My Virtual Vacation Day 5—Hohenschwangau Bavaria

We had hoped in retirement to travel the world. So far we have done a pretty good job with trips to Mexico, Hawaii, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and The Czech Republic. However the pandemic has stopped all of that for a while. So while waiting for Africa, Alaska and Scandinavia, our current travel is going to have to be virtual. Today’s stop is Hohenschwangau Bavaria. It is a small German village near the Austrian border, It is most famous as the home of Neuschwanstein Castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. The castle was used by Disney as a model for their theme parks.

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Bavaria

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Candiate #1–Schloss Schwangau

The Money Shot

I have published a few images of Neuschwanstein Castle on this blog and my commercial site. Unfortunately none of them are from the perfect angle. The best place to take a picture of this famous castle is from the middle of a wooden bridge. That is the money shot. Unfortunately when our tour got to the bridge it began to rain. This image was taken in the rain and so the sky is blah rather than blue and depth of field not as great as I would have liked. An hour earlier the sky looked like this but you can’t control the weather or in this case the tour guide..

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The Money Shot

The Money Shot

The bridge

The bridge

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Most people travel to this part of Bavaria to see the famous castle Neuschwanstein. We did the same and spent all of our time there. This is a lesser palace known as Schloss Hohenschwangau. Next time we will skip the
Neuschwanstein tour and spend some time inside this beautiful building and then tour the exterior of Mad Ludwig’s Castle.. It is interesting to know that neither Neuschwanstein or Schloss Hohenschwangau are considered castles but rather 19th Century Palaces although they commonly called “schlos” which is the German word for Castle.

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 Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau Bavaria

Most people travel to this part of Bavaria to see the famous castle Neuschwanstein and the lesser known Hohenschwangau Palace. Neuschwanstein was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria who was also known as the Mad King, But what brought Ludwig to Schwangau in the first place? Maybe it was this view which is the view of Schwangau from the Western side of the castle. You can see other images and buy a print of this one at my european gallery.

Schwangau Bavaria

Schwangau Bavaria