Saturday, 25 October 2008

Neuschwanstein Castle

Doesn’t this gorgeous castle resemble the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland? Well, there is a reason for that! This 19th century Bavarian castle was the inspiration behind Disney’s building.

The Neuschwanstein Castle is located in the top of a hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany, and it was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and a tribute to the composer Richard Wagner. The goal was to create a theatrical and fantasy like castle that would impress anyone whom would see it. The construction began in 1869 and was completed in 1886, after the Kings’ death.

Nowadays, it’s one of German’s most popular touristic attractions. This beautiful card was sent by yukikoyh, from Germany.
Source: Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Em um dos meus postais recebidos da Alemanha, o primeiro por sinal, está o Castelo Neuschwanstein e outras típicas vistas da região. Vendo somente o castelo, posso ver que é realmente fabuloso, digno de um conto de fadas! Lindo postal.
    (Paula_LC - fórum do Postcrossing)


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