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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you a view of the Hohenschwangau castle taken from the streets of the village, the castle is surrounded by an impressive nature, with lakes, forests and high mountains of the Alps, I hope you like, then some letters on the castle.

The castle of Hohenschwangau (German: Schloss Hohenschwangau, lit. "castle of the Great Swan County") was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the village of Schwangau near the town of Füssen, belonging to the county of Ostallgäu in south-west Bavaria, 127 km from Munich. It is very close to the Austrian border.

The Hohenschwangau castle was built where the old fortress of Schwanstein, dating from the 12th century, was located. A family of knights took over the construction of the medieval fortress. After abdicating the knights in the sixteenth century, the fortress changed hands on several occasions. The deterioration of the fortress continued until finally it was in ruins at the beginning of century XIX.

In 1829 the prince Maximilian (future king Maximilian II of Bavaria) knew the historical place and was excited by the beauty of the surroundings. He acquired the property in 1832. A year later the reconstruction of the castle began, uninterrupted until 1837. The architect in charge, the Munichese Domenico Quaglio, was responsible for the neogothic style of the exterior design.

Hohenschwangau was the official hunting and summer resort of Maximilian, his wife Maria of Prussia and his two sons Luis (future King Ludwig II of Bavaria) and Otto (King Otto I of Bavaria). The young prince spent his adolescent years here: the king and the queen lived in the main building and their children in the adjacent.

King Maximilian died in 1864 and his son Luis succeeded him to the throne, moving to the estancia that his father had in the castle. Since Luis never married, his mother continued to live on the same floor. King Ludwig II of Bavaria enjoyed living in Hohenschwangau, especially after 1869 when he started building his own castle, Neuschwanstein, from a stone that came from the family castle.
Source: Wikipedia.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 35 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-08 14:54
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 561 k

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