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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another view from another pov, the castle of Hohenschwangau surrounded by an impressive nature, with lakes, forests and high mountains of the Alps, I hope you like, then some letters about the castle.

The castle of Hohenschwangau (in German, Schloss Hohenschwangau, lit. "Castle of the Big 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 the southwest of Bavaria, 127 km from Munich. It is very close to the border with Austria.

The Hohenschwangau castle was built where the old Schwanstein fortress, dating back to 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 it was finally ruined at the beginning of the 19th century.

In 1829 Prince Maximilian (future king Maximilian II of Bavaria) knew the historical place and was enthusiastic about the beauty of the environment. He acquired the property in 1832. A year later the reconstruction of the castle began, uninterrupted until 1837. The architect in charge, the Munich Domenico Quaglio, was responsible for the neo-Gothic style of exterior design.

Hohenschwangau was the official hunting and hunting place of Maximilian, his wife María de Prusia and his two sons Luis (future King Luis II of Bavaria) and Otón (King Otón I of Bavaria). The young prince spent his teenage years here: the king and queen lived in the main building and their children in the adjacent one.

King Maximilian died in 1864 and his son Louis succeeded him on the throne, moving to the room that his father had in the castle. As 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 began construction of 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: 10/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-08 12:32
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 558 k

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