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Kings, Castles and Palaces in the royal country around Füssen

King Ludwig's Palaces in a royal country: The unique countryside around Füssen has fascinated rulers and kings throughout the centuries. Proof of this is the more than 60 preserved castles, castle ruins and palaces. These include such world-famous ones as Neuschwanstein, the last residence of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 – 1886). 

In addition to Schwangau, familiar to Ludwig from his childhood experiences, it was particularly Graswang Valley that he had come to know as Crown Prince from his many excursions from Hohenschwangau. His father, King Maximilian II, owned a hunting lodge there in “Linderhof” where Ludwig built his only Castle he actually lived in.

King Ludwig II - a brief biography

The Crown Prince by no means enjoyed a carefree childhood. He and his brother Otto, two years...

King Ludwig II

Neuschwanstein Castle

If anyone talks about a fairy-tale castle, he usually means Neuschwanstein. 

Neuschwanstein Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle

Less famous, but not less worth seeing, is Hohenschwangau Castle. In particular, the original 19th...

Hohenschwangau Castle

Linderhof Palace

In addition to Schwangau, familiar to Ludwig from his childhood experiences, it was particularly...

Linderhof Palace

Herrenchiemsee Castle

In honor of Louis XIV of France, the Sun King, a Bavarian Versailles was to be created.

Herrenchiemsee Castle
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