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.