A visit to
one of King Ludwig's castles by way of Lake Chimsee -
arrived, we took horse carriage to the castle. It was very
fortunate as our driver spoke English. He had done an
internship in Chicago for Snap On tools. I asked him what his
favorite memory of America was. Without hesitation, he said
New York City. He found out America was just not Burgers and
became king of Bavaria at 18 upon his father's passing.
King Ludwig also built other castles, one of which is
Neuschwanstein, (Cinderella's Castle).
was patterned after "Versailles" in Paris in honor of the
Bourbon Kings Louis XIV and Louis XV and Louis the XVI, (his
grandfather's Godfather) and in honor of his own origins, as a
member of the House of Wittelsbach.
Amazing are the smallest details in ceilings, walls and
woodwork; the chandaleers were beyond belief. One of a kind
porcelians, whereas King Ludwig had the molds destroyed
Ludwing loved modern inventions and used them as much as
possible in his creations. Though photographs were forbidden
inside, I got many shots of the outside.
Weingarten; A mountain top restaurant / guest house with a birdseye view.