Perhaps the most famous castle in Germany, if not Europe, this charming castle was built upon the orders of Ludwig II. After he was declared insane by Van Gooden, his life ended tragically when he drowned in Lake Starnberg along with the psychiatrist Von Gooden, who had diagnosed him unfit to rule, despite never actually speaking to / assessing Ludwig personally, but relying on the hearsay & gossip of servants and political opponents. There are several conspiracy theories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II_of_Bavaria#Mysterious_death
And these days, there is debate about whether he really was mad? He was a dreamer, rather than a politician, and wanted no part in planning wars, which made him some enemies within Bavaria along with those who saw musician Wagner as a threat to Bavaria because of the political views he held, and the fact that Ludwig was devoted to Wagner. Ludwig is much loved in Bavaria (Bayern) today, for his outstanding legacy of impressive castles and art collections.
More info here on Ludwig: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/germany/bavaria/10621869/Bavarias-Mad-King-Ludwig-may-not-have-been-so-mad-after-all.html
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npecanhuk (70106) 2014-07-28 12:05
Wonderful castle and location!
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-28 12:19
You had better weather than I did at Neuschwanstein. The is a great shot taken from a fine POV. The angle of the shot is great allowing us to see more than one side of the castle. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness and detail.
Silvio1953 (130472) 2014-07-28 12:41
Ciao Chris,great view of fantastic castle, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
emka (86577) 2014-07-28 13:53
Hello Chris, I am so envious! I was twice there, once there was dense fog and nothing could be seen in a few meters, and two years ago all the castle was covered for restauration. And now it looks marvelous. Splendid quality - good colours, stunning sharpness. It will probably always mystery about life and death of Ludwig. Anyway, The castles are beautiful Gorgeous postcard.
WArm regrads MAlgo
lousat (82684) 2014-07-28 14:49
HI Chris,a classic point of view but a spectacular work in pp,how i like the colors and the detail,and how i like the fantastic exposure,a great great spectacle!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (60434) 2014-07-28 17:30
The trees are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the castle. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
besnard (55113) 2014-07-28 21:49
On dirait un château de conte de fée qui émerge au milieu d'une nature luxuriante.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jjcordier (79064) 2014-07-28 23:45
La merveille de Bavière, enfin débarrassée de ces échafaudages apparemment. On ne se lasse pas de l'admirer depuis ce pont très fréquenté par les touristes.
jemaflor (89405) 2014-07-28 23:46
great architecture and a very beautiful pov on the castle and the landscape around, good sharpness and depth with the view of the town and fields in the Bg, Tfs.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-07-29 0:58
Hello Chris - What a fascinating note; the mystery surrounding Ludwig II has fired up my curiosity and I shall have to find out more about him. If this magnificent castle is one of hid legacy's then I appreciate his dreams and I guess he appreciated the arts and beauty more than the fighting of wars... pity that some of today's leaders are not of the same ilk!
This is a wonderful shot. I love the way the castle seems to be rising upward as it emerges from the trees. The wider landscape adds to the context too and we see clearly that the castle overlooks a vast area of land. Stunning.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-29 1:18
one of my favourite castles and you have captured its majesty and setting superbly in this immaculate image. I have never managed to get this close to it and get a wonderful shot like this. I love it!
jhm (144318) 2014-07-29 5:32
What a wonderful castle between a green area.
We get a lovely panorama view too.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (67528) 2014-07-29 5:47
Une superbe carte postale . À partir d'un point de vue parfait, les détails du château ressortent parfaitement. On peut aussi admirer l'environnement tout autour sous un ciel qui parle.
ikeharel (63019) 2014-07-29 7:19
Good evening Chris,
The most admirable POV on this known castle, that imnspired Disney with its beautiful turrets.
You had a marvelous bright day, and managed a super-clear shot on. Excelent collected the details.
eldancer1 (32113) 2014-07-29 10:14
German architectures are beautiful and more enchanting looking. I really the way this castle seems to be growing up with the forest. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (35905) 2014-07-29 11:14
Hi Chris, lovely view of this beautiful castle in this beautiful landscape, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image of a nice place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PiotrF (11264) 2014-07-29 15:23
Your photo is showing of the beauty of this place well. The exposure looks great of the great architecture behind this marvellous castle. The framing is very good and the light exposure is excellent, such as the sharpness is. Nice shot, interesting notes.
macjake (61514) 2014-07-29 16:52
Oh man, this is one every photographers to-shoot-list, or at least you would think it is, I know its on mine.
I know the Castle has been renovated time and time again to maintain it, but i wonder how it looked on its VERY FIRST day of completion many many years ago.
what a stunning scene with the lush greens all along the bottom and the hills behind.
Lucky you :)
wonderful darkened light and exposure.
fds (8848) 2014-07-30 4:48
ciao my friend Chris fantastic picture from Disneland castle from Fussen i licke very much i tacke this phot but no reflex in october 2006
very beautiful location with fantastic colors and very suggestive sky
buona settimana anche a te caro amico mio
Miguel82 (26543) 2014-08-05 18:46
Splendid picture highlighting that superb castle built at the top of a crest Chris, bright tons, high definition, greetings
Waylim (25368) 2014-08-14 21:32
Excellent shot and a classic POV of this famous castle. I was here while I was still using film camera. Scan didn't turn out that good. This is excellent with great light and good weather with nice cloud in the background.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (104387)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-28
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 11:39