Monday, April 26, 2010

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 29

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren,  Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Click to visit other sites.

Our group crossed the Alps into Germany and stopped at Fussen. This is the location of two castles. This first one you see is the Royal Castle of Hohenschwangau. It was made in the 12th century. It was rebuilt by King Maximllian II in the 1830's the father of King Ludwig II.
You then look up on a hill and you see Neuschwanstein's Castle 1869-1886, built by (Mad) King Ludwig II.  Some of you who have been to Disneyland may recognize the style of the castle. It was a foggy/rainy day for this photo.
The weather broke as I reached the top of the hill, what a neat place.

The scenery and waterfalls also added to the beauty of the area.

Looking down to his father's castle added to the specialness of this castle. I hope you enjoyed this part of my trip.

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41 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is really special, isn't it? We love it there and we're glad to see you've been there too! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Becca's Dirt said...

I will always be amazed at the craftsmanship used back in the day before there was so much modern machinery. Their skill is truly amazing. Beautiful places you are visiting. Thanks for sharing them with us.

SandyCarlson said...

Your group has had one incredible journey, to be sure. Great shots.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful trip you had, Tom! I love that area and visited there several times when I lived in Germany. And Neuschwanstein is fantastic! Terrific photos! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!

Sylvia

JOE TODD said...

Talk about a castle in the sky. A little rainy here in S.E. Ohio but it is spring.. Any golf yet??

KaHolly said...

Wow! I've never seen a real castle before. Outstanding. Does anyone still live in them? ~karen

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is nice to see this place through the eyes of others.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! That castle in the fog is amazing! What a truly wonderful time for the fog to roll in...

Carver said...

What a beautiful place you visited and such wonderful shots you took.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, can you imagine living in places like that? It really is like a fairytale, especially with the fog.

TSannie said...

How beautiful! Definitely on my bucket list places I want/need to see.

nancy said...

Cinderella'a Castle..LOve the photos. Especially the 2nd one. Have a great week. Nancy

J Bar said...

Amazing architecture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jossie said...

Wonderful castles. Like in fairy tales. I visited them some years ago. They are amazing. You would not believe that they are real.

Dar said...

Thank you so much for taking me for such an awesome walk....castles, definitely something only in my dreams. They are both lovely. Love the fog you caught.
Fantastic entry.

wenn said...

love the spectacular view!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,those are spectacular.I don't know about that bridge,if that is what it is.Don't think I want to drive over there.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Tom. Love seeing the old castles... AND that waterfall..... Wow!!!!! We just returned from West VA --and saw some gorgeous waterfalls while there.
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful castles in wonderful location. Beautiful architecture.

Mary said...

wow...like something from a fairy tale! What fantastic photos!

Jama said...

What a wonderful castle!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love that second one Tom and the fog/mist lends so much to the picture. What beautiful country around there.

LadyFi said...

Amazing shots.. especially the castle appearing out of the mist.

Kathiesbirds said...

It's amazing how they built them right into the hillside! Love the white castle with the fog.

Ann said...

Did they duplicate the Disney land castle with exact measurement?

Rose said...

I LOVE that second shot...it is perfect!

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EG Wow said...

The lives of the rich and famous have always been amazing, haven't they? Makes me wonder how many workers carried building materials to these places!

Johnny Nutcase said...

castles! how cool...that second one with the fog it so fitting, wonderful shot!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I love everything about the Bavarian Alps! I like your picture of Neuschwanstein's Castle in the fog. I hope one day to visit there again. Bob has never been to Europe, and the last time I was there was in the early 80s.

Denise said...

I am thoroughly enjoying your travels around Europe. The castles are magical!

Hilary said...

How incredible! That castle in the fog image is startlingly beautiful. Wow.

blog with no name said...

Oh that mad King Ludwig! He was always the life of the party...

Great shots Tom! It looks like ie came right out of a fairy tale... Love the castle in the fog!!!

Anna said...

Amazing castles, just I could never envision myself living in one - I think I be cold, lol, just too big. Well, thanks for sharing these amazing structures. Anna :)

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Wren said...

A king, and still poor Ludwig can't stop himself from being known as "mad" for eternity. Still, his castle is the archetype, isn't it? So I suppose he has fame as well as infamy.

I love all your photos. It's beautiful country as well as impressive buildings.

George said...

I enjoyed your visit to the two castles. The scenery is spectacular even without the castles, but they definitely add to the grandeur.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh, I did! I just love castles. Don't we all?! I guess it's the mystery. One day I'll visit too.

Glennis said...

You just don't get castles like those too often, like, never out here. Sensational scenery, amazing place.

jeannette said...

Love the photo of the castle in the fog -so fairy-tale like. thanks so much for sharing your trip -it was a delight!

Tipper said...

Just WOW! Yes I enjoyed this part of your trip!