The only garden-ish part of this castle was the grotto room on one of the upper floors of the building. Sorry, couldn't take any photos on the inside of the building. Let's just say the castle was first conceived by a set designer and the grotto room, complete with faux-stone walls, pebble floor, clever lighting, hidden doors and fountains, was very well done. Not that the bedrooms, ballroom or throne rooms weren't well thought out. Most were themed with the music & theater productions featuring Wagner, King Ludwig's favorite composer.
|Photographed from the castle across the way, Ludwig's dad's place, Hohenschwangau Castle.|
|The walk up the hill is a bit of a trek. We could have taken a bus, but what's the fun in that?|
|It could actually use some greenery.|
|There's a trail from the castle over to this bridge. |
This bridge is where the photo at the top of the post was taken from.
|From inside the courtyard of the castle.|
|View of the lake in the Alps. First time we were here, there were |
hang gliders soaring through the mountains.
|Closer-up of the bridge.|
|Directly below the bridge.|