Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Neuschwanstein, The Fairytale Castle

Neuschwanstein is a 19th-century Bavarian palace on a rugged hill near Hohenschwangau and Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner, the King's inspiring muse. Although public photography of the interior is not permitted, it is the most photographed building in Germany and is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.3 million people (6,000 per day in the summer!) visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king".

After sharing the pictures from Ranger's Metal Earth Neuschwanstein Castle the other day, I remembered that I never did share the pictures I had taken of the girls putting together a 3D Puzzle of this Fairytale Castle! Twinkle Toes had received it as a Christmas gift from her Christkindl and all three of the girls worked on putting it together last fall. She still has it displayed in her bedroom!