NEUSCHWANSTEIN, Ludwig's first castle Neuschwanstein was built 1869 - 1886. Neuschwanstein entrance Singers' Hall Neuschwanstein sits at the base of Mount Tegelberg. Helicopter view Top view Neuschwanstein in autumn LINDERHOF, Ludwig's second castle Linderhof was built 1870 - 1879. Flora and her nymphs Rococo architecture in the forest Linderhof's Eastern Flower Beds Southern Terraced Hill, with Venus Temple Moorish Kiosk View from behind and above Linderhof HERRENCHIEMSEE, Ludwig's third castle, is on an island in Lake Chiemsee. Herrenchiemsee was inspired by Versailles. Herrenchiemsee's gardens have both classical styles ... ... and the fantastic style favoured by the King. NYMPHENBURG PALACE in Munich was Ludwig's birthplace. Nymphenburg was begun in 1664. It is the summer residence of Bavaria's royal family. Nymphenburg's Great Hall The grand partere of the 200 hectare / 490 acre park The gardens date from 1671. Royal coach in Nymphenburg's Carriage Museum HOHENSCHWANGAU CASTLE, near Füssen, was Ludwig's boyhood home. Hohenschwangau Castle sits between Lakes Alpsee and Schwansee. Hohenschwangau Castle as seen from Neuschwanstein Entrance to Hohenschwangau Wittelsbach royal family coat of arms  


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