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Schloss Neuschwanstein

By TrevBatWCC    
I was watching on the 'Yesterday' TV channel last weekend a documentary about King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It prompted me to re-process some images I took on my holiday to Bavaria in April 2013, when a coach outing took us to Hohenschwangau, and where we visited this famous castle King Ludwig had built overlooking the village. Been rather busy this last few days, hence lack of attendance on EPZ, but now got around to uploading 😬
It's quite a steep climb from the village up to the castle, but you can take a horse and carriage ride up there (as I did). V1 was taken looking up from the dropping off point to the castle entrance on the left of that image. Having toured the castle's interior, the visitor should make sure they take the gentle walk up to the Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge), which spans the Pöllat Gorge. It was from this bridge that King Ludwig II admired his dream castle. The lead image is the view that you're faced with. V2 was taken from the bridge and looking directly down into the Gorge. About halfway along the path between the castle and the bridge, there's a viewpoint which offers a great panoramic view overlooking the village below (V3) with Schloss Hohenschwangau in the background, the childhood residence of King Ludwig and built by his father, King Maximilian II. V4 is from down in the village looking up towards Neuschwanstein castle. Just a pity photography wasn’t allowed inside the castle, as it's beautiful.
It was rather strange that here around the village and the castle was the only place where there was any snow, there was no sign of it anywhere else during the whole holiday!
(images taken 04/04/2013)

Many thanks to Dave (HobbitDave), Geoff (simmo73) and Colleen for their User Awards on my previous upload, Warning: may contain nuts , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Snow Waterfall Bavaria Hohenschwangau Landscape and travel Neuschwanstein castle Hohenschwangau Castle

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28 Nov 2020 12:46PM
Lovely winters set, Trev.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
28 Nov 2020 12:46PM
Such an amazing location Trev , beautiful images of this fairyland castle & surrounds !! Would also love to see the interior , pity about the no photo policy !
28 Nov 2020 12:49PM
Lovely to see this castle, Trev, and read your write-up, too 👍 I have a digital jigsaw puzzle with colour pic which has been taken from same place as your lead image. Looks a wonderful area.
Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

Dave 🙂
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 12:54PM
'Mad King Ludwig' - as though mad royals were somehow exceptional... A lovely set.
28 Nov 2020 12:54PM
Excellent set
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Nov 2020 12:58PM
That brings back of our first European holidays...must be 25 yes ago now. I remember we bought a printed poster which adorned our wall for a year or so... magical...😁😁
28 Nov 2020 1:16PM
Enchanting set Trev, beautiful views, my faves are the lead and V2.
A very interesting write up too,
must be really exciting to get at the castle on a carriage.

Lory Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 1:28PM
WOW !! Bravo for such an impressive set, content, and location Trev !!
Good informative write up as well, Isabel GrinGrin
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
28 Nov 2020 1:44PM
Magnificent images Trev. Wondered how you managed to get the drop on it to get your lead shot.
Almost had a vertigo attack when I saw V2, had to grab the arms of my chair 😱.
You want to be careful of accepting a lift to the castle in a horse drawn carriage though, especially at dusk.... Remember what happened in the Hammer Horror films......👹👹
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
28 Nov 2020 1:50PM
Very impressive. That must have been an interesting trip.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
28 Nov 2020 2:14PM
Thanks for the memory, Trev. I went there too long ago to remember anything about it, but it was just for a day excusion. Amazing place. Especially the star covered ceiling (if I remember correctly
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
28 Nov 2020 2:19PM
Good set of photographs Trev - the next best thing to actually being there. Thanks for sharing and for the background info. too. As always a first class processing job.
Graham Wink
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
28 Nov 2020 2:20PM
Interesting description and captures
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
28 Nov 2020 2:24PM
A very beautiful lead image Trev, and an interesting narrative too.

28 Nov 2020 2:30PM
Gorgeous images and interesting write up. I always wonder how they managed to build these castles on top of huge rocky outcrops.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
28 Nov 2020 2:37PM
A very lovely set Trev. Each image is stunning.
28 Nov 2020 2:41PM
Wonderful set from this fairytale castle Trev, I spent a week in Bavaria in the 70s and visited this castle. like you I traveled up there by horse and cart.Magical place, and the beer's not bad either!
28 Nov 2020 2:45PM
A lovely place Trev and an interesting narrative too.

saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
28 Nov 2020 2:57PM
A fine set of images, Trev, the next best thing to actually being there.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 3:01PM
A terrific set of this beautiful castle
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
28 Nov 2020 3:35PM
Great set Trev!

Arne Smile
esoxlucius Plus
11 32 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 3:59PM
Try -select- sky - edit- sky replacement- amazing difference..
If you can create your own folder of skies then massive improvements in past images.
Give it a try.
Techno Plus
12 6.1k 8 England
28 Nov 2020 4:14PM
What a lead image, spectacular or what!....lovely set Trev, always enjoy the narrative too....
28 Nov 2020 4:27PM
terrific set, Trev, especially the lead shot
jacomes Plus
6 28 35 Portugal
28 Nov 2020 4:44PM
Splendid set of a splendid place Tony. The lead has to be favourite even if it must be one of the most photographed castles in Germany, the snow and blank sky (and your processing) really allow the castle to stand out .The versions help to set the scene.
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 5:04PM
That really is a fairytale scene, Trev, and, as noted above, your processing is always impeccable.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
28 Nov 2020 5:56PM
Great guided tour Trevor !!!!
28 Nov 2020 6:08PM
A wonderful winter set Trev, what a beautiful castle..Lin
A spectacular location, expertly captured and presented, and with an informative narrative. Great work Trev.
You either take notes, or have a fantastic memory. Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2211 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2020 7:50PM
If they asked me where I would like to live if there were no limit on cash, I think this might be it.
richmowil Plus
12 446 2 England
28 Nov 2020 8:42PM
Excellent image
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2020 9:44AM
Lovely set Trev particularly drawn to v1
Excellent set and interesting narrative Trev. The lead for me. Smile
1 Dec 2020 8:21PM
A fabulous set, Trev and wonderful reminder of our visit in 1973!!
6 marks to the pound all those years ago!!

Richard SmileSmile

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