Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle in Schwangau, Germany

From the balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle, I got a fine view of the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle. Whereas Neuschwanstein is known as a dream castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Hohenschwangau was the castle of his parents and his childhood. Living there, he probably forged out plans for a palace of his own the first time.


Lutemaking industry in Füssen

Exhibition about lutes and violins in Füssen

Füssen has been a centre of the lute- and violinmaking industry for many years. In 1562, the lute maker of Füssen joined to form the first European lute maker guild. Today, one can visit an extensive exhibition about the production of lutes and violins at the municipal museum of Füssen (Museum der Stadt Füssen).


Danse macabre in Füssen

Danse macabre in Füssen, Germany

The danse macabre (Totentanz) in Füssen is the oldest one of Bavaria. Jacob Hiebler was the painter. You’ll find this work created by Jacob Hiebler in the Museum der Stadt Füssen. This heritage museum uses the rooms of the former St. Mang’s Abbey.


Trompe l’oeil featuring a book

A trompe-l'œil featuring a book in Füssen, Germany

I did know Füssen is known for a lot of amazing Trompe-l’œils on the walls of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss). Though I was surprised to see in the streets of Füssen such an impressive Trompe-l’œil featuring a book. In this depiction, the three legs of the city arms are linked to the character traits diligent, honest and helpful (fleissig – ehrlich – hilfsbereit).


Marienbrücke in Schwangau

Longshot of the Marienbrücke in Schwangau, Germany

A longshot of the Marienbrücke taken from a balcony of Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein). From there one has an excellent view over the whole castle. The bridge can be reached by bus starting near the ticket office in Hohenschwangau.