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Snapshot Saturday 2014 #4 – Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is nestled in the mountains of Bavaria, Germany near the town of Füssen. Construction was started in September of 1869 commissioned by King Ludwig II. He used his own money to finance the project, but then began borrowing money from Bavaria. He would change the plans, which would delay the process. Construction was still not completed at the time of his mysterious death in 1886. Within a few weeks, the scaffolding was removed and the castle cleaned up enough to start receiving tourists, so the country could recoup some of their finances. Continue reading

Snapshot Saturday 2013 #1 – Fussen, Germany

Cow with Neuschwanstein Castle

Cow with Neuschwanstein Castle

Welcome to my first Snapshot Saturday! I’m going to post random photos from my travels every Saturday. Some will be from previous posts and some will give you an idea of posts coming soon.

This photo was taken near Füssen Germany across the road from a gas station that we stopped at on the way to Neuschwanstein Castle. I like this photo because even though the castle is massive, it appears to be dwarfed when photographed with the mountains as the background. Plus I love the color of the cows in this area and most of them were wearing bells.