King Ludgwig II
In 1864 King Ludwig II – at age 18 – came to power as the new King of Bavaria.
He was born on August 15th, 1845, at Nymphenburg Palace, Munich.
He was king until 1886 — he died on June 13th, 1886, at Lake Starnberg (south of Munich).
Images of Palaces and Castles in Bavaria
Neuschwanstein is one of the ‘blueprints’ for Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle is may be the most famous palace in Germany — right next to it, just a few minutes away, there’s Hohenschwangau Palace (or Castle).
, a Neo-Gothic style palace, was the childhood residence of Ludwig II. He lived here also while building his own castle (Neuschwanstein) — construction started 1869 and was completed 1882.