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Castles & Monasteries

Castles, Castles & Monasteries

The Noble obliged the lords and ladies in these regions. Whether as a free-spirited winemaker or as a guardian of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses – they have all committed to the Tradition of their homes, and this Modern led.

The second part of the documentary series “castles in Austria” leads from the Styrian volcanic land to the Schilcherland in Western Styria. The starting point of the cinematic journey of the impressive Riegersburg castle (pictured above), the strongest historical fortress, the night country, which is still in the possession of the princely house of Liechtenstein, and as one of the most important tourist attractions in the Styria applies. Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein is entered in the large footsteps of his parents and has developed together with his wife Sonja already own visions to receiving the most famous Styrian castle.

Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria

This castle in Bavaria, king Ludwig II. belonged to and is probably the most famous castle fairy tale. Soon after his death, it could be viewed. From the romantic eclecticism characterized, it is considered a masterpiece of the historicism. The chambers were decorated with stucco and gold embroidery Empire. One of the two most magnificent rooms of the throne room. The floor mosaic shows plants and animals, and represents symbolically the earth, while the dome is decorated with stars. The throne room was the solitude-loving king never intended for fixed, but should be a symbol for his understanding of the Kingdom: He saw himself as a Mediator between God and the world.

The Royal castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria

The Ostallgäu is characterized by the well-known buildings of king Ludwig II of Bavaria, who had his two castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in a fantastic location near Füssen to build. King Ludwig II, with its castles monuments. Neuschwanstein castle is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and is inextricably linked with the Allgäu. King Ludwig II was fulfilled with the construction of the castle a dream. He wanted high above the Pöllatschlucht build his “New castle”, is a medieval castle modelled on the Wartburg castle in Eisenach with the latest technology. This should serve as a refuge for his dream worlds. Neuschwanstein castle has become the epitome of a romantic castle of the middle ages and is today one of the most famous buildings of historicism. The construction and the interior reflects the devotion of king Ludwig II for the culture of the middle ages and is characterized by the legends of the middle ages, and Richard Wagner’s stage works.

Guided tours through the unfinished fairy-tale Neuschwanstein castle you can admire the medieval splendour of the castle and learn Exciting facts about the extraordinary life and mysterious death of the Bavarian fairy tale king.

Lion’s castle and Schloss wilhelmshöhe, Kassel

The lion’s castle and Schloss wilhelmshöhe are part of the mountain Park Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, Germany, the world heritage Committee in 2013 as a Unesco world heritage has been recognised. The 560-hectare Baroque complex extends from Kassel’s famous landmark, the 70-Meter-high, Hercules Statue, the 350-Meter-long cascades. The mountain Park was built in the 17th century. Century under Landgrave Carl was in the late 18th century. Century, wild waterfalls and games.

Not far from the lion’s castle, the Schloss wilhelmshöhe Palace with an adjacent ball house and the greenhouse is also in the mountain Park. It was built about 25 years prior to the lion’s castle. Today, the castle houses the gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, an antique collection, the collection of prints and drawings, as well as the castle Museum, the white stone of wings and a scientific reference library in the Church of wings.

Many of these buildings are now used as a restaurant or provide a stylish backdrop for cultural events. In some houses, bed options are available to you. The grounds and gardens as well as the Public made accessible rooms can often be seen. Also in the private homes outdoor tour is usually possible.