A rustic wooden facade on the outside, glamorous gold on the inside. The King's House on Schachen is probably one of the most surprising buildings created by Ludwig II, the Fairy-Tale King. And the alpine panorama is royal.
A small-scale version of Versailles: that was the Bavarian king's dream. His dream found its unbelievably beautiful home at the Chiemsee Lake, but King Ludwig II would not live to see it completed.
As a baby, Ludwig II used to be rocked to sleep beneath the shadows of the world-renowned castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein. The royal nursery is still in the Hohenschwangau Castle – a forgotten jewel.
Even if Neuschwanstein Castle is known throughout the world and can't any longer be regarded as an insider tip, one thing remains certain: Its impressive architecture will cast its spell over you, just as it has over so many other visitors.