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Old 07-22-2005, 05:32 AM
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German Palaces, Castles and other Royal Buildings

I must admit, my taste is far for ostentacious, so I'd be thinking more along the lines of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, built in the 19th century by His Majesty King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It's just so majestic, and with all of it's hidden passages, performance chambers, grottos and not to mention the bed!! It has the spire of every Bavarian Cathedral carved on the top of it!
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:08 AM
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Schloss Pillnitz

One of my faves. A former palace of the Kings of Saxony. Very elegant.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:40 AM
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Oh, I thought of another. No where near as enormous as Neuschwanstein, but Schloss Sansousi in Potsdam, built by King Freidrick II Der Gross von Preussen. The castle (which I believe was either being considered to be restored to the Hohenzollern family, or if it actually was). This beautiful 1 story palace sits perched on a hill, looking over a great park, a lake at it's centre. Other building in the park are the Great Palace, the Chinese tea house and the Orangery.

This palace is one of the period's finest architectural triumphs, built by the artistic and later great military leader-King Frederick the Great.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:34 AM
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The von Schlesian Palace

Previously known as Sanssouci.
Two pics: close up and long shot.
I trust von Schlesian will have the stonework cleaned before he moves in.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:20 AM
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I must admit, my taste is far for ostentacious, so I'd be thinking more along the lines of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, built in the 19th century by His Majesty King Louis II of Bavaria. It's just so majestic, and with all of it's hidden passages, performance chambers, grottos and not to mention the bed!! It has the spire of every Bavarian Cathedral carved on the top of it!
Could you please post pictures of the bed?

I would love to live in any palace of Saint Petersburg. What a stunnig city!
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:45 PM
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Ludwig's bed

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King Ludwig II's particularly garish bedroom in Neuschwanstein...
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:00 PM
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Palace by the lake

Another fave. This is Monrepos, still owned by the Royal House of Württemberg.
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remember that room,
there is a washbasin with gold faucets, I was with a group and an arthistory professor and I touched the hot or cold faucet and at dinner it was said as a general remark that we were not allowed to touch anything in any room we visited because if everybody did so, through wear and tear etc.

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Old 07-23-2005, 08:30 PM
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King Ludwig II's particularly garish bedroom in Neuschwanstein...
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Yes thanks for that Warren. When I went to see it, I remember thinking the top looked very low..

Don't worry Warren, I'll have the stone work cleaned before I move in.. (Well, at least before I have you over for coffee on the front lawn)
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:11 AM
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Neuschwanstein

Danielle;
Here's a postcard I bought in the village at the bottom of the mountain the castle sits apon. (I couldn't bring myself to write on it an post it):)
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Speaking of Neuschwanstein...

Here are a couple of nice pics...
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if you want to see the castle inside you could rent the movie Ludwig by Visconti. I like the fake lake/grotto where he would peddle in in a swanlike boat while listening to wagner.
lots of people like Neuschwanstein because disney modeled the sleeping beauty castle after it and it reminds them of their childhood
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:02 AM
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The Grotto

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I like the fake lake/grotto where he would peddle in in a swanlike boat while listening to Wagner.
Here is a pic of the Neuschwanstein grotto, plus a pic of Ludwig's gaudy bedroom at Linderhoff...
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went to linderhoff too, the thing I remember most was the enormous waiting line (a few buses with visitors from Japan) just to get into a sort of small bonbonbox.

The grotto looks better in the movie when you can see it "alive". Have not been to Herrenchiemsee but love the scene where romy schneider who plays sissi for the last time has a fit of laughter when she sees the Hall of Mirrors which is a copy of the one in versaille, because of the extravagance.

Loved the palace in munchen because they told us it had been totally bombed at the end of WWII and a room a year was restored according to small swatches of wall paper and material they still had.

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German Palaces, Castles and other Royal Buildings

This thread is dedicated to the palaces, castles and other buildings related to royalty in Germany.

Some pictures of Schloss Scherin, in Schwerin (Mecklenburg). This was the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and is a museum at the moment.

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Backside & gardens

At sunset

Bridge and facade

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Information about the castle here.
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They are so beautiful! Thank you!
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some photos of Zeil Castle the residence of Fürst Georg and Fürstin Marie Gabriele of Waldburg zu zeil und Trauchburg. As the couple lives in the Castle it can not visited inside but you can walk around it and the beautiful Park.

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more Information in german can be found here Schloss Zeil im Allgaeu
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:26 PM
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Neuschwanstein

The most impressive castel in Germany must be "Neuschwanstein".

Here's a Gallery with many impressive pictures:

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