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Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairytale castle in Germany
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Chelsi Hamilton

on 16 November 2012

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Neuschwanstein Castle Introduction The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous palaces in Europe. It is also known as the "FairyTale Castle" in Germany. Kind Ludwig the second built Neuschwanstein to acquire a life in seclusion. Seven weeks after his death in 1886, the castle was opened to the public.

It is in consideration to become an addition to the wonders of the world Building Neuschwanstein Ludwig wanted a romantic palace. It overlooked the mountain Jugend, one of Ludwigs favorite place to be.
This castle was to be built as a new, more modern palace containing detailed technological features.
Neuschwanstein was built based off of illustrations of medieval castles and architectural motifs of Wartburg.
The outside of the castle was a light-colored limestone covering the various bricks. 3 Interior The first floor of the castle had furniture carved from oak trees. The second floor, however, was never finished.
Only 15 rooms were completely finished.
The inside walls had poems scripted onto the walls and carvings of medieval legends.
Ludwig went for the aspect of purity. The swan, resembling purity, was painted onto the inside walls of the castle.
Ludwigs models were painted onto the walls as well. This includes: the poet Tannhäuser, the swan knight Lohengrin and his father, the Grail King Parzival. The Throne Room The Entrance Hall Dining Room Bedroom Adjoining the bedroom is the small Chapel, dedicated to the Patron Saint of the King. The richly carved altar is set into the decorated wall, and the altar paintings show scenes from the life of St. Louis.
The stained glass windows to the right show St. Louis receiving the last sacraments. The windows are the work of the "Mayerischen" Court Art-Studio. Dressing Room The dressing Room was completed in a simple oak architectural panel. The trellis work makes the room look like it is opening to the sky. The wall paintings illustrate the life and work of Walther von der Vogelweide and Hans Sachs.
This room is given over to the world of the "Mastersinger" period. Living Room Singers Hall The Singer's Hall occupies the entire 4th floor of the castle and is a copy of the Minstrels Hall of the Wartburg Castle in Thuringia, designed by Julius Hofmann. The murals in the hall and in the corridor depict scenes from the "Parzival" saga of the middle-ages, which were, to a certain extent, incorporated by Wagner in his Sacred Festival-Drama Parsifal.
Neuschwanstein Caslte, created by Ludwig as a Grail Castle and simultaneously a Castle of the Swan Knight Lohengrin, embraces yet another hero in this hall, namely Tannhäuser. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/interior.htm The rooms of the Palas, the royal residence, were fitted with hot air central heating. Running water was available on every floor and the kitchen had both hot and cold water. The toilets had an automatic flushing system. This was Ludwigs way of having advanced technology within the castle. It also had telephones throughout the palace. Works Cited The Entrance hall is divided into two aisles. Groined vaults adorned with decorative paintings.
The floor covered with tiles from Mettlach. To the left of the corridor, behind round-arched double windows, are the servants' quarters. Bedroom: Oak bed with carvings No actual throne was placed in this room because of Ludwigs death.
The specific pictures Ludwig had designed onto the wall represent four items, repentance, guilt, love and salvation.
The picture to the right was taken in the throne room. The throne room was basically constructed of steel. The God on it represents the kingship by "the grace of God", an idea that Ludwig wanted to possess since he was a strong Christian.
The Throne Hall with 20x12 metres is the 2nd largest room in the palace.
The Throne-Room was designed in elaborate Byzantine style by Eduard Ille and Julius Hofmann. The 2-story Throne Room has its series of pillars of imitation porphyry and lapis lazuli.
Set in a golden alcove, the throne platform is approached by a flight of white marble steps. The throne itself, designed in gold and ivory, was never made. The platform is flanked by paintings of the 12 Apostles, and behind the platform is a pattern of golden lions, the symbol of Bavaria.
The Dining Room of carved oak is decorated with paintings by Ferdinand von Piloty and Josef Aigner. They present figures from the "Minnesinger" period and scenes from the Wartburg Castle at the time of the legendary Song Contest in 1207. Over the door to the right is Wolfram von Eschenbach, the author of "Parzival" and "Lohengrin". The interior design of the room is by Julius Hofmann. The table sculpture, over 1 meter high, shows Siegfried fighting the dragon - a gift from Munich artists to Ludwig II. In contrast to the other rooms, the Bedroom is carved in the Neo-Gothic style. 14 wood carvers had to work 4½ years to create this room. The Monarch's bed is covered with richly embroidered draperies. The wall paintings illustrate the "Tristan and Isolde" story, a story which, in Wagner's operatic realization, had deeply impressed he 20 year old King. A stream above the castle brings flowing water directly to the washstand. Chapel The magnificently decorated Living Room with its extension chamber, "Swan's Corner", is completely dedicated to the legend of the Swan Knight Lohengrin.
The Large murals by Hauschild and von Heckel depict "The Miracle of the Grail" and "The Arrival of Lohengrin in Antwerp".
The motive where - on the carved and painted paneling of the walls and ceilings and in the golden needle-point of the silk upholstery and draperies.
Ludwig II, who as a young prince was so overwhelmed by Wagner's opera Lohengrin that he considered it a form of enlightenment, identified himself wholly with the Swan Knight, and enjoyed dressing up as Lohengrin. The kitchen (to the left) also had automatic spit roasters Source 1: Source 2: Source 3: http://www.marerico.com/neuschwanstein_castle.htm Germany Insider Facts. Rita Amend. October 09 2011. http://www.germany-insider-facts.com/neuschwanstein-castle.html#.UKL_vsXhd3g Source 1 Source 1 Source 1; interior tab Source 2&5 Source 2 Source 2 Source 2&3 Source 2 Source 2 Source 2 Source 3 Source 2&3 Source 1&2 Source 3 Kitchen Source 4: Source 5: The Castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Franz Hanfstaengl, 1922 Marshall, Sue. Neuschwanstein Castle. Camelot Designs,1987. Source 4
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