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Neuschwanstein castle

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Neuschwanstein castle

  1. 1. Neuschwanstein Castle<br />Previously known as: New Hohenschwangau Castle<br />Miss Poland<br />
  2. 2. Where is the NeuschwansteinCastle located?<br />
  3. 3. Importance<br />Built for King Ludwig II also known as the “Fairy-tale King”<br />Located in Bavaria (near the town of Fussen)<br />Ludwig only spent 11 nights in the castle<br />Most visited castle in Germany<br />Every year over 1.3 million people crosses its gate<br />During the summer, around 6,000 people visit per day<br />
  4. 4. Have you seen this castle before?!<br />This fairytale look of the Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney to create the Magic Kingdom<br />
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  6. 6. Interesting Facts<br />Neuschwansteinmeans "New Swan Stone". The name of the castle derives from one of Richard Wagner's opera's character, the Swan Knight.          <br />                     <br />The castle was built in the 19th century and served no defensive purposes.    <br />Castle was built for King Ludwig II.  <br />Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. <br />
  7. 7. More Interesting Facts<br />Designed by Christian Jank, a theatrical designer.<br />Each floor in the castle has toilets with automatic flushing systems.<br />Water comes from a spring.<br />The whole castle has an air heating system.<br />In 2012, the Neuschwanstein Castle will appear on a €2 commemorative coin.  <br />
  8. 8. Exterior<br />The foundation is cemented and the walls are built of bricks with light-colored limestone. <br />Ludwig II only ever saw his new castle as a building site, as he died before it was finished.<br />There is a very beautiful inner garden in the courtyard.<br />
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  10. 10. Castle Tour:<br />No photos will be allowed inside the castle.<br /> A ticket for the tour only costs  €9 (approximately $ 14 .85 )<br />A tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. <br />
  11. 11. Lower Hall<br />The walls in the lower hall have illustrations, sagas, songs, and sayings. <br />Marble portals open into the Throne Room on the west side and the royal apartments on the opposite side.<br />
  12. 12. Throne Hall<br />This room most resembles a church:<br />4m high chandelier<br />2 stories tall<br />There is no throne in the Castle, as Throne Hall was not completed before Ludwig's death.     <br />
  13. 13. Dining Room<br />All of Ludgwig’s apartments are entered through the anteroom on the third floor. <br />In 1885, an electric bell system was installed so that the servants could be summoned from any other room. <br />In this room, red silk with gold embroidery is used to decorate. <br />
  14. 14. Bedroom<br />King Ludwig II’s bedroom has a state bed and is decorated in blue silk with embroidered and appliquéd lions, swans, crowns, lilies and the Bavarian coat of arms.<br />In this room, you will find a washstand, with a fountain in the form of a silver-plated swan. <br />It took 14 carpenters who worked for more than four years, to make all the woodwork in the bedroom.  <br />
  15. 15. Oratory<br />The oratory is beside the bedroom.<br /> The murals, glass windows and the middle picture on the altar feature Louis IX of France.<br />
  16. 16. Dressing Room<br />The dressing room is decorated with a garden theme. <br />This room is decorated with violet silk with gold embroiderings of leaves, tendrils, and peacocks.<br />This is the room in which the King stores his jewelry box. <br />
  17. 17. Salon<br />As in the bedroom, the curtains and coverings are made of blue silk and embroidered with swans and lilies.<br /> To stick with the swan theme, there is also a container for plants or flowers in the form of a large swan.<br />
  18. 18. Grotto<br />The Grotto is found between the salon and the study.<br />An artificial dripstone cave which had colored lighting and a waterfall.<br />
  19. 19. Study<br />The king’s desk is the large table in the center of the room. <br />The cupboard was used to store the castle plans and drafts of Neuschwanstein. <br />Elaborate carvings cover the ceiling beams.<br />
  20. 20. Anteroom (Adjutant Room)<br />The anteroom is for the servant who would wait on the king at night.<br />Includes: table, chairs, tiled stove, and a couch.<br />
  21. 21. Kitchen<br />The kitchen was equipped with the latest technology of the day. <br />Kitchen has a large stove, a large and a small spit, a built-in roasting oven with a plate warmer, a baking oven,and a fish tank. <br />Beside the kitchen is the pantry .<br />
  22. 22. References<br />http://www.neuschwanstein.de/index.htm<br />(Accessed on Feb. 21, 2011)<br />http://www.neuschwansteincastle.net/<br />(Accessed on March 13, 2011)<br />

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