Fairytale in Bavaria

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Oct 2014.
Although “only” about 150 years old, this castle was built in a medieval style by Ludwig II. The fairytale-like impression it emanates is underlined both by the several beautiful towers and the spectacular location on top of a cliff overlooking the  Bavarian lowlands. Rumors has it that this castle served as inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty-castle. This image is captured early in the morning as the first rays of the sun lit up the eastern face of the building and the fog still laid densely below.
One of the things I regularly reflect upon during my photography-travels is how the culture mathces the landscape. Everything from architecture through food, beer (!) and music. Ludwig II who built this castle was a big admirer of Wagner. In a way the castle, the landscape and Wagner’s music just fit perfectly!
Hope you like my image, have a super weekend!
This is a new release in my gallery: Nordhaugphotography.com
Dag Ole
Fairytale in Bavaria

2 thoughts on “Fairytale in Bavaria

  1. That is a great shot! I used to live in Munich, hence have been to Neuschwanstein many times but I’ve never seen it like this, with the cloudy mountains in the back, looks surreal…
    great capture =)

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