Neuschwanstein castle, legendary monument in Bavaria
The Neuschwanstein castle (schloss in German) is one of the most famous castle in the world, probably one of the most photographed and which inspired most of the people. It was built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria as he wanted something new, fresh and never seen before. He quite succeeded, as the castle was even proposed for the 8th Wonder of the World. The exterior is very nice and highly recognizable. Interior is however a bit more “normal”, and you need to queue a lot to get your tickets (preferrably purchased via internet one or two days before!). It’s also interesting to walk around in the mountains, where you can get to an impressive bridge over the mountains which gives an unique view on the Castle, the most famous view that all photographer use. If you’re more brave, you can even go in the mountains to get more impressive plunging view on it (had not time, still have to drive to Munich!)
All shots done with Canon 5D MKII, Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L II USM, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L USM. HDR versions below are done with Photomatix Pro and Lightroom. For info, here is the link to my previous post 2 years ago on Neuschwanstein Castle.