From my past weekend roadtrip to Liechtenstein, Tirol, and southern Germany, come photos of the bavarian Neuschwanstein castle at sunset, probably the most famous castle in the world, a fairy tale one:
The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Commendably, Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
In order to shot the castle from this angle, you need to hike for approx 45 minutes up the mountain, and then go on the Marienbrücke.
It was the end of the day when we rushed up the mountain to catch the special sunlight during the golden hour at the sunset. We were quite exhausted as we have been travelling the past 5 days around Austria, Liechtenstein and southern Germany. Here’s a short story why we were so exhausted.
We started off in Denmark and did close to 3500 kilometers driving around in total. In the meantime, our car’s engine broke down completely and had a forced stopover somewhere in Austria. What a luck.. The next day, a replacement VW Golf was delivered and the three of us could continue our journey.
Me and my friend waiting for the sunset, resting a bit too, after further hiking into the forest and sitting on top of a cliff:
At the bottom of the mountains surrounding the castle, you might find a magnificent Alpsee:
Next to it, there’s an excellent cafe at the Historical Museum of Bavarian Kings. Here’s a plan/map where in yellow I highlighted the cafe:
Interestingly, Neuschwanstein castle was built just opposite the Hohenschwangau castle:
High-res shots are available at my professional profile, if interested.
My gear when travelling for these landscapes? Pentax K-1, D-FA 15-30 2.8 lens, FA-43 1.9 limited lens, Marumi Super DHG circular polarizing filter, carbon fiber tripod. Editing: Lightroom.
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