Had to have that first-hand experience.
Ludwig's second castle - the castle to which he would often retreat to, to get away from his two other castles.
The grotto - Ludwig's man-made cavern with stalagmites, water, the first wave pool, first electric lights in Bavaria, paintings, waterfalls, ... built after a Richard Wagner's opera.
Richard Wagner - a guest and sponsored artist of King Ludwig.The view of the royal hunting lodge - decorated in the theme based on Wagner's opera.
Neuschwanstein castle in the background, between the towers of Ludwig's second castle - Hohenschwangau. Here he sat, anxiously awaiting and watching through a telescope on the third floor, the development of his prized building over 9 years.
Still trying to get used to the freedom to have "open" picnics in Europe. Wine is considered part of many meals here during lunch.
Views that royalty could afford. I'd much sooner enjoy the freedom found outside the frames of this castle, a freedom that many nobility could not afford - ironic.
One of those special moments when the sun decides to peak out between two clouds and display its power over a man-made structure. What is more splendid?