Sunday, October 25, 2009

Schloss Neuschwanstein Postcard

During our three year stay in Germany, we made the trek to Bavaria to see the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein.

It was late winter and we had to trek up a narrow steep path, slogging through a foot of snow ... only to find MOST people had taken a perfectly good road that wound up the other side. Sigh.

One of the most vivid memories of the tour involved steep narrow staircases that bypassed entire floors with the tour guide's remark of "Ludwig II was declared insane and died before finishing this part of the castle. It remains unfinished, and is not part of the tour".

Of the "finished" rooms (there are only 14 or so), I was most impressed with the master bathroom - all of the modern conveniences, including running hot and cold water ... and indoor plumbing - unheard of for that time.

I like the hand stamped "Schloss Neuschwanstein". I think it means this is an official postcard, purchased at the castle itself.


  1. Wow--that is really cool. Sounds like a great place for a movie! And who would have thought it? All the modern conveniences of life as we know it--only a long LONG time ago.

    Fabulous story, wonderful postcard!

  2. My husband got to see this castle when he was in Europe in the 70's. He said it was awesome, he had to climb the steep steps also.

    I wonder if the Romans put the plumbing in or if they shared that info with the builder of the castle.

    Neat card, thanks for sharing :)

  3. I have always wanted to go to this castle. I had no idea that there were so many unfinished parts. I think this castle was the model for the one at DisneyWorld.

  4. Wow!! And you were there!!! I can't even imagine ever being in a pace so posh. Wonderful memories for you I'm sure. Thank you for sharing. Love and Light, Nina P