Harshly though Kohler judges Wagner in the matter, who can doubt that the composer's treatment of Ludwig II
was manipulative in the extreme, and devoid of the compassion that the King so evidently needed?
Eilles OHG boasts that the legendary Bavarian King Ludwig II
, builder of the fairy tale-like castle of Neuschwanstein, has already been its most prominent customer.
Finally, for the ultimate palace experience, you must take a day-trip to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th Century Bavarian palace commissioned by Ludwig II
of Bavaria, set on a rugged hill in the mountains.
Tens of thousands have been captivated by the lovely soprano's vocal gift, as she mastered stages around the world in roles such as "Christine" in the musical Phantom of the Opera , "Sissi" in Ludwig II
and Evita .
, besotted with Richard Wagner's operas, was the "Mad King of Bavaria" who built several fairy tale castles and palaces.
Two years later - possibly following the example of mad King Ludwig II
of Bavaria who worshipped Wagner and turned up at Tribschen unannounced in disguise, Queen Victoria came to the city too for an alpine break.
Burroughs and King Ludwig II
of Bavaria--via manicured "sound portraits.
For a day out, both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, two of the fairytale fantasy castles built - no expense spared - by 'mad' King Ludwig II
, are within easy reach.
The most cherished tomb is that of Ludwig II
, he of fantasy castles in the Alps and obsessions with Wagner and his operas, fame.
And you can discover a wealth of history at the famous Neuschwanstein castle, built by King Ludwig II
Some of Weggis's most famous guests over the years include names such as Queen Victoria, Emperor Karl I, Ludwig II
, Otto v.
And what about the apartment containing furnishings that had belonged to Ludwig II
of Bavaria or the divan whose upholstery had been embroidered by Silvana Mangano, familiar from films by Visconti and Pasolini?