Today we are going to visit a very beautiful place - one that our daughter in particular was excited to explore: Schloss Neuschwanstein. This beautiful Bavarian castle was built by none other than King Ludwig II. Ludwig II was called the Swan King as he had a fascination with swans. The German word for swan is "schwan" and stein means "stone". Ludwig was also known as the "Mad King" as he was reportedly declared insane in a plot to bring him to his demise. While the reports are conflicting, the lake behind the castle is said to also be King Ludwig's final resting place. On June 13, 1886 Ludwig Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.