Before I came to Berlin, I didn’t actually know what the Brandenburger Tor was. Then when I did know what it was, I thought it would be pretty packed with people around it.
Where’s everybody at?! 🤷🏻♂️
'Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?' - Robin Williams.
Flying in the blue hour in the morning with very little to no light also has some kind of magic.
It's a cool way to start the day, almost no people around and having the place for myself was beautiful.
Hohenschwangau Castle is a 19th-century palace in southern Germany. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the German village of Hohenschwangau near the town of Füssen, part of the county of Ostallgäu in southwestern Bavaria, Germany, very close to the border with Austria.
The present day Hohenschwangau ("Upper Schwangau") castle was first mentioned in 1397, though under the name of Schwanstein.
King Maximilian died in 1864 and his son Ludwig succeeded to the throne, moving into his father's room in the castle. As Ludwig never married, his mother Marie was able to continue living on her floor during the summer months. King Ludwig enjoyed living in Hohenschwangau, however mostly in the absence of his disliked mother, especially after 1869 when the building of his own castle, Neuschwanstein, began on the site of the old Schwangau fortress, high above his parent's castle.
All tourists usually want to see the famous castle, that inspired Walt Disney for his Disney castle, but Hohenschwangau Castle is also a gem on it's on.
More than 300'000 visitors from all over the world visit the palace each year. The castle is open all through the year (except for Christmas). Guided tours are provided in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Slovenian, and Japanese. Self-guided tours are not available.
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