Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hohenschwangau, the name at present borne by a castle occupying the site of the ancient Schloss Schwanstein on the river Lech in South Bavaria.

It was acquired by Maximilian II. of Bavaria, then Crown Prince, in 1832. and rebuilt by Quaglio and Ohrmuller in medieeval style, many distinguished artists being employed in the internal decorations. The late King Ludwig, however, abandoned it for another isolated pedacc erected close by and called Neuschwaiistein, where he spent much of his time in eccentric seclusion.