If you visit Neuschwanstein Castle you will see the paintings depicting Tristan and Isolde in King Ludwig's bedroom. Here is the story...
Tristan and Isolde were members of different tribes but when Tristan was injured at a battle in Ireland Isolde tended him and healed him with herbs. The king wanted to wed Isolde so he sent Tristan back to her to help him win her hand in marriage. She agrees to marry the king but on the journey back Tristan and Isolde drink a glass of wine together, not knowing that it had a love potion in it. Upon drinking it, they fall in love with one another. They continue the affair even after Isolde is married to the king. When he finds out, he condems Tristan to death. Tristan manages to escape though, and later the king finds out that it wasn't their fault, that they acted out of the magic potion. He forgives them but eventually Tristan dies from his love and Isolde soon follows out of sorrow.
Now, if you have ever watched "Legends of the Fall" you'll know that the Tristan in THAT story wasn't so different than the one in the legend.
Favorite thing: An interesting story goes with these two castles, which are discussed else where on this page. But this picture depicts Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same picture. The white one that is higher up is Neuschwanstein it was built by Kaiser Wilhelm III. Hohenschwangau was built by Wilhelm I.
Favorite thing: The Hohenschwangau Castle looks pretty cool from the outside. I didn't go in and check it out. I wanted to check out the more famous castle nearby and go on a hike so I didn't have time. Or I didn't make the time!
Favorite thing: The hotel Euro Park is situated in a wonderful park along the river , it takes only a short walk to reach the city centre of Fuessen and the station is 900m far from the hotel.
Favorite thing: To tell you the truth I don't remember what this building is! I thought it looked nice enough to take a picture of though. If anybody knows feel free to email me.Thanks
Favorite thing: I don't remember the whole story behind the Neuschwanstein Castle but it is a pretty interesting story. I think some crazy guy named Ludwig built it!! Sorry I just thought the castle looked neat!!