When the tide of popular opinion runs against one, then a drowning or two is inevitable. Mad King Ludwig discovered this and that any survival stroke was not enough. He built many palaces (yes, THAT palace in Bavaria Disneyland is based on) and spent his fortune and then some. Claiming to be chosen King by God only gets one so far it seems. So when the good burghers rise up and drown their King of questionable. sanity, the rest is history.
Ludwig II (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; 25 August 1845 – 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. He is sometimes called the Swan King or der Märchenkönig ("the Fairy Tale King"); outside Germany, however, he is more commonly called "the Mad King" or "Mad King Ludwig". He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia.... Ludwig was taken into custody and effectively deposed on 12 June 1886, and he and his doctor were found dead on the following day. His death was ruled to be a suicide, but this too has been disputed. Today, his architectural and artistic legacy includes many of Bavaria's most important tourist attractions.
The locations for his palaces are all rather nice. Set in woodlands, the palace which is a homage to one of his idols, the Sun King (Louis XIV is no exception. The opulence inside the palace was stunning. Sadly photos not permitted. Take the gold statue of Venus in the fountain as an indicative of the interior.
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