Ludwig was born on August 25th 1845, the feast of Saint Louis and also
the birthday and feast day of his grandfather Ludwig I, in Nymphenburg
Castle, and after his adolescence, often spent away from Munich, in the
summer residence of Hohenschwangau, next to the most famous
Neuschwanstein. He ascended the throne, barely eighteen, in 1864.
1868 and 1886 three castles were built by King Ludwig and other projects
only imagined but never carried out. The deep
understanding with his cousin Sissi, his friendship with Wagner: are a
few points of interest concerning King Ludwig II. He is the most famous
sovereign among bavarian Kings, a myth of Decadentism and indeed the
most known, loved, and controversial son of Bavaria.