Today, Ludwig remains famous for the castles he built and attempted to build, most notably Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high in the Alpine foothills. The king was a romantic, a friend and suporter of composer Richard Wagner, and he hired theatrical set designers rather than architects to design his castles. More absorbed in his personal world than state affairs, Ludwig spent most of his time on his own projects -- emptying his personal coffers -- and left his ministers frustrated by his inattention.
What is left is a mystery -and those castles! The Atlantic has a collection of 30 photographs of the king's life and those gorgeous palaces that still grace the region. Link -via TYWKIWDBI
(Image credit: AP/Christof Stache)