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An Eternal Mystery of Castles



"Ludwig was taken to Berg, where the small castle was being turned into a one-person asylum."

In today's episode, I discuss the board game The Castles of Mad King Ludwig and the actual King Ludwig II.




Images from https://www.neuschwanstein.de/index.htm


Full list of sources


“Bavarian Palace Administration | Herrenchiemsee Palace and Park | King Ludwig II | Castles.” n.d. Accessed May 27, 2022. https://www.herrenchiemsee.de/englisch/ludwig/castles.htm.

“Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung | Neuschwanstein Castle | King Ludwig II | Biography.” n.d. Accessed May 24, 2022. https://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/ludwig/biography.htm.

Blunt, Wilfrid, and Michael Petzet. 1970. The Dream King : Ludwig II of Bavaria. New York: The Viking Press, Inc.

McIntosh, Christopher. 2019. The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria. Reissue edition. Bloomsbury Academic.

Palek, Stephanie. 2015. “The Death of King Ludwig II.” Text. April 23, 2015. https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/germanic-collections/about-collections/spotlight-archive/death-king-ludwig.

“Parsifal | Summary, Characters, Background, & Facts | Britannica.” n.d. Accessed May 25, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Parsifal.

“Perceval | Legendary Hero | Britannica.” n.d. Accessed May 25, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Perceval-legendary-hero.


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