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King Ludwig II of Bavaria and his Times

King Ludwig II (1845-1886) is one of the most famous figures of Bavarian history. By means of his castles and buildings, this theme attests to the splendid, colourful side of the "Märchenkönig" (fairy tale king). Nevertheless, less well-known aspects of Ludwig’s life are also illustrated, for example artistic influences and models or his relationship to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Specialists receive information on early biographies of Ludwig II and about sources on his life.

Sources about the Life and Times of Ludwig II

Interpretations of Ludwig II

Artistic Influences and Models

Castles and Constructions of Ludwig II

Ludwig II and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek