Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ludwigsburg Castle, Part 3: Rapunzel's Tower

Another notable part of the Ludwigsburg castle grounds is this tower.

Jörg explained that this is Rapunzel's tower. Every summer during the many festivals on the castle grounds, crowds of children stand at the base of the tower and shout for Rapunzel to let down her hair.
You can also go inside in the summer, up the 150 step spiral staicase to the top of the tower. The view is most likely excellent.

Both the castle and the tower are original. Neither was seriously damaged in WWII, unlike many of the cool historical buildings in Germany. The main castle was started in 1704, and was modified multiple time up to around the 1780s, and the tower was built around 1798.

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