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February 20, 2002

The Newsletter of   Castles of the World Tours
Volume #11

Contents:

Tour Announcements:
The tours are filling up fast!

Feature Story:
King Ludwig II

News:
A New section on American Castles, by Toni

Visits:
Arija

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS:  The tours are filling up fast!

The Castle Tours are almost full.  Please make a reservation soon to avoid disappointments.

FEATURE STORY: King Ludwig II

In 1864, at the age of 18/1/2 Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, son of Maximilian II, ascended the
Bavarian Throne. The unusual lifestyle and passionate buildings plans of the lonely king led to the
creation of the “Fairytale King”, legend. His desire for absolute monarchy came into conflict with the
daily life of Munich court, and slowly Ludwig withdrew into a world where he could realize his childhood
fantasies – which gave birth to the castles Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee. Learn
more about this famous king and his fantasy castles. On our Fantasy Castle or The Great Castles
Tour. 

NEWS: A New section on American Castles, by Toni

Dreaming of A Castle ~ by Toni ~
My goal for this new section of "The Traveling Knight" is to enlighten you about the glorious wonders to be seen in the United States. You may notice a contrast in the original building purpose of these magnificent structures between the Americans' display of wealth versus a portion of other countries' castles and their necessity for safety during battles.  As time progresses forward most can be appreciated for their distinct beauty and history.

I would like to begin with my favorite, The Grand Daddy of them all. The most famous American Castle would have to be George Washington Vanderbilt's "country retreat", Biltmore. A 250 room French Renaissance Chateau surrounded by 8,000 acres of forest, located near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore is the largest private residence in the United States, housing thousands of priceless antiques and works of art, which Mr. Vanderbilt collected during his many travels.

To continue click here http://www.castles.org/castles/America/United_States/Biltmore/index.htm

Visits:
We received a visit from Arija!  She was one of our first passengers.  She lives in Washington and is a castle aficionado.  We had a  great talk about castles.

Prize Winner:
Sara Williams is our current winner.  Sara, you have one week from the date of this newsletter to contact us to claim your prize.

 

 

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