A "Fairytail" castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, the Comet and the Meteor

© Stéphane Guisard, Los Cielos de América

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. The castle was intended as a home for the King, until he died in 1886. Neuschwanstein is a global symbol of the era of Romanticism. It is also known to have served as the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

During July 2020, the bright Comet "C/2020 F3 Neowise" , was visible with the naked eye above the Castle and provided a magnificent show.


The picture below was taken 20th July 2020 with Comet Neowise visible on the top left on the image. A bright Meteor, most certainly an early Perseid Meteor (as its trajectory indicated) also striked the Sky at the moment the picture was taken to provide this image. This is a "one-shot" image, (no composition), 30 second exposure, ISO 2000, 20mm lens F/2.8, and Canon 6d camera.