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  • I haven’t said thank you for helping me hit 1 million subscribers on YouTube.

  • This channel would not be possible without you guys coming back and watching my videos.

  • I really appreciate it.

  • I have a lot more videos planned for the future, including this one, which is a beautiful castle

  • that I shot in Germany.

  • It’s the third video in my drone history series.

  • So I’ll explain what youre seeing in just a second.

  • I hope you enjoy it!

  • [Majestic music playing]

  • Nestled into one of the quiet hillsides in Bavaria, Germany is the Neuschwanstein Castle.

  • This famous palace is the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.

  • Construction was initiated in 1869 by the reclusive King Ludwig the Second of Bavaria.

  • It became his life’s work, partially so he could get away from his royal duties.

  • Even though he was king, Ludwig was not a fan of large public functions or formal social

  • events.

  • He paid for the castle mostly out of his own personal fortune and lots and lots of borrowing.

  • Ludwig the Second never married and rumor has it, he actually preferred courting males,

  • which is a minor issue if you plan on having heirs at some point.

  • I’ll have to explain how that works in a future video, but since he never married and

  • had no kids, there was no one left to inherit the castle or the massive debt he accumulated

  • during the construction.

  • It’s ironic that it was supposed to be a place of peace and quiet for the king, but

  • because of his large financial deficit, the castle was opened to paying visitors less

  • than 6 weeks after he died.

  • The Neuschwanstein Castle currently hosts about 1.3 million visitors annually.

  • Luckily, due to its secluded location in Germany, the palace survived both World War I and World

  • War II without destruction.

  • All of this footage was shot with my DJI Mavic.

  • If you enjoyed this drone history video, you should check out my Hawaiian Stairway to Heaven,

  • or Hitler’s Antiaircraft Tower video.

  • And tell me in the comments where the next place is that you want to see reviewed from

  • the sky.

  • Thanks for watching.

  • I’ll see you around.

I haven’t said thank you for helping me hit 1 million subscribers on YouTube.

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