A starry night above the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany. In this all-sky view the bright stars of the Summer Triangle and the Milky Way are visible at left (east). The brightest star on this side is Vega. On the other side bright star Arcturus and constellation Bootes stand above the castle. Toward the north Ursa Major with the prominent figure of Big Dipper is visible above the trees. The spectacular castle nests on the Bavarian Alps was a palace built in the 19th-century, commissioned by king Ludwig II, on a rugged hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. The iconic palace was an inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later similar structures in the world. © Babak Tafreshi



comments (4)

  • parvin Reply

    this picture is really excellent.
    but do you take this by canon5D?

    September 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  • Herbert Raab Reply

    Absolutely stunning shot! There are probably millions of photos of the Neuschwanstein castle, but this one is unique.

    September 24, 2011 at 5:07 am
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Thank you Herbert.
    Parvin: yes this is made by 5D.

    September 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  • Meggi Reply

    Very creative and gorgeous.
    I agree with Herbert – quite a new angle.

    January 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

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