supports and handrails and such, all painted like a kaleidoscope. Pretty colors everywhere. Some of the rooms were like displays at Disney World. One particular corridor was a dark, fake cave and the ceiling looked like the stars, from what I can remember. I'm going from memory but it looked like radical 1950's stuff but remember, this is a 19th century castle. It almost seems like Walt Disney took a few more queues from Neuschwanstein. It was said that Ludwig's father died when Ludwig was 18, and he'd been a very eccentric, childish king, which is how his servants had him declared insane. The closest I can think of is Michael Jackson (no disrespect intended towards Mr. Jackson). The people loved him but his servants called him Mad Ludwig.
The bedroom was especially interesting--the top of the bed was an elaborate carving, and for the sharp-eye, take a good look at that bed. It's a queen size mattress at best. Couldn't the King at least spring for a king size mattress? Am I picking at straws here?
In Neuschwanstein the Middle Ages were only an illusion: behind the medieval appearance of the castle, King Ludwig used the latest technology.
The rooms and residences were fitted with hot air central heating. Every floor had running water, and the kitchen had hot and cold water. The toilets had an automatic flushing system that did not involve monkeys or dogs.
Ludwig used an electric bell to summon servants. On the third and fourth floors there were even telephones, although in the late 19th century, I doubt there were many folks he could call, and the modern pizza hadn't been invented yet.
There was a lift to carry meals upstairs.
The latest technology was also used for the construction process itself. Cranes were driven by steam engines, and the Throne Room was incorporated by means of steel construction.