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Neuschwanstein (with interior)

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Palando
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General:
Built by: 100% Palando (100% Made in Bavaria)

Some Renders by: Fritoeser (used Texturepack for the exteriors: Misa's) UHD-Render Download
Server: Minevaria - 1.7.10
Server-IP: minevaria.minecraft.gs

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History:
Spoiler - click to reveal
Schloss (ger. castle) Neuschwanstein was built by King Ludwig II. of
Bavaria. It is located in the Bavarian region Allgäu, close to the Alps.

King Ludwig became King at very young age of 18, and had to struggle with a
lost war against Prussia in 1866 and later on the war against France in
1870/71, which lead to the Unification of Germany under Prussian reign.
This and his very stubborn cabinet lead to Ludwig's dream of him being
an absolutistic monarch - just like the "Sun King" LouisXIV. of France.

Beucase Ludwig identified himself with the Swan Knight Lohengrin, he started to built his most famous castle Neuschwanstein.
The construction started in 1869, and in 1872 the gatehouse was completed,
so Ludwig could live up there and watch the building of the Palas which was finally finished in 1880.

Over the course of time, Ludwig's financial problems increased (he used only
his own money unlike in popular belief), so that in 1886 his own
cabinet unseated and declared him mad. What happened next is a mystery,
but he died one day after his dethronement.
After the King's death the Bowe and the Rectangular Tower of Neuschwanstein were finished in simplified terms,
whereas the Chapel with the Keep were never started at all.
Yet Ludwig II, the "Fairy Tale King" (in ger. "Märchenkönig"), remained
legendary, and Neuschwanstein is visited by 1.3 million people per
annum. Sadly Neuschwanstein reached only the 8th place of the modern
world wonders; this makes it not a part of the list, but still it can be
called the 8th world wonder.

Description:

Gatehouse: This is the only very colorfoul part of Neuschwanstein, and was built from 1869 to 1872. After the completion, King Ludwig lived here many days being able to watch the building of the palas.
The 1st and 2nd floor contain very sparse furnishings - well, at least for a king. On the other hand the ground floor was completly empty, but nowadays contains a WC, Information Center, ... for visitors of the castle.

Knight's House and Bowe:
Together with the never built castle keep all three should be a tribute to Richard Wagner's work, and function as a scenery for theatre performances. As the Bowe was yet unfinished at the time of the King's death, it was finished in a simplified way.
Both buldings had no determined interior purpose, but there were plans to built some more servant's rooms into the Knight's House and for a Jugendstil gallery in the 2nd floor's passage.

Palas:
Today the guided tour only leads through this part of Neuschwanstein, because the 3rd and 4th floor are completed and fascinating.
The 1st and 2nd floor are only a shell construction, however a Moorish Hall and a Knight's Bathroom were planed, but never built.
The ground floor contains the back then very modern kitchen and the servant's rooms.

The two most notable rooms are:

Throne Room:
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It was built in the Byzantine style and is a tribute to the King of the Holy Grail Parzival.
Furthermore ironically a throne was never intended, because Ludwig II did not feel worthy of sitting under the Messiah and next to holy Kings.



Hall of the Singers:
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Like so many things this is a direct tribute to the Wartburg's Hall of the Singers, however the one in Neuschwanstein
was never intended to house festivals.
It also contains pictures of the whole Parzival Cycle and a bower for the mythical singer contest.

The King's Rooms:
They are located in the 4th floor of Neuschwanstein's Palas, and contain a drawing, dining, study, ded - and dressing room, as well as a grotto and conservatory


How to visit:
You can visit Neuschwanstein on the Minevaria server if you have bougth Minecraft. Server adress: mv.trafority.de
Here is the Nitrado map and the dynmap, too .
For faster travel you can type ingame: /warp neuschwanstein



To-do list:
  • video




Measures:
Maximum Height: 160 Blocks (compared to entrance)
Length: 475 Blocks
Width: 120 Blocks

Blocks:
Over 300,000 Quartz as Marble
About 20,000 Sandstone
About 40,000 Cobblestone as Roofmaterial
and many more...

Used Tools and Plugins:
WorldEdit
Voxel Sniper

Sources:
neuschwanstein.de (pictures)




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Penultimate Update : 03/21/2015 2:04:37 pm3/21/15

This is the penultimate update, which already contains everything a full tour of the real one contains. The next update will also come with a video (waiting for Sponge 1.8 ...).

Update list:
  • Knight's Bathroom - entrance located at the ground floor of the palas

  • Furniture for the Bedroom and Oratory

  • Furniture for the Living Room

  • Furniture for the Study Room and the Secretary's Room

  • Furniture for the Dining Room

  • Furniture for the Dressing Room

  • Finished the Courtyards in the 1st, 3rd and 4th floor and the end of the main stairs

  • Built the unfinished Courtyard and Passageway in the 2nd floor; the floor was intended to house Richard Wagner

  • Built the main kitchen and the chef's room in the ground floor of the palas

  • Built the servant's rooms in the first floor of the palas

  • Built the King's Rooms in the Gatehouse, in which Ludwig II waited for the finish of Neuschwanstein

  • Some stairs for the Square Tower and passageways

Update #8 : 02/15/2015 10:51:09 am2/15/15

  • Finished the Antechamber (see screenshot)

  • Built the Courtyard in the 1st, 3rd and 4th floor (see screenshot)

  • Bedroom and Dining Room now have their walls, ground and ceiling finished

  • Grotto and Conservatory are now in a good shape (buttons open the piston doors)

  • all floors are now accesible through the main stairs

  • finished stairs to the palace round tower plateau

  • the Knight's House Tower can be visited (turn left at the palace entrance)

  • improved the palace entrance a lot

Update #7 : 12/07/2014 9:38:04 am12/07/14

  • Made huge progress with the Study Room and the Secretary's Room

  • Started to work on the bedroom (~65%) as well as the private chapel
  • Started building the courtyard and the entrance (doors, path, ...)
  • New Screenshots for the Study and the Dressing Room

Update #6 : 10/26/2014 2:25:03 pm10/26/14

  • Completly reworked the metric of the Gatehouse, as well as updated it to contain more recent blocks and learnt techniques
  • Finished the walls, picture distribution, window corner and metrics of the Dressing Room
  • Further work on the Study Room
  • Added walls to the interior of the Gatehouse according to the real one
  • some other minor details
  • also added screenshots of the above

Update #5 : 10/19/2014 9:03:26 am10/19/14

  • Added pictures to the Drawing Room

  • Made further work on the Study Room

  • Made some metric changes as well as adding some more minor details

  • Wrote a visitor's guide (not fully finished)

Update #4 : 09/30/2014 10:07:36 am9/30/14

  • Made huge progress in the Hall of the Singers (90%) - waiting for 1.8.

  • Made provisional stairs for visitors. The interior is now also visitable (entrance: Palas 1st floor)

  • Finished the floors and walls in the Drawing Room.

Update #3 : 09/21/2014 10:46:26 am9/21/14

Hall of the Singers progress (over 50%).
Thus added first snapshot screenshot for the Hall of the Singers.

Update #2 : 09/20/2014 5:55:55 pm9/20/14

Added a render of the full castle. Thanks to Fritoeser!
Furthermore made further progress in the Hall of the Singers, and with some other exterior details.

Update #1 : 09/13/2014 3:49:00 pm9/13/14

  • Improved the Throne Room, and added a new better snapshot.
  • Improved some small outer details.

  • Terraformed the surrounding area to be able to make an Ultra HD Render of the whole Castle. So stay tuned!

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PERFEKT !!!
  • Zeemo
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • March 20, 2016, 12:13 pm
Wow, beautiful and very detailed
  • Geo75
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • February 13, 2016, 2:39 am
Wonderful! you use map to do the painting, am i right?
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • February 13, 2016, 2:43 am
Yes, indeed for the "paintings" I used maps. And thank you!
Also ich hab eben versucht auf dem Server den Weg zum Schlos zu finden und ich stand vor einer Bahnstrecke die angeblich in diese Richtung fährt aber nirgends war ein Minecart zu finden...
Setz da doch mal eine Kiste hin mit den Dingern, dann versuch ichs morgen vielleicht nochmal :-)
Sieht echt gut aus!

Ich nehms zurück, wer lesen kann ist klar im Vorteil, der /warp neuschwanstein hat funktioniert.
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • November 28, 2015, 2:22 am
Ich hoffe dein PC ist nicht zu Matsch geworden ;)
  • JCHelland
  • Level 27
  • Expert Nerd
  • March 13, 2015, 10:11 am
Awesome build! Diamond and a new subscriber! 
Thank you for the diamonds and subscription as well!
  • gtaking188
  • Level 28
  • Expert Creeper Hugger
  • March 12, 2015, 3:58 pm
Download?
  • kanna172014
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Mage
  • February 22, 2015, 10:26 am
I WANNA EXPLORE IT! D:
  • Fritoeser
  • Level 23
  • Expert Architect
  • March 1, 2015, 5:28 am
You can, because it's on a server. ;)
The server IP is in the project description.
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • February 15, 2015, 1:55 pm
This is fantastic work!  The exterior is spot-on, and what you have of the interior so far is impressive too!  Keep up the stellar work!
  • godlypopo
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • December 7, 2014, 6:45 am
This is so cool! Well done on the hard work you must have put into this! :D
  • Tiresh
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • December 7, 2014, 4:50 am
Damn that's really good!
  • mustang13
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 27, 2014, 5:31 am
wooow...amazing =)
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 27, 2014, 7:31 am
Thank you for your feedback!
Download?
Cool!
Do you spaek german?
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 26, 2014, 12:12 pm
Being Bavarian includes that :P.

(bav.) Freile!
Achso.
Naja, eigentlich logisch.
Ich bin aus der Gegend von München.
Wo kommst du her?
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 27, 2014, 7:31 am
Aus dem oberbayerischen Teil des Altmühltals bzw. in meinen ersten Jahre hab ich in Ingolstadt gelebt.
  • Senaaib
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • October 21, 2014, 9:37 am
Since i visited it for the last time, you have been Busy. It looks absolutly AWESOME!!!!
Sehr schön dass du weiter gemacht hast. Sieht super super geil aus.
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 22, 2014, 8:29 am
Thank you! Yet there is still sth to do.
  • Designful
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Architect
  • October 19, 2014, 5:52 pm
Can I ask what you used to take the first screenshot? It looks awesome.
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 19, 2014, 9:59 pm
It was taken with Chunky, because MC isn't able to display the whole castle at once :S.
Wonderful!
Im pretty sure this is the German Manor/castle love to see it done in minecraft :D
  • Miniqarp
  • Level 42
  • Master Taco
  • October 19, 2014, 5:21 am
epic!! you did a damn fine job on this!
Holy cow! my gawrdd! Keep it up!
  • Jorg2
  • Level 46
  • Master Technomancer
  • October 2, 2014, 11:41 am
txt pack?
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 2, 2014, 12:06 pm
Screenshots: LB Photo Realism hooked with Kuro's
Renders: Misa
  • Jorg2
  • Level 46
  • Master Technomancer
  • October 3, 2014, 11:59 am
you should ask for permission to fuse those an d make it a official texturepack for the project.
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • October 5, 2014, 1:35 am
AFAIK Scuttles is no longer interested in Minecraft at all which is quite a huge problem for that.
Anyway I just use LBPR as basic TP, and on top of that Kuro's for the missing 1.8 textures as well as for the iron, gold and lapis textures, because the ones from Kuro's fit the theme of the MineVaria server a lot more.
So you would only need to remove those three textures, and then use LB PR 12.0 as 1st and Kuro's as 2nd Resourcepack.
  • Jorg2
  • Level 46
  • Master Technomancer
  • October 8, 2014, 6:39 am
Ah, thanks. just easy copy and deleting. (expected to need to follow a whole coure on texturepack making)
Well, now I'm going to fully enjoy this, thanks again!
  • oakley09
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • September 30, 2014, 6:18 am
Thought it was real at first :o
Great job, even though there is not much detail and depth to the walls! Well done :)
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • September 30, 2014, 6:47 am
Thank you for your feedback.
But I don't know what you mean with "even though there is not much detail and depth to the walls!".
If you compare it to the original: Picture #1 and Picture #2, I don't see anything (possible) left out from there.
  • oakley09
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • September 30, 2014, 7:14 am
You are absolutely right to say that you haven't left out anything from the actual castle like you see it in real life. So you can say you have re-created it with no mistakes, totally correctly - which is great! However, when building in Minecraft, my personal opinion is always to make the build look as interesting and spectacular as you can - which you have obviously not done. In real life, we would almost consider a blank wall beautiful. Though in Minecraft, everyone can build blank walls, it's not difficult. So the challenge to make a build look good is to add detail, depth, colour etc. to it. As it seems, this was not your aim, your aim was to re-create the Neuschwanstein Castle as accurately and correctly as you could, and you didn't mind building blank walls because the original castle has got blank walls as well. That's obviously your way of re-creating an existing building.
The way I prefer it: This build is a recreation of the Vienna Town Hall. At the blank parts, the builder improvised, and tried to play around with the style to add pattern to the boring parts without losing the actual feel of the build. That's what I like, and I'm quite sure your Neuschwanstein castle would look much better if you did this as well - BUT your aim was to exactly re-create it, which you have done.

There are tons of these little Minecraft-details that can make a building look much more interesting. Consider using them from time to time :)
  • Vexares
  • Level 20
  • Expert Pony
  • September 30, 2014, 6:17 am
Nice
  • Gabersid
  • Level 41
  • Master Pirate
  • September 20, 2014, 3:29 pm
Thought it was real for a second there! Great work! :-)
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • September 20, 2014, 3:38 pm
Actually that was my aim ;). Thank you!
  • xylia
  • Level 24
  • Expert Artist
  • September 21, 2014, 1:46 pm
hehe I was like, is that minecraft? clicked dayum and it was, nice!
Not bad ;) This is quite the best version of this castle, i ever saw! The detailes are fantastic! Diamond+


Is a Download aviable soon?
  • Fighterbear12
  • Level 49
  • Master Musician
  • September 17, 2014, 12:45 pm
looks good. especially that throne room!
  • Palando
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • September 17, 2014, 1:56 pm
Thank you for your feedback! I now also started working on the Hall of the Singers. Here is a very early WIP. So everyone who wants to can comment and suggest improvements. Atm I'm still struggling with the colors and materials (using LB Photo Realism).
Looks nice I think. Looking forward to it
pretty cool! :)

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