Lock high swan gau
became the lock for the first time in 12. Century as castle swan stone mentions, as seat of the noble ones of swan gau. In the following centuries changed the owners, the castle purged, were again developed and again destroyed.
In the year 1832 king acquired Maximilian II. (at that time still Crown Prince Maximilian) the ruin and left it from architecture and theatre painter Domenico Quaglio (1787 - 1837) in the style of the neo-gothic style changes (until 1837). Characteristically the king made the painter Quaglio upper construction supervisor and only assigned to to him the architect George Friedrich Ziebland. The Quaglio inexperienced in the practical building industry spent itself in such a manner that it died briefly before completion of the building. The work was continued by the resident of Munich architect Joseph Daniel Ohlmüller. Painting the areas took place after drafts from Moritz from shrinks. In this condition the lock until today kept.
at the beginning 19. Century then the names of the castles swan stone and front and Hinterhohenschwangau were exchanged, from first became high swan gau, from latter new swan stone.
The lock served the royal family as summer residence and was the child room of Ludwig II.
The interior arrangement from the Biedermeier period is kept unchanged.
The today's owner of the lock is the Wittelsbacher equalization fund.
On the early morning 6. November 2005 occurred in the lock a break-down. Applied unknown quantity the outputstubborn and arrived over the servant shank stairs in the Billardzimmer in the first floor. There they stole to 80 medals from three showcases zirka. They belong to a permanent exhibition of most diverse medals and honour badge of the Wittelsbacher family. The damage becomes estimated on several 10,000 euro. Although immediately after the penetration by force of the burglars alarm was released, the authors could not be placed. The responsible police inspection is been appropriate in zirka five kilometers for removed feet.