Menue filter

An Ludwig, den vergess' ma net.

The book „An Ludwig, den vergess’ ma net“ (Bavarian for „Ludwig, we’ll never forget him“) shows, that we really are not forgetting Ludwig. Ludwig is the tall young man in the blue uniform of a general. The technophile constructor. The Wagner fan and patron of the arts. A fanciful idealist. A misunderstood loner. And he is much much more. This Ludwig we cannot seem to forget is Ludwig II of Bavaria.  This paper addresses the culture of commemorating Ludwig II. The illustrated ways of veneration and visualization exemplify how the Bavarian people remember and are reminded of him. On closer inspection, observers may find contradictions and similarities and they may weigh them for themselves or not. This can be done in a completely individual manner, just as with the figure of Ludwig II.