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Main Tour | Ludwig


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This is the First Quest of Ludwig II, the King of Bavaria and creator of the Neuschwanstein castle. The second Quest is the Ludwig Family Tour and the third Quest the Murder Tour.

You start your day at the magical small town of Hohenschwangau and are ready to visit the Disney inspired Neuschwanstein castle. But then you start receiving texts from an anonymous writer with the urgent request to learn about Ludwig’s true past. Ludwig II has been called ‘the Mad King’ for years now and it’s your mission to unravel the missing pieces of his past to be able to uncover the truth about him. Was he truly crazy? What happened with his family? Why were his castles never finished? And mostly: who his this mysterious writer?

This quest, while based on historical truth, promises excitement and engagement as you follow the carefully designed route.

This is a shorter book like tour. It contains one big mystery rather than multiple small ones.

Duration: Flexible, based on your pace


  • Starting Point:
    Begin your day at the Schwangau parking area, Alpseestraße 1, Hohenschwangau. As you arrive, a mysterious old envelope directed to you awaits, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.
  • Progress Bar:
    Keep track of your journey through a progress bar, marking your advancement through chapters. Each step unveils new information and challenges, adding layers to the narrative.
  • Letters guiding you through his life:
    Receive crucial letters from Kim of Secrets2Discover, unveiling the mysterious circumstances surrounding Ludwig’s life. Discover hidden information, and as you progress, piece together the puzzle that the anonymous writer left incomplete. Unravel his true story as you learn about Ludwig’s younger years at Hohenschwangau, the summer castle of the Wittelsbachs. Navigate the family dynamics, Ludwig’s love for swimming, and the influence of his role model, Grandfather Ludwig I.
  • Unmasking the Anonymous Writer:
    Unmask the intentions behind the mysterious writing. Your role in this quest is not only to explore Ludwig’s legacy but also to solve the puzzle left by the enigmatic writer.
  • Map and Guidance:
    Navigate the picturesque surroundings with a thoughtfully crafted map from Secrets2Discover. Explore the woods, castles, and significant locations, each with a purpose in this intriguing journey.
  • Rewarding Password:
    Rumors suggest a hidden purpose behind the theft. Arrange the letters correctly to unveil a password. The significance of this password is unknown, but Mr. Sterces promises a generous reward for your efforts.
  • Practical Tips:
    Get practical advice on exploring the area, from visiting the castles and museums to enjoying a quiet stroll after regular tourist hours. Discover secret tips and tricks to enhance your quest experience.
  • Flexible Access:
    In case you can’t reach a designated location, Mr. Sterces ensures you can read the letters anywhere. However, the connection to specific locations holds significance, offering a complete experience of Schwangau and its landmarks.
  • Intriguing Finale:
    Conclude your quest with the revelation of Ludwig’s secrets. Will you dream of owning the castles, now privy to the mysteries that surround them?

Embark on Ludwig’s Main Quest, a journey that combines history, mystery, and the thrill of discovery. Unlock the secrets, solve the puzzles, and become part of Ludwig’s legacy.

Trigger Warning:

This Quest is safe for Children!

This Quest involves storytelling that includes mental diseases and family trauma. However it has been carefully crafted to limit the triggers.


What precisely do the delightful Quests (tours) of Secrets2Discover include?

Ah, splendid inquiry! Our esteemed Kim of Secrets2Discover offers fascinating written tours, presenting cities and destinations as enigmatic mysteries. These charming tours unfurl the rich tapestry of history through interactive storytelling, involving participants in delightful quests and puzzles.

My goodness, Mr. Sterces. Let me translate. The Quests are Tours that help guide you through a city or destination. And they are formed into a mystery with interesting historic stories.

Upon acquisition, thou shalt receive two documents: the interactive Game version and the comprehensive Book version. These can be accessed digitally or in print for ease during one’s gallivanting adventures.

Normal people language Mr. Sterces. Upon purchase, you will receive two files: the interactive Game version and the comprehensive Book version. These can be accessed digitally or printed for convenience during your exploration.

Oh, rather distinguished! Our tours are an engaging affair, regaling participants with compelling mysteries that beckon one to solve puzzles and unravel the intrigu.....

SSHH!! Anyways: The tours are presented as a mystery that involves the reader in solving puzzles or clues to uncover the history of the location. Unlike traditional guidebooks, these tours encourage active participation, making the experience more interactive and memorable. However, this is not mandatory. It is possible to read the mystery, without participation.

That was rude!

Our tours endeavor to proffer direction, meaning, and a delightful objective to your sojourn. By regaling you with engaging narratives and quests, we endeavor to unearth the finest facets of a locale whilst imparting captivating historical anecdotes.

With that Mr. Sterces means: The Quests and Explorer’s Maps aim to provide direction, meaning, and a specific objective to your trip. It will help you discover the best parts of a location while learning interesting historical facts and stories.

If one seeks an immersive narrative that unravels the unique facets of a locale, the Quest beckons. For those desiring a brisk exploration with essential tidbits about diverse locales, the Explorer's Map is the choice. Yet, fear not! Combining both ensures a comprehensive adventure.

Translation: Choose a Quest when you prefer an immersive, guided story experience that uncovers unique aspects of the city. However, choose the Explorer’s Map if you aim for a faster-paced exploration with essential information about different area. You can also combine both.

Ah, the Explorer's Maps! These delightful cartographic wonders present thematic tales and myriad routes, enabling one to explore diverse facets of the city. Perfect for a swift-paced saunter or those with a penchant for multifarious aspects without delving into singular storylines.

Exactly… The Explorer's Maps offer a broader view of a location. Providing multiple routes, based on a theme, that help you explore various parts of a city. They are ideal for a quick-paced visit or for those interested in multiple aspects of the location without diving deeply into a specific storyline.

Nay! No prior preparation is necessitated. One may venture into these whimsical tours forthwith and reference the 'Inventory', 'Locations', and 'Music' tabs as necessitated during one’s frolic.

Nope! But you can check out the Sunroom for preparations if you want to.

The Quest version is an immersive escapade, inviting participants to partake in solving enigmas and engaging in an active exploration of the locale. The Book version encapsulates the same tantalising information sans the need for active participation, catering to those preferring a more relaxed perusal.

Does anyone understand what he is saying?! The Game version is an interactive experience where participants engage with the mystery, solve puzzles, and actively explore the city or destination. The Book version contains all the information present in the Game version but does not require active participation, making it suitable for those who prefer a more relaxed exploration.

I believe Ms. Kim has a limited patience today.

Don't test it, Mr. Sterces. I can delete you with one click.


Absolutely! The charm lies in the flexibility to flit between the Game and Book versions as suits one’s fancy or the temporal constraints during one's sojourn.

Yes! You have the flexibility to switch between the Game and Book versions based on your preference or available time during your exploration.

Jolly good question, old chap! It appears there's a rather persistent myth floating about, suggesting that one's concentration can endure throughout the entirety of the day. Quite preposterous, I must say! And as for the notion that gallivanting about and acquiring new knowledge is not the least bit tiring, well, that's simply a load of codswallop. Fear not, for our dear friend Kim is well aware of this little nuance.

Instead of subjecting you to the arduous task of perusing a lengthy exposition, Kim, in her infinite wisdom, has graciously deemed it fit to offer you the option of taking things a tad more leisurely when the need arises. After all, she would much prefer you reach the grand finale of the tale rather than be bogged down by the minutiae of the extended version. Quite the considerate approach, wouldn't you agree?

Exactly. Thank you for calling me wise. Travelling and learning new things can be exhausting. Therefore, I wanted to give you the option to switch to a short version when it's becoming a bit much. Since I would rather have you finish the story rather than reading the long version.

Quite so! Most tours are fashioned to cater to a plethora of audiences. However, younger participants might necessitate a modicum of assistance contingent on their age and sagacity. And make sure to check for the tours with a minimum age.

Yes, most tours are designed to cater to a wide range of audiences. But younger travellers might need a bit of help here and there. Note: Some tours have a minimum age. And keep in mind that the tours are not specifically designed for children.


No, Mr. Sterces is not real. Sterces = Secrets backwards. Kim is the owner of the company.

WHAT? My life is a lie? Don’t tell Mrs. Sterces...
Also, does that mean Kim is talking to herself all this time?

Yes, it does.