Ludwig II Year festivities will be staged all over Bavaria starting June 13. Among the highlights: June 13.Wreath-laying at Ludwig II Monument, Cornelius Bridge, Munich, 4 p.m.
Memorial mass, St. Michael's Church, Neuhauser Strasse, Munich, 6 p.m. June 15.Commemorative service and memorial mass, with procession, at Votive Chapel, Berg on Starnberg Lake, 10 a.m.
Official opening of the new Ludwig II Museum in Herrenchiemsee Palace, Herreninsel, Lake Chiemsee.
Unveiling of a new Ludwig II monument at the Kurhaus in Fu ssen, 5 p.m. June 20-22. Bavarian Patriots' Convention, with folklore groups, sponsored by the Do singen King Ludwig II Society, Do singen near Kaufbeuren. July 19. Laser, fireworks and Wagner-music extravaganza on Starnberg Lake. Probable starting time 10 p.m. Aug. 24. King Ludwig Festival in Oberammergau with the lighting of a large crucifix at the base of Kofelwand mountain, illumination of a huge crown on the summit, musical accompaniment by the Oberammergau brass bands, torchlight processions and plenty of beer.
Festive Serenade in front of the King Ludwig II monument in St. Anton Park, Partenkirchen, 8 p.m.
Birthday celebration and memorial service at the King Ludwig II monument in Prien, Chiemsee Lake. Aug. 25. Commemorative mass for Ludwig II at the Schachen Hunting Lodge, Mount Schachen above Partenkirchen.
Commemorative service for Ludwig I and Ludwig II in St. Boniface Church, Munich. Sept. 1-6. Castle concerts, with works by Wagner, in the Singers' Hall of Neuschwanstein Castle. For tickets phone (08362) 81052 or arrange through a travel agent.