~ Dem Bayerland starbst du zu früh ~
Bavaria probably did love King Ludwig II, but he did squander much of the treasury on fanciful whims like Schloß Neuschwanstein the castle that Disneyland is modeled after. The stein is of porcelain with a lithophane (scene in the base viewable with transmitted light), ca. 1900.
Dem Bayerland starbst du zu früh
dein treues Volk vergißt dich nie.

Schloß Berg.
Letzter Aufenthalt König Ludwig II.
From Bavaria you died too soon;
your true people will never forget you.

Castle Berg.
Last residence of King Ludwig II.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown