American Tourist Killed at Neuschwanstein Castle

by Anthony Losanno
Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany, is a magnificent 19th-century palace that has become one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was designed as a retreat and homage to German composer Richard Wagner. Neuschwanstein Castle is renowned for its stunning architectural beauty and picturesque setting in the Bavarian Alps. It now, unfortunately, is also the scene of a lost life.

The New York Times is reporting that two American women (ages 21 and 22) were approached by a 30-year-old, fellow American tourist on Wednesday. The man took the women to a lesser-used hiking trail that led into a forest and toward the cliffs surrounding the castle. He then allegedly tried to sexually assault one of them. The second intervened and he pushed both of them off an approximately 150-foot cliff. Both women fell, but 21-year-old Eva Liu passed away from injuries related to the plunge. The other victim has been identified as Kelsey Chang. Both women recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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A manhunt ensued for the 30-year-old man. He was eventually apprehended and remains in police custody.

We visited the castle in 2017. It’s a magnificent structure overlooking a breathtaking vista, but the trails are a bit steep. It’s set up in the hills and some of the trails around it were a bit scary with the potential drop off. We stayed on paths and had a great visit, but I could see the potential risk.

Anthony’s Take: This is a sad situation. I can’t imagine being on vacation and facing a situation like this one. Hoping the family and the surviving woman find peace and the man who pushed them is doled out appropriate justice in Germany.

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Pamela s sikes June 18, 2023 - 4:24 pm

You mean like that vuttless piece of human sewage adolf hitler? He got off easy pig commited duicide never a real man.

Grist for the Mill June 18, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Nah, that man lived out the rest of his life in Argentina, so did alot of his cronies. The others, we took to the US in Operation Paperclip and they became heads of the fake 3 letter agencies like NASA, NIH, Medical Schools, Tech and Engineering- we’ve been infiltrated since the signing if the Declaration of Independence

Lin June 19, 2023 - 3:42 am

So right. I can’t even comprehend how somebody thinks they have the right to steal somebody’s life. This is so evil, just shocking my heart all day.❤️‍🩹😰

Samantha June 18, 2023 - 9:50 pm

Praying for the woman and their family during this difficult time 🙏🙏

carl June 18, 2023 - 10:15 pm

that stupid predator should be sent to gas chamber

P June 19, 2023 - 12:34 am

Oddly written article, definitely feels like a non-native English speaker wrote it. Just one thing to point out: never use the word “but” to connect two sentence fragments that don’t contradict each other in some way. For example, “a manhunt ensued, but he was apprehended…” is strange to a native English speaker because it makes it seem like you’re about to say that he wasn’t found. I don’t care about your response or this site, just wanted to point out that this was poorly written and had way too many commas. If you need that many commas and connecting phrases, you aren’t writing it well.

Asb June 19, 2023 - 12:48 am

And, I think you’re a snob for being so judgmental! You say you don’t care about this website, nor do you care about this person’s comment… you must be a narcissist, because you sound like you only care about what you think. When you least expect it, someone’s going to put you in your place and it might just hurt.

Tom Vatanasak June 19, 2023 - 12:48 am

Very sad and upsetting story especially with those parents who had raised up their girls for those twenty odd years until they were finally graduated their degrees but had to end up with loosing their daughter for unknown bloke who behaved like an animal and should be caught and put behind bar wherever it maybe for his life time!.

Mary Whitten June 19, 2023 - 2:17 am

You seemed to have focused on the writing and not the story. No one, male or female, should be subjected to such violence while on vacation. I hope my three commas do not send you into a tizzy. I think this man should be pushed off the trail in the same spot those young girls were, but with no chance of surviving.

Pamela June 19, 2023 - 3:15 am

You send no one should be subject to violence on vacation. That’s an interesting statement because, it’s implies that if they were on vacation then the violence would be okay.

Harris June 19, 2023 - 5:20 am

One of the saddest things I 😢 have run across lately. The audacity of thinking that 😒 he was going to get away with this act is beyond me. I pray for his soul as well as for the young lady who survived and their families. The perp will not get away with any of this. Consequences will come.

Just desserts June 19, 2023 - 5:23 am

It’s horrible and they probably thought they could trust him because he’s an English speaker and an American. If convicted it Germany, the maximum sentence 15 years(?) and then Germany will send him back to the US. He can then be tried under US law for the murder & attempted murdered of an US citizen(2) in a foreign country plus any other charges they want to levy. What a waste of space. My condolences to the families

Michael June 19, 2023 - 11:49 am

Well hopefully Germany is harder on violent criminals than the U.S. …..,this individual should be tried & excuted POS …,no God to help us here


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