Glad you all like the castle!
I think it was a Wittelsbach "thing". Sisis grandfather Pius was misanthropic and his father Wilhelm took the education of Pius son Max. Max was in his entire life funny and buoyant, but in his last years like his father, very withdrawn. Sisis sisters were depressive, especially Helene. The brothers not so much. But Ludwig Wilhelm, father of Marie Larisch, had his neuroses.
Otto I., King of Bavaria and Ludwigs brother, was insane, the poor man came from the war and was unstable. Before, he was the funny one of the brothers. IMO more handsomer than Ludwig, or I like blonde men better
Ludwig was just offhanded, just 18 years when his father died (who IMO don´t get the attention he deserves, a smart king).
I think he wasn´t a good king and lived in his world, but (and that´s interesting) he supported technology! Okay, for his own interests, but it´s just a pity that he didn´t was like his father.