King Ludwig selected pictorial themes for the rooms
of Neuschwanstein Castle: "Tannhäuser" for his study, "Tristan and
Isolde" for his bedroom, and the Ring of the Nibelung" in the vestibule.
The king dedicated his living room to the memory of Lohengrin. A
cupboard was covered with pictures of mediaeval poets painted by Ferdinand von Piloty,
while paintings on the walls depicted scenes from the Lohengrin myth. Thus Wilhelm
Hauschild could be seen showing the "Miracle of the Grail" with the election of
the knight as Elsas champion. On the north side, August son Heckel painted
Lohengrins arrival (the illustration shows only a detail). The King had his exact
wishes conveyed to the artist: "H. M. desires that Lohengrin should not hold his head
too much at an angle."