The Museum of the Bavarian Kings was opened in Hohenschwangau in September 2011. It recounts the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty from its beginnings to the present day. The main focus of the exhibition lies on King Maximilian II who commissioned the conversion of Hohenschwangau Castle into his summer residence, and his son, King Ludwig II, creator of Neuschwanstein Castle. The exhibition incorporates the views of the surrounding landscape and castles, the subtle use of modern, interactive museum technologies and expansive displays that explain the background to original exhibits in an informative and vivid way. The exhibition caters to the different requirements of visitors from Germany and abroad with tours in several languages and various depths of complexity, offering a gratifying experience even for those on a tight time schedule. The exhibition is organized and owned by the Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds, Munich.