2 euro – Bavaria
The commemorative "Bavaria was designed by Erich Ott and shows the most famous view of Neuschwanstein Castle. The design shows the view from the east as visitors can see during their ascent to the castle, with the gatehouse in the foreground and the medieval-style towers and turrets. The panoramic mountain situated behind the castle is well captured, as the sitting of the castle on a cliff overlooking the romantic Pöllatschlucht. The name "BAVARIA" links the depicted construction "Neuschwanstein Castle" with the state. The mintmark of the respective mint (A, D, F, G or J) is located in the right central core area and the initials of the artist in the left central core area.