Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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Built in the late 1800s, the Neuschwanstein Castle in the state of Bavaria in southeast Germany was meant to be the private retreat of the reclusive King Ludwig II of Bavaria, but he died before it was completed.

The castle was opened to the public in 1886 and it has seen over 60 million visitors since then. The Neuschwanstein Castle was built in the Romanesque Revival style and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

The castle is one of the most popular in Europe and currently sees over 1.3 million visitors a year and as many as 6,000 per day in the summer months. The castle overlooks the Hohenschwangau valley and is near the tourist town of Fussen where accommodation can be found.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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14 thoughts on “Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

  1. Amazing pictures! I visited this castle. Castle is very beautiful. The castle was built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. The castle was equipped with all kinds of technical conveniences which were very modern.

  2. Wow! Never been, but after seeing the photos I so want to go. Sleeping Beauty was my favourite and first video (and I mean video) I ever bought.

  3. I was there a few years ago, it was breathtaking! NOTHING can describe the beauty and the size of this castle, it is huge! The inside is amazing and with the windows open in the rooms, you can hear the water outside, it is a MUST see! I want to go back.

  4. Don’t forget Bishops Castle, south of Colorado Springs, Colorado! ha! should def. look it up online, the guy who has spent decades building it is quite a character and even has a fire breathing dragon on the top of one portion of it…

  5. These places don’t even look real! I’m jealous of anyone whose ever been to these places. Only in my dreams will I ever go to places like these.

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