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Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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Looking like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Neuschwanstein Castle stands perched on a mountain cliff. King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned this 19th-century palace. He paid for it out of his personal fortune rather than from public funds. It was intended as a refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then, more than 60 million people have visited, drawn by the picturesque location and romantic design. Constructed under the direction of architect Eduard Riedel, the building embodies the architectural fashion known as castle romanticism. You'll also note that it embraces Ludwig II's immoderate enthusiasm for the operas of his close friend Richard Wagner. Check the weather conditions before you plan your trip; misty conditions and rain often reduce visibility to almost zero at those heights. You can buy tickets online or at the ticket center in the village below the castle. Take a look at our Hohenschwangau vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We arrived at approximately 11am and no internal castle tours were available until 4pm that day. The tours appear to run at 5 min intervals so you can appreciate how busy it was! If coming by car ther...  read more »
  • Maybe the dream Castle of almost everyone. Is what comes to mind when we think of a castle. The visitation is very intense but very well organized and punctual. You need to purchase tickets in advance! The tip of the box office, when booked, was leaving to visit for the afternoon. Morning queues are immense. The input is organized by groups that are called by a digital Panel. Each person receives an electronic program guide where you can choose the language of your choice. It is not allowed to take pictures inside the Castle. The rooms and lounges are absolutely beautiful and you get stunned with what the last German monarch built. Maybe showing a little of his insanity.
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  • Neuschwanstein Castle is a well known castle in the world. King Ludwig II designed the castle. He was known as the fairy-tale king. The castle was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. ...  read more »
  • Absolutely beautiful and majestic. Great views of the area and lots of hotels and restaurants nearby. I recommend walking up, took us about 35 minutes but the buildup to see the castle is worth it. England German tours are available and there are audio tours in other languages as well. The tours are free for students or those under 18 years old, and are €12.00 for adults, However the tour is NOT necessary to go up and see the castle, that is all FREE! Don't miss out on a free experience to see such a beautiful place, and the tour is worth it 100%!
  • Impressive but busy! You get a 5 minute window to line up for your tour (which is exactly 27 minutes long). The area around the castle, however, is magnificent! Lots of great trails and lakes.
  • Wonderful castle full of history. The tour was great it was a bit of a bummer that no photography was allowed inside. There are multiple ways up to the castle. If you have the energy, I definitely would recommend just walking. The horse carriage ride takes just as long for the most part. The bus will get you there pretty quickly, but that is my least preferred for me. The views from the castle are amazing and I definitely recommend it!
  • Ludwig II's insane made this magnificent casle. If you stand by this casle. You will feel the limitless insane beauty. Its beauty would make us terrible solitude. The beauty covers the soleness of the universe. The feel is same as the Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche !
  • Great day trip from Munich- only 2 hours by train! Beautiful views from the castle and definitely worth the price to go inside on the guided tour! The interior is stunningly beautiful and you'll find it difficult to find any photos of it online since photography inside is forbidden. I would suggest reserving tickets as it avoids the almost hour long wait to purchase tickets to enter the castle (I don't know how to do so, I just saw those people getting their tickets). It's a bit touristy of an area, but the views are truly stunning by the castle. You see the countryside with its bright blue lakes, surrounding mountains, and a nearby rushing waterfall. Best view is from the castle near the café inside!
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