Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau

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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. Put Neuschwanstein Castle into our Hohenschwangau trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • **PLEASE READ THE BOTTOM FOR HOW TO SAVE MONEY GETTING HERE WITH THE BAYERN PASS** I went with my fiancee to Neuschwanstein for New Year's. Apart from being her childhood dream, it was also one of the...  more »
  • There are no good words to describe such landscape snowy with impressive castle on the Hill, but it is very important to clarify for those who are thinking of doing so in winter (both on its own and within a tour), the bridge / catwalk where you get views of the typical advertising picture and better perspective is closed, what if you want to get to a place very similar must break a little rules, go up the road that would be in spring or summer conditions open and follow the directions of the posters as if they really were at the bridge. It will come when they will realize what a great fence that makes it impossible to enter the runway, but if he goes back there a small hillock separated by a barbed wire which if you are accomplished these stunning views. I did it, I recommend strongly to do so as well as bring suitable for snow shoes and already be a relative physical fitness what is frozen slopes and it can be really slippery and it will be necessary to hold some trees, branches, etc.
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  • You will be pushed thru the rooms without really explained what you see and what is depicted. Comments of guides are on the 6th grade level. You have no clue, where you are in the building and how thi...  more »
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  • I must admit the castle was lovely from the bridge where everyone clicks the picture. When you go inside, the tour is only allowed to specific rooms. The rooms are maintained very well till date and you can experience how the king lived there. Highly recommended anyone who loves castle's especially this one that attracts the crowd from whole world. Proper planning is required and I would like to visit again. Maybe try to stay on the mountain to really appreciate the beauty.
  • Wonderful Castle, breathtaking view, those scenarios you suppose only see in the movies. This castle is something else, there's no way to regret visiting. In a clear day as we had, I believe it's even more brilliant. I recommend walking from the town to the castle and also checking the surrounding spots, specially the narrow bridge where you have the best view to the castle. Precious tour!
  • It's definitely got that Disney feel (probably because Disney modeled their castles after this one?). The inside is interesting and probably worth the tour, but the idea of this castle just bothers me a bit: why? You can go elsewhere in Europe and find castles that knit towns together and aided in their defense, but this was build because...he thought it would be cool. Yes, that's pretty interesting in its own right, but I found this a little odd.
  • Amazing place to visit! TIPS: Plan to stay longer than 3 hours - so much to see. Arrive early to avoid crowds. Be prepared to for a 20 minute fairly steep hike up the hill to the castle. Or be prepared to queue for the horse and cart or shuttle, especially in the afternoon and during summer. In peak times, the queue to the bridge to take photos can be a wait of up to an hour if you happen to turn up when your buses do. You have approximately 3 minutes to get into the castle for your guided tour. Don’t be late! It’s automated entry! Don’t be turned off by any of this, just be prepared! The castle and the history is incredible and well worth the walk, the wait and the crowds!! Enjoy!
  • Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! Such a beautiful structure in such a beautiful place. The terrain is breathtaking. The guided tour was very interesting and fun. It stinks you cant take photos inside the castle but it is understandable. The staff of the Castle were all very nice and the tours are efficient. The lines move pretty fast but it is still advisable to purchase advance tickets.
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