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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  • I knew I was going to see a fake, I knew he was full of gente...ma I like Disneyland and I decided to go there anyway. Fairy-like, of course, the Castle, especially at night when the tourists are gone. But I didn't expect the complete disorganization! Staying in a hotel at the foot of the Castle, you are entitled to a voucher to buy the ticket directly to the Castle. I show up 15 minutes before opening and with other unfortunate aspect, appearance, doesn't reach anyone for twenty minutes after the opening. We ask. Answer: "today is not the person in charge of this" perhaps comes from three quarters of an hour "Ask" you to shop around and then we pay before exit? " Obviously impossible, despite their disorganization. I go back to Disneyland, at least here there are also the rides! And, seriously, I see people's flood-stricken in this theatrical set and our beautiful and real Italian castles with very few tourists.
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  • As many others have written, the modulation of the castle in the mountains is breathtaking. A leadership not really worth especially in the moment where many curtains and textiles for renovations are imposed and especially the singer Hall is fully equipped. We had to 1.5 hours before the deadline to pick up the ordered tickets, be there before a half h. The guided tour takes less than 30 minutes, clocked 5 min - please quick look and more. The 3 D show was "out of order" - actually a nerve to claim the full entry price. It was found not even for necessary to heat the café in the House, radiators were actually present. Many rooms were not further developed after the death of the King. We were wondering why it doesn't use these spaces with so many tourists and more tells the King at the time was or whatever. The money should be there...
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  • Starting with the ascent (walking or cab), you notice a careful attention to detail. Entrance ticket for hours this efficient, efficient, guide service-very good, service shop-with wide and varied selection, ability to take pictures anywhere. The audio-guide service leaves something wanting. I noticed that the contents in Italian, is incomplete and lacks important passages, on the other hand there is the Italian language speaking staff. The route around Castle is treated equally well, work continues to improve the accesses had already been used for tourists, also are building new locations all the time.
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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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