Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schwangau

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Looking like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Schloss Neuschwanstein 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. PutSchloss Neuschwanstein into our Schwangau trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a really stunning castle, going here will certainly not disappoint! Even if your not into castles it would be very hard not to be charmed by this one.  more »
  • This really is a fairy tale palace, and you must visit it at least once in your life. You will NOT be allowed to take any photos inside, so don't bother asking. The reason for my 1 star, is because.....  more »
  • The exterior view is worth the drive alone! This castle should absolutely be on everyone’s bucket list. The interior decor is very different from the outer architecture, it was interesting to see the....  more »
  • For dinosaur fans, this museum is a dream come true. There are many excellent and well-curated exhibits that tell a fascinating story. The museum is not that large that you will get lost. The layout is organized and not confusing.This is a very impressive museum indeed! Particularly, it was great to see those dinosaurs. As a person who loves A Night in Museum, this place was totally beautiful!
  • Weird, Gothic, cool. Went in the off-season, so we didn’t have to wait in insane lines. If you are going in the summer or early fall, plan to wait in line. A good day trip. Regardless of when you go, you’ll need to plan your trip a few days in advance. It’s best if you can reserve your tickets to tour the castle online at least 48 hours prior to your visit. I’d consider this essential if you’re going during peak time. The tour is brief—only about 30 minutes long. Completely worth the trip. Know that you’ll need to hike 30 minutes uphill to the castle, so dress accordingly. There’s also a horse and carriage up the mountain, but you’ll still need to do some more uphill walking where they drop you off. Personally, I enjoy the hike.
  • Absolutely love the place. You can get a horse and cart or a bus up to a certain point, but still involves a fair bit of walking after. You could even walk the whole way up, as we did first time, when we were younger and fitter.🙂 Inside the castle is as amazing as the outside, thoroughly recommend a visit
  • Lovely castle architecture ...beautiful place and scenic views outside but not worth to visit inside ...almost all rooms were closed and have allowed to visit only 3 rooms .kind suppose to make 300 rooms however he died hence its incomplete and visitor can see 3 to 4 rooms only. But its very good for one day outing ...nice horse ride scenic views etc was beautiful
  • The viewing is breathtaking, worth the hike! For photographers, I think very early morning or late afternoon is ideal for better lighting. Mine was taken in late afternoon where you see the whole castle is lit up, but it was under shadow completely around 12-2pm.

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