Castle Neuschwanstein in Germany
Neuschwanstein castle (“New Swan Stone Castle”) in Germany is considered to be one of the most famous castles of the world and was built and originally ordered to be built by King Ludwig. It is perched on a rock in front of the Allgäu mountain panorama. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen at the last station along the Romantic Road.
The construction of the Neuschwanstein castle began in 1869, and originally it was projected to last three year. But Ludwig II wanted the castle to be perfect, so the immense building was not finished even at Ludwig’s death in 1886.
Neuschwanstein Castle Tour: The tour (ca.35 min) passes the Singer’s Hall with frescoes of opera ‘Tannhäuser’, the Byzantine Throne Hall, the bedroom and some other rooms in Neuschwanstein Germany. Taking inside pictures of Neuschwanstein is not allowed.
Neuschwanstein castle has a very beautiful inner garden surrounded by a walled courtyard. It even has an artificial cave. Neuschwanstein’s interior is as beautiful as its outside. Though only 14 rooms were finished before Ludiwg II’s sudden death in 1886, these rooms were majestically decorated. The two story throne room was designed in Byzantine style, with wall paintings depicting angels. Ironically, there is no throne in the Throne Room, as Ludwig died before it was completely finished.
This fairytale look of the Neuschwanstein castle inspired Walt Disney to create the Magic Kingdom. Today, Neuschwanstein is the most visited castle in Germany, and one of the most popular tourist destination in the world. Every year over 1.300.000 people crosses its gate.
To reach Neuschwanstein in Bavaria From Hohenschwangau you can take the bus or the horse carriage to Neuschwanstein Castle. You can also walk (40 min) to bridge Marienbrücke at the view point ‘Jugend’. The bridge spans the spectacular Pöllat Gorge and the waterfall in 90 m height – a great view to take pictures of Neuschwanstein Germany.