Neuschwanstein Castle – a fairytale castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, one of Germany’s most famous castles.  It’s so famous it became the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle.  This castle was built in the 19th century by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as his private refuge.  After his death in 1886, it was opened to the public.

Neuschwanstein CastleMy family and I visited this castle together with the Hohenschwangau (since they were in close proximity).  We parked our car near the Hohenschwangau, and took the bus to get the Neuschwanstein.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Photography is not allowed inside for both castles – Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.  However, for Neuschwanstein there’s a hanging bridge (photo above) where you can see an awesome full view of the castle.  The bridge is called Marienbrucke (Marie’s bridge) named after Ludwig II mother, Marie Friederike of Prussia.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

More info:

– Ticket prices for castle tour: about 23 Euros

– Tour lasted less than 1 hour

– Bus ticket cost about 2-3 round trip

– Tickets available at the castle grounds

 

 

Published 28 October, 2013

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