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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. My family and I visited this castle ...

The enchanting Hohenschwangau Castle near Fussen

Hohenschwangau Castle

In a town near Fussen, there's a village called Hohenschwangau (meaning High Swan County).  And in this village, the enchanting Hohenschwangau castle is situated.  This castle was built in the 19th century by King Maximilian II of Bavaria.  And a childhood residence of his son, Prince Ludwig II (later King Ludwig II of Bavaria).  It ...