The fairytale castle: Neuschwanstein in Bavaria

The Neuschwanstein Castle is considered one of the symbols of Germany. I is also known as the fairytale castle because it looks like it came out from a fairytale and it was built by Ludwig II in 1869. Except as the fairytale king, Ludwig is remembered in Germany also as the Mad King since this is the reason he was deposed and if it really was a political conspiracy is still debated. One thing is for sure, the fact that he spent a fortune in the construction of castles including this one.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

The fairytale castle

The fairytale castle

The famous fairytale, the Sleeping Beauty by Walt Disney, was fascinated by this castle and he took it as a model for his animated films. In addition to visiting the castle, usually tourists come to the throat Pöllat surmounted by a bridge called Marienbrücke which is 90 meters high, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the castle and the Bavarian mountains.

Snowy castle

Snowy castle

The castle by night

The castle by night

The Castle rises above the small town of Fussen and is not far from Monaco (about 110 km). You can not drive to the castle and you have to leave your carat the foot of the hill  which is less than 600 meters away from the castle. From there start climbing the road leading to the castle. The summer opening hours is from 9 am to 6 pm, while the winter is from 10 to 4 and the ticket to enter the castle costs 9 euro.

Inside the castle

Inside the castle

Neuschwanstein Castle photos: Viktor Lakics, jackluke, Pilar Azana, Roblfc1982, absolutmocha

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