Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

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Neuschwanstein Castle, in Germany, is one of the greatest castles in Europe – and one of the world’s foremost tourist attractions. Neuschwanstein was designed to be a hideaway for this reclusive king, as well as a palace evoking Medieval myth and fantasy. The cliff-edge setting of the Castle, provides the jaw-dropping, Alpine backdrop which makes the site picture-perfect. It was built in a time when castles were no longer necessary as strongholds, and, despite its romanticized medieval design, Louis also required it to have all the newest technological comforts.

Neuschwanstein is located in the southern province of Bavaria in Germany and attracts about 1.3 million tourists annually. Although the sheer numbers of other visitors could be overwhelming, remember that this is Germany that we’re talking about, the tourist experience is slick, clean, efficient and well managed, if rather expensive.

Neuschwanstein Castle, with its white limestone façade and deep blue turrets, is rumored to be real-life inspiration for the castle in the Disney classic, Cinderella. The resemblance, after all, is striking.

For more information see the website below.
Neuschwanstein Castle

Photographer: Pixabay

Prices:

Adult rate: € 13,00
Children under 18: Free (but they still need a paper ticket, so do include them when making reservations)


Opening hours:

Monday9am – 6pm
Tuesday9am – 6pm
Wednesday9am – 6pm
Thursday9am – 6pm
Friday9am – 6pm
Saturday9am – 6pm
Sunday9am – 6pm

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