Take me to my castle!
I’m in Germany, and I’ve come to see Neuschwanstein castle! Wow, it’s an incredible architectural masterpiece! My photos just don’t do it justice!
The castle sits on the edge of the Bavarian Alps, Germany, and is surrounded by a spectacular landscape, and breathtaking scenic views!
We weren’t allowed to take any pictures inside, but I took lots of pics of the castle and its surrounding areas!
We also visited Hohenschwangau castle (only from the outside), Alpsee Lake, and Queen Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke). And they were just as magnificent as Neuschwanstein Castle!
It’s been a long and tiring day, but definitely worth it!
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A few words about Neuschwanstein Castle: The fairytale castle of King Ludwig II.
Neuschwanstein Castle is perched on top of one of the hills of the Bavarian Alps.
The castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 – 1886), also known as the “Fairytale King”.
It’s said that the fairytale look of the castle inspired Walt Disney to create the Magic Kingdom, and was the inspiration for the castle of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland, and in Disney classic fairytale movies.
The castle was begun in 1868 but was never fully completed. Although it was built and furnished in medieval styles, it was equipped with the latest technology of that time. It also has a beautiful inner garden surrounded by a walled courtyard.
Today, Neuschwanstein is the most visited castle in Germany, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Every year, over 1.300.000 people cross its gate.
Other scenic points are Alpsee Lake, which is near both the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles.
And Queen Mary’s Bridge or Marienbrücke. The bridge is about 15 minutes’ walk from the Neuschwanstein castle and is named after Queen Mary of Bavaria, the mother of King Ludwig II.
It’s a popular photographic spot for scenic lovers to capture the perfect shot of the castle and its surroundings.