The castle was built for King Ludwig, also known as Louis II of Bavaria. He wanted to build a proper medieval knights’ castle. Unfortunately, Ludwig later became insane. The construction began in 1869 and ended in 1892. You will find this world-famous castle in the village of Hohenschwangau. The medieval castle was also the model for another famous castle: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, and the other Disney castles around the world.

You have the best view on the castle from the Marienbrücke. This bridge was built in 1850 and is an ideal spot to take photos. Most spectacular is winter time, when snow adds more magic to the castle and its surroundings.

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