Neuschwanstein Castle is literally a fairytale looking at its beauty. It is located on a hill between forests and hiking trails. A visit is possible all year round, although spring and winter (sometimes with snow) are best.

When was Neuschwanstein Castle built?

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.

How do I get to Neuschwanstein Castle?

You will find this world-famous castle in the village of Hohenschwangau, just a few kilometers from the Austrian border. You can park in the village of Hohenschwangau and walk up to the castle from there.

Sleeping Beauty Castle

The medieval castle was also the model for another famous castle: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, and the other Disney castles around the world.

Photography tips for Neuschwanstein Castle

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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