|Location||Bavaria, Germany, Europe|
|Getting to the Castle||Check out the MAP of the area |
Neuschwanstein Castle is situated near Schwangau and Füssen in the AllgäuMost visitors come to Neuschwanstein between July and September, so that during this time especially, considerable waiting times must be expected. It is also possible that all the available entrance tickets will already have been sold by lunchtime. Reserve the tickets before Here
The roads to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle are closed for public traffic. Parking directly next to the Ticket Center is not possible. There are 4 parking lots in the village Hohenschwangau:
3 ways to the castle:
For what is famous Neuschwanstein Castle?
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Today, more than 1.5 million visitors come to see Germany’s fairy tale castles, making it one of the most visited castles in the world.
Ludwig was Richard Wagner’s patron, and many rooms of the castle were inspired by Wagner’s operas.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
Neuschwanstein means “New Swan Stone”. The name of the castle derives from one of Wagner’s opera characters, the Swan Knight.
Ludwig slept only 11 nights in the castle.
The bedroom adjacent to the dining room and the subsequent house chapel are the only rooms of the palace that remain in the neo-Gothic style. The king’s bedroom is dominated by a huge bed adorned with carvings. Fourteen carvers worked more than four years on the bed canopy with its numerous pinnacles and on the oaken panelings.
The Marie Bridge (Marienbrücke)
The Marie Bridge (Marienbrücke) is a bridge built over the Pöllat gorge, named after Queen Mary of Prussia and which is a wonderful Bellview point for Neuschwanstein.
When construction began, the king wanted:
- To build a castleonly using Bavarian workers and local materials, which led to the creation of a strong handicraft industry in Bavaria.
- Seen from the outside, the castle to be similar to the fairytale castles that enchanted Louis II in his youth.
- Inside to contain the technological discoveries of the era. The castle has electricity, the first mobile phone in history (covering only 6 m), a kitchen that uses heat according to the rules developed by Leonardo da Vinci.
- As other palaces that he built, the king wanted to have a small cave, built with metal reinforcement and cement, which allowed him to isolate himself from the world and live in his fairytale world.