Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany - The Castle of the Fairy-tale King

The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destination in Europe. It is a 19th century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle is also known as "the castle of the fairy-tale king".


The Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the Fairytale King. It is a castle of the paradox. It really looks like a fairytale castle and the castle was built in a time when castles no longer had strategical and defensive purposes. The location of the Neuschwanstein Castle is also a fairytale one. It is situated in the Alps in Bavaria, Germany, in a magnificent landscape, on the top of a hill overlooking the Hohenschwangau valley.


The construction of the Neuschwanstein Castle began in 1869 and was not finished even at Ludwig's sudden death in 1886. It is a wonderful example of Romanesque Revival architecture and is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. The castle of the fairy king has a very beautiful inner garden and there is also an artificial cave in the castle. The interior of the castle is also extremely beautiful. Only 14 rooms were finished before the the death of the king. However, these rooms were majestically decorated. The Neuschwanstein Castle was opened to the public seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II.


The castle towers above the surrounding area standing atop a high point in the Alpine hills. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. It is the most visited castle in Germany, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year over 1.4 million people visit the castle.

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February 27, 2014 at 2:04 AM

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