Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, pronounced ], Inglis: New Swanstone Castle) is a 19t-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the veelage o Hohenschwangau near Füssen in soothwast Bavarie, Germany. The palace wis commissioned bi Ludwig II o Bavarie as a retreat an as an homage tae Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace oot o his personal fortun an bi means o extensive borrowin, nae wi Bavarie public funds (see belaw).
The palace wis intendit as a personal refuge for the reclusive keeng, but it was opened tae the payin public immediately efter his daith in 1886. Syne then ower 60 million fowk hae veesitit Neuschwanstein Castle. Mair than 1.3 million fowk veesit annually, wi up tae 6,000 per day in the simmer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty's Castle an later, seemilar structurs.