Castles in Schwangau

Neuschwanstein Castle

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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.

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Hanna Avlas
29 September 2016
Surroundings of the castle and castle itself are so picturesque, stunning, and breathtaking... but inside the castle is dark and gloomy. Obviously, the resident (king Ludwig II) was an unhappy person.
Stephen D
19 September 2017
Tour felt rushed and only covers the small-ish percentage of the castle which was fully completed but it's an impressive building nonetheless and worth a visit if nearby
Drew Milam
5 June 2018
If you can, avoid the crowds! Take the 10-15 minute walk to the view bridge of the castle - great angle for pictures. Castle is amazing and worth the trip.
Eleonora Marta
14 February 2020
A must see. Completely crowded, even in wintertime. Marienbrucke And the road there closed even if there was a bit of snow ???? Parking 7€. Road up is quite easy, if with child worth to take a stroller.
Bernardo Salazar
27 March 2016
Beautiful Disney-like castle. You can do a 20-minute walk up from the parking area or hop into a horse car for 6€. Ticket lines are long on the holidays and you may not get a chance to enter castle.
Absar Shah
30 October 2017
Beautiful spot. Tickets for the guided tour sell out early,l. However, the guided tour lasts about 30 minutes and really isn’t worth much. The walk up top is great. Wear super comfortable shoes.
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Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

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Fri-Sun 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon-Tue 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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