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Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
+49 8362 930830
http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/
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Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century palace situated on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in Bavaria, Germany. The castle was commissioned by Ludwig II and served as a refuge and retreat ... Read more
for the reclusive Bavarian King. Upon his death in 1885, Neuschwanstein Castle immediately opened to the public. Over 1.3 million tourists visit the castle every year. Enjoy the wonder of this unique castle in-person, for an unforgettable experience. The castle's breathtaking Romanesque Revival architecture, coupled with its secluded location and distinguishable white turrets, make it a true world wonder.

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Raleigh

An unbelievable experience. The hike takes you to new heights and unparalleled views of the castle and surrounding “kingdom.” Make sure you stay the course and continue to the suspension bridge for the best view and photo ops.

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Riga

One of the most beautiful castles I've ever been to, and I've been to a bunch. It had a very rich story behind it and a very spectacular interior design. Some of the castles rooms were created in different styles starring from bisanthian to gothic. Only minusi is that to get to the castle you had to hike about 40 minutes and the line to get the tickets there was a long line. But otherwise it was spectacular.

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Edinburgh

So spectacularly beautiful, it totally makes up for the hassle to get here (especially if you are here in high season and weren't smart enough to buy tickets in advance and have to wait all day for your entrance time... not that I'd know.) Tour of the inside is well done, and the history is pretty fascinating.

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Lincoln

I am blown away by this. I wasn't even to the castle yet but the trail there and the mountains in general left me speechless. Once I got to the castle I couldn't even believe that I was there, it felt like a fairytale! Many say this castle also was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Inside is gorgeously built and although you can not take pictures inside you are able to rather indulge fully in the beauty around you. Definitely head up to the balcony and get a view of the mountains. If you want to see a widespread view of the castle head to the bridge but be careful because it can be crowded! All in all I would go back here in a heartbeat. It was the greatest and most stunning experience I have ever felt.

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Santa Clara

Lovely and iconic castle set up on a hillside. Lovely walk. Tour is enjoyable. If you are adventurous you can hike up into the mountains by crossing the bridge. Be aware it is a cliff edge at the top.

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Singapore

There are a number of day trip tours from Munich to the Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle, known as Germany's 'Cinderella Castle' was actually the inspiration for the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland and has appeared in several movie films.

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Santa Monica

The path to this beyond-gorgeous, lavish castle is hard to navigate due to one small path up and down. The bus ride and pick up spot is clearly marked but they will cram as many folks in this as possible and it's stressful to see a large, heavy bus teeter along a very narrow path to the castle.
The castle itself is a reasonable ticket price, which we bought through our BNB down the road. Truly charming.

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If you want a combination of history and if you want to see the place where Walt Disney got inspired for the Cinderella's castle, then this will be your next destination!

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Vancouver

This castle, though not medieval, is straight out of a fairytale. It is known as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle & the inspiration of Walt Disney's Castle at Disneyland. The guided tour was informative and thorough as well. Just prepare for unexpected weather, like snow in April.

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Clermont

One of the most beautiful castle in Germany. I have been there more than 5 times and I keep coming back for more. I have to say that the disappointing thing is how commercialize it has be come but, I guess it is the changing of the times. But all in all it retains it beauty. Attached is a picture coming down from the mountain. #theorginalsleepingbeautycastle

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Paranaque

The castle is found atop a hill just outside Munich. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.

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Alhambra

Wowww... this castle is magnificent and huge! Definitely a place to check out when you're in Schwagau, Germany. The information center is 1 mi from the castle so it's best to be careful of the steep slope up.

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New York City

This looks like the ultimate fairy-tale castle, though its backstory is anything but. Reclusive King Ludwig II was declared insane and deposed before the castle was completed; he died shortly thereafter of mysterious causes. Neuschwanstein Castle stands as a testament to his medieval vision, with a two-story throne room inspired by Byzantine churches and a bedroom decorated with murals depicting the legend of Tristan and Isolde and furnished with an ornately carved oak bed covered in blue silk. Visits are allowed only via guided tour.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

This castle is beautiful! I felt like I was in a fairytale. The only downside to it is the transportation getting to the top was a bit difficult. If you are handicapped or have children I would definitely recommend planning ahead.

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Berlin

Great experience and fun tour. It's only 35 minutes long but it's fascinating!

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Longmont

Neuschwanstein is Ludwig II's most famous and fabulous castle. Built in the Bavarian Alps with views over forest and lakes, Neuschwanstein is essentially an homage in stone to the works of Wagner, including an artificial cave and a concert hall high up in the castle.

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Nizwa

Neuschwanstein Castle is a fairytale come to life. Mad Ludwig, its most notorious inhabitant, had a fine flair for folly and you can see that in the intimate, charming details both in and around the castle that inspired Mr. Walt Disney when he was designing his own. Stunning in any season, the Castle Neuschwanstein is an architectural masterpiece not to be missed.

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The first "Disney" castle. Best seen on the off season due to long lines in season.

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Rome

It's a very beautiful place. If you want to see the castle inside gonna buy the ticket! However, if You wanna take whole the castle you gonna hiking to take the pic like me! Hope you guys have a good trip

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London

Beautiful palace although only partially finished. The tour was dull compared to other tours of Ludwig's castles. Although worth the view a and the ability to say you've been there. I sadly visited here during the winter missing the the shuttle up the hill. The walk is long and steep, not enjoyable hungover or in a rainy/snowy day. Also by not being able to take the shuttle you miss some of the best views of the castle. I will most definitely make a second visit here in time during the late spring and will likely make a full day if the trip enjoying the hiking available in the area.

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Aliases: Castello di Neuschwanstein

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