I`d heard about Neuschwanstein Castle before, as its reputation precedes its name. It was the inspiration for Disney`s Sleeping Beauty Castle and it sometimes even gets referred to as Disney`s Castle. This 19th century palace on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen is located in southwest Bavaria, Germany. It was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and built in honor of Richard Wagner.
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and a famous tourist destination for foreigners. After opening to the public in 1886 the palace has been visited by over 60 million people. So, you won`t be alone when you visit. Next post I`ll be giving you some tips on that, but for now enjoy the view!