Neuschwanstein Castle - Schwaben.

Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle - Schwaben.

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, pronounced [ˈʃlɔs nɔɪˈʃvaːnʃtaɪn], Southern Bavarian: Schloss Neischwanstoa) is a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. Ludwig chose to pay for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. Construction began in 1869, but was never fully completed.

The castle was intended as a private residence for the King, until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer.

Princess Joyce Leia de Leão e Castela e Borgonha D’ Schwaben e Hohenstaufen, 26 July 1991. Houses Schwaben – Hohenstaufen – Burgundy – Castile and León. 

Titles Princess of Swabia. Hereditary Princess, Joyce Leia D' Schwaben.



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Founded: Second half of the 19th centur
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)


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Islam Mansour (12 months ago)
It is incredible the details of the only few rooms which have been constructed before the death of the king. We have enjoyed the tour through the castle ? I totally recommended to book your ticket in advance through the online system to save time and make sure to get a free spots in advance.
Nick M (13 months ago)
I had been wanting to visit for many years since my first visit to Bavaria. I'm glad I did as it is, obviously, a very impressive and beautiful building set in fantastic scenery. No pictures are permitted to be taken while on the tour itself. Obviously some people still try, but thankfully the staff are quick to stop them. Tours are run on a timed entry system and conducted with audio guides. Surgical masks are required. Homemade/cloth masks are not permitted. If you try to enter without a mask, or with a cloth mask, you will be made to pay €4 for an accepted one. Buy your tickets ahead of time. A limited number of day tickets are available at the tourist centre in Schwangau (no tickets are available for purchase at the castle itself) but they go very quickly. Don't miss the view from Marienbrucke before going into the castle itself. Small cafe on site after the tour. Not bad, not great. Gift shop has usual kind of trinkets and is pricey.
ashraf sirajee (15 months ago)
Also known as the Disney Castle are worth to visit. Amazing top views. There are some trails and waterfall as well. Book your tickets online before because they don't have any physical ticket counter after Corona time. There is a timing as well. So to visit the Castle you have to go on that specific time.
Raul Gavris (16 months ago)
From the car park to reach the castle you can walk or take a ride with the bus or carriage. The tickets to get inside the castle are at the base, where the transportation is. Unfortunately I couldn't visit it inside as I didn't had enough time to wait one hour and a half for the next group tour. But next time I'll be more prepared for this. Even so seeing the castle surroundings was a very nice experience. You have plenty of nice views and lots of nice spots to take beautiful pictures.
Wanderers Compass Travel Blog (16 months ago)
What can anyone say about the world famous fairytale castle Neuschwanstein. It is stunning and surreal in person. The tour is well worth but make sure to book in advance. Getting to it is a challenge but no matter the method it is inexpensive. Even the horse drawn carriages was 7 euros a person. Many still walked, even in the rain. The story around the castle is fascinating and sad. It was far from done when King Ludwig was killed. Only can imagine what it would be if he could have finished it. Stayed in the nearby town of Fussen. Such a lovely place. Would not stay near the Castles as there is not much to do.
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