Neuschwanstein Castle

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20 Neuschwansteinstr., Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany

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DillonSnow DillonSn…
4 reviews
Great Historic Site Apr 14, 2011
Neuschwanstein Castle was incredible to visit and a must-see if you are in Bavaria. The history of this building is fascinating and the decorations and architecture are outstanding. If you like castles, this is one of the best to visit. It’s beautiful and breathtaking.

The hike up to the castle is quite steep, and will take 25-40 minutes, depending on your pace. Horse-drawn carriages and bus rides are available for an extra fee and are weather dependant. If you visit during winter months, be sure to bring warmer layers, as it’s cold once you reach the top. Bring your camera for outside shots of the castle, but photos are not allowed inside. To get a great outside shot, take the 15-20 minute walk around the backside of the castle to Marien Brucken (Mary’s Bridge), which is between two peaks. The view of the castle and area from that bridge is incredible.
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JJG_90 JJG_90
6 reviews
Neuschwanstein Castle - A Must See! Nov 19, 2010
Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, pronounced [nɔʏˈʃvaːnʃtaɪn]) is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.[1] Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.[2] More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer.[3] The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disney-land's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Make sure you set aside a whole day to visit, as from Munich it is a few hours via train to get there. And then a relatively short (6 k's or so) bus ride to the castle - DO NOT miss the bus or you will be walking a very long 6 k's through the beautiful scenery and ice blue lakes around the place.. I recommend you take a guided tour to the castle, its cheap and you get a good overview of the area and history. Once there your on your own until its time to head back.. You can scout out guided tours all over place in the city's.
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My one and only reason for solo trip to Germany :) Aug 17, 2009
I love castles. I love to travel. I have summers off. Guten Tag Germany! I fell in love with Neuschwanstein partly because I think I associate it with my childhood memories of loving Florida and visiting Disney. It made perfect sense to visit the inspiration for the castle. I saved the castle for my last day and actually missed the tour! Luckily my quick thinking hopped me on another tour.

The two hour train ride to Fussen was lovely. The view was phenomenal. The foothills of the Austrian Alps were literally breathtaking. You could even see the castle from the train! Once off the train I took a 5 min bus ride to the village. There are quite a few little shops here and even a delightful little cafe with delicious hot dogs!

For a few euros, the bus ride up was well worth it. It was so packed that my butt was literally pressed up against the door, my knuckles white due to the fact I was clutching the hand rail with a most serious fear of flying out the door as we careened around the mountain.

We were only allowed to enter the castle at a pre specified time so I got a little time to hang out front. I went up to the bridge to get the "essential" picture, only to discover the side we saw was covered in scaffolding! Still beautiful.

The tour was very informative, but we were not allowed to take pics. Even after a year and half however, I can still see and smell every single detail of that place.

All in all, a WONDERFUL trip and I highly recommend to everyone!
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cabotguardgirl cabotgua…
4 reviews
Jun 02, 2007
Yes, it was beautiful but you don't get to see all of it. A lot of the rooms are closed. No pictures are allowed inside either. I think I was only a little disappointed because so many of the other castles in Germany had so much history. This one, comparatively, is fairly new. All in all, it is worth seeing.
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X_Drive X_Drive
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May 20, 2005
Usually, castles are castles.  But Ludwig II decided to try and build a castle after castles were no longer needed.  In fact he didn't even start building it until 1869.  And it still wasn't really finished when he died in 1886. 

This castle had all of the most modern and inovative technologies, including a form of central heating, running water everywhere and a kitchen with the most advanced cooking equipment available.

The top floor was a music hall, because Mad King Ludwig II was a real fan of Richard Wagner, and desired a place in which to have large balls and musical events.  Unfortunately, he died having never used the room.

The throne room, which is two stories tall is brightly painted and includes many pillars and a very large chandelier.  Everything is magnificent, but there is no throne.  

The wood and details throughout the castle are finely done and show the years of work to build.  This is a castle well worth seeing.

Tours are conducted about every fifteen minutes and last for nearly an hour. Photos are not supposed to be taken inside, but several have been over the years.

Most people recognize the castle because Walt Disney used it to help design the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
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chivato says:
A minor quibble:

"In fact, he didn't start building it until 1869..."

I'd also drop a link to the website for the castle or wikipedia.

http://www.neuschwanstein.de/english/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuschwanstein

Also, its been nominated to be one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=306
Posted on: Feb 09, 2007
jenn79 says:
P.S. Do you remember the admission fee to this castle?
Posted on: Feb 08, 2007
jenn79 says:
What a great review and gorgeous pictures (did you take these although you weren't supposed to?) Castles and Wagner in the same paragraph, those were the days, weren't they?
Posted on: Feb 08, 2007
pjtm pjtm
7 reviews
Fairy Tale Castle Sep 10, 2003
The most photographed building in Germany. Built as the personal refuge of King Ludwig II of Bavaria was the inspiration for Disney Sleeping Beauty Castle

Pros

The location alone its worth the trip

The view from Marienbrucke its priceless

The throne room

Cons

Lots of people

No photo inside
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