Top 4 reasons why you should visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein castle is one of the most iconic castles in Europe. Built on an unapproachable, rugged hill during the 19th century, King Ludwig ll certainly left his mark in Bavaria, Germany.
I am just one of the millions who dreamt about being there. And finally, after a considerable amount of visualisation, I’m proud to say that I could cross one item off my bucket list when I got to see this amazing place. It was an incredible journey! So, if you find yourself one day in Germany,Neuschwanstein Castle is a must see.
Here are my Top 4 reasons why you should visit Neuschwanstein Castle.
Relax and take a look around you. This is exactly what we did right before we decided to pause our road trip so we can stay in the area just another day. I strongly recommend that you treat yourself to this heaven for at least that long. The view of the lake as seen from the castle is absolutely stunning. The Alps as a background is breathtaking! Please don’t miss the walk around the lake, with its tranquil, clear water, swans and the view of Ludwig ‘s castles. Enjoy nature and tranquility.
2.Fairy Tale Architecture
Neuschwanstein castle was built to impress, both the exterior and the interior is a joy to look at.
King Ludwig ll was a visionary, a dreamer, an eccentric man who wanted to escape from his duties by building a fantasy world around himself at the core of which one finds this Romanesque Revival palace with 360 rooms. It is a pity that out of those only 14 were finished. The rest are unfinished masterpieces with bare bricks to this day.
The guided tour is very short, but most of Ludwig’s finished rooms are truly refined luxurious spaces one can only admire. Gold chandeliers, beautiful embroidery plus a vast number of ceramic figurines and the list goes on and on. My favourite was the King’s bedroom: bedding and upholstery out of fine blue silk, I just couldn’t believe he slept there for only 11 nights. Passionate about the works of Richard Wagner, Ludwig ll of Bavaria wanted the pieces of his castle to be decorated after the legends the great German musician created. Paintings and tapestries represent scenes of his operas. Unfortunately, it is forbidden to take pictures inside the castle. Everyone should see it with their own eyes so go ahead and start planning your trip to Bavaria!
Looking through the window of Hohenschwangau Castle, the future King of Bavaria dreamed of a spur between the Bavarian Alpes. Today 1.3 million of tourist come here to see his vision that became a reality. On top of this spur Neuschwanstein Castle was born. The construction of the castle began in 1869 but unfortunately it was never finished.
I didn’t take any photo of the front facade because there is scaffolding around,They renovate the gateway building
But here you can see on the model how pretty is…ohh lucky me…
King Ludwig ll was so inspired by romance and theatre scene that slowly he began to live in an imaginary world. Everyone started calling him “the mad king”(I would rather call him a genius, if I may). Sadly, he was removed from his position and taken from Neuschwanstein in 1886. The next day he and his doctor were found dead – drowned after taking an evening walk. Suicide or an unfortunate accident? It is anyone’s guess!
The Bavarian region is known as a land rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, lively tradition and fine hospitality. Cities full of sights, fairy tale castle, Medival towns are everywhere. The beers and gourmet menus are all delightful.
“I want to remain an eternal mystery to myself and others.” These are King Ludwig’s words.
Neuschwanstein Castle is straight out of an unfinished drama. One can only hope that on a different plan the story received a more dignified ending along the lines of King Ludwig’s romantic ideals. In any case, his legacy remains true to his wishes and all we are left with is mystery.