Neuschwanstein Castle

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.

1.      Amazing Panorama 

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.
Neuschawstein castle.Lake Vue
Lake Vue on Hohenschwangau from Neuschwanstein Castle

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.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle
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!
Neuschwanstein Castle.Vue from Marienbrucke Bridge
Neuschwanstein Castle.Vue from Marienbrucke Bridge

3.       History

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.
Neuschwanstein Castle modele
Neuschwanstein Castle model
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! 

4.       Bavarian Culture

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.

Bavarian Food
Bavarian Food

King Ludwig ll of Bavaria
King Ludwig ll of Bavaria

 

 

“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.

Neuschwanstein Castle Information:

Ticketcenter
Neuschwanstein-Hohenschwangau

Alpseestraße 12, D-87645 Hohenschwangau
Telephone +49 8362 93083-0
Fax +49 8362 93083-20

www.ticket-center-hohenschwangau.de

Opening hours of Neuschwanstein Castle

April to 15 October: 9 am-6 pm
16 October to March: 10 am-4 pm
open daily except 1 January and 24 / 25 / 31 December

Prices: 13 euros regular · 12 euros reduced
Children and young people under 18 are free.

Where to sleep:

Hotel Waldmann
Fam. Waldmann
Parkstraße 5
87645 Schwangau/Alterschrofen

Phone.: +49 – 8362 – 8426
Fax: +49 – 8362 – 8699
info(at)hotel-waldmann.de
www.hotel-waldmann.de

Hotel Waldmann
Hotel Waldmann

 

Had a fantastic stay at the hotel,I just didn’t want to live this place…
Breakfast at the hotel waldmann
Breakfast at the hotel waldmann

 

 

Hotel Waldmann

The room is a decent size,clean and comfy,the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.And the food was delicious…

 

 

Fairytale Castle

Breathtaking Scenery

Romance

Retreat

Peaceful

Cozy and comfort food

 

Still not convinced?

Hope Neuschwanstein Castle will be your next destination.If you find the post helpful Please pin it and share it…

 

20 comments

  1. Mario

    Hi Linz
    That’s nice comment , I’m very enjoy that reading. Thx
    Mario

    1. Lindsay

      Thank you Mario,Have you been in neuschwanstein. Castle? It really worth to go.

  2. Julie

    I’m definitely going to put this on the top of my list for my next European trip!

  3. Nidhal Sinha

    Confession – It took me more than 7 attempts to pronounce the name of this place correctly! 😛

    Anhwqy, back to this picturesque place, every time I glance at these untouched European towns, they strike a chord.

    The calmness and serenity they exude makes me feel calm even though I may not be physically at that place!

  4. EDUopinions

    Great review!
    Beautiful sights and places. Definitely something worth seeing. Will add it to our EDUopinions discovering places boar d on Pinterest 🙂

  5. Minoche

    T’es photos incite réellement au voyage. Continue de nous faire voyager.

  6. Kerry Ireland

    Well, here is another item for my bucket list… lol! This is so beautiful. I don’t know much about Germany, so I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make a trip to Barvaria when I go in the future. I love “fairytail” towns in Europe!

  7. China Wilton

    Your photos are lovely and I enjoyed reading your article! It really looks like it’s straight from a fairytale.

  8. Kyla Matton Osborne

    What a beautiful region! Your photos really give a great idea of the scale of the castles!

  9. Nyke

    I love it!! Very interesting and I love the details!!!! Great job!!🤗🤗

  10. tina

    My jaw dropped when I saw your picture of the castle’s view from the bridge. This place is magical! Would love to visit someday 🙂

  11. Crystal

    Wow! This is great. I’ll have to put this on my travel bucket list.

  12. Ramona Spires

    So many hidden gems to see in the world. The Neuschwanstein castle is like a fairy tale. Thanks for sharing your experience. It is a place I would love to see in person.

  13. Anna

    The castle looks like from a Disney;s movie. I envy you visiting such a beautiful place!

  14. Jenn

    So beautiful! I would love to be able to travel to there one day to see this in person. Thank you for sharing this!

  15. Mikkaella

    This is so nice! Another place to add on my bucket list! 😄

  16. Crisly

    That castle is indeed a place for a fairytale ☺️. I applaud you for taking the time to share this beautiful piece of yours, great job and thank you.

  17. Tanushree

    Very nicely written !!! THe castle is gorgeous 🙂

  18. Jassy

    Wow, we love castles and this one here is absolutly amazing! BTW CONGRATULATIONS 🙂 You’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. Here is our post, where you have to follow the next steps:
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  19. mirela16

    Wow! Beautiful text, beautiful pics and beautiful castle 🙂
    I like your blog! 🙂

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