Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Bavaria

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Introduction :
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century built palace located on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in the southwest state of Bavaria in Germany. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat palace and was open to the paying public since his death in 1886. Built on a fairytale landscape, the castle has been one of the most popular attractions in Germany with more than 1.3 million tourists annually and has been the inspiration for several of Disneyland’s movies.

Overview of the Neuschwanstein Castle
Overview of the Neuschwanstein Castle
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Close look at the unrealized chapel at the upper courtyard
Close look at the unrealized chapel at the upper courtyard
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Scenery as viewed from the castle
Scenery as viewed from the castle
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Eastern side of the castle
Eastern side of the castle
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History :
The construction of the Neuschwanstein Castle began in 1869 and was unfinished at the time of King Ludwig II’s death in 1886 but was completed without the planned saints figures in 1892 in simplified form. It was one of the main source of revenue for the Bavarian royal family after the king’s death when the public could pay to visit the castle. The Neuschwanstein Castle survived both WWI and WWII due to its remote located and served as a depot for Nazi war loots until 1944.

Bird eye view and the surroundings
Bird eye view and the surroundings
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The watch towers of the castle
The watch towers of the castle
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Fine details at the throne hall
Fine details at the throne hall
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Getting there :
The nearest airport to the Neuschwanstein Castle is the Munich Airport (MUC) which is 128 km away from the attraction

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