Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most important attractions in Germany and it’s famously known as the castle that inspired Walt Disney. It’s located in the village of Hohenschwangau close to the city of Füssen in Bavaria. Actually, the place is quite near the border to Austria. The castle was built by the shy King Ludwig II in 1886 in order to withdraw from public life. But the place was opened to the public seven weeks after his death. The setting of Neushwanstein is really quite idyllic which makes the place even more interesting. To get to the castle, you’ll need to walk up to the top of a hill. It’s an approximate 30-40 minutes walk through a forest. Another option is to take a horse-drawn carriage or a shuttle bus until the castle if you don’t want to walk. Once you get on the top, you’ll be able to see the Hohenschwangau Castle (where King Ludwig II spent his childhood) and you can also have an amazing top view of Neuschwanstein from Mary’s bridge, a 10-15 minutes walk round the corner from the castle. But before you go up to Neuschwanstein, you need to purchase your ticket for a guided tour inside the place at the village of Hohenschwangau below the castle. This area contains several restaurants and hotels, numerous hiking trails, and even paddle boats on the lake. So, you can also enjoy your time there before you go up to the castle. It’s better to come early if you want to get the most of your visit cause the place may be a little bit crowded with tourists and locals along the day. The castle is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 28th March to 15th October and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m from 16th October to 27th March. Full price tickets are € , the reduced rate is € 11 and the entrance is free for anyone under the age of 18.

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