Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle Nite Dan - Enjoypixel/Flickr

Neuschwanstein Castle ©Nite Dan – Enjoypixel/Flickr

The fantastic Neuschwanstein Castle is a top tourist attraction of Germany. It drags innumerable visitors every year. The fairy tale-like castle is one of the most famous landmarks of the country, being visited by about 6,000 visitors per day during summer season and by about 1.3 million of tourists per year. The castle is among the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. Its setting makes it even more attractive for tourists. The Romanesque Revival palace is located in Bavaria, on a rugged hill above Hohenschwangau. If you would like to visit an incomparable architectural jewel, I recommend you to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle.

Location

As I already mentioned it, the castle is located in Bavaria, in the southwestern part of the state. It can be found in the municipality of Schwangau, lying above the village of Hohenschwangau, on a rugged hill near Füssen. Its surroundings make the castle even more attractive for tourists.

The area is actually the transition between a hilly landscape and the Alpine foothills, being of a breathtaking beauty. The majestic Romanesque Revival castle is one of the most famous landmarks of Germany, being also the premier tourist attraction of Bavaria. It is absolutely a not-to-miss for every tourist visiting Bavaria.

Neuschwanstein Castle Nite Dan - Enjoypixel/Flickr

Neuschwanstein Castle ©Nite Dan – Enjoypixel/Flickr

The Neuschwanstein Castle then and now

This picturesque castle was built under the order of Ludwig II of Bavaria, being totally completed and furnished in 1882. Ludwig II constructed the castle as a personal refuge. Only seven weeks after his death in 1886, the castle was opened for visitors. Today it is a premier tourist attraction and a famous landmark of Germany.

The most popular of all European castles, the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle attracts about 1.3 million tourists each and every year. Besides being an outstanding example of Romanesque Revival architectural style, the castle offers breathtaking views over the surrounding area with nearby castles, the town of Füssen, the lake of Schwansee, the lake of Bannwaldsee.

The Neuschwanstein and the surrounding area xiquinhosilva/Flickr

The Neuschwanstein and the surrounding area ©xiquinhosilva/Flickr

Tourist information

The entrance tickets to the castle can be bought at the Ticketcenter Hohenschwangau, within the village. The castle can be visited April to 15 October daily from 9:00 to 18:00, 16 October to March from 10:00 to 16:00 daily except 1 January and 24, 25 and 31 December. Admission fee costs 12 euro for adults and 11 euro for reduced categories.
Children under 18 enter free. (December 2013)

The rooms of the castle can only be visited by guided tours. Animals aren’t permitted inside the castle. No smoking and photographing is allowed in the castle.

The court of the Neuschwanstein xiquinhosilva/Flickr

The court of the Neuschwanstein ©xiquinhosilva/Flickr

 

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