This enchanting castle has been astounding visitors for over 100 years and attracts around 1.4 million visitors from all over the world every year! Why not explore this idyllic castle for yourself and peruse Travelcircus' premium hotel offers nearby?
Neuschwanstein Castle, or Schloss Neuschwanstein in German, is part of the legacy of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This picturesque castle was one of many construction projects which King Ludwig commissioned during his reign and Neuschwanstein was opened to visitors just 7 weeks after his death in an attempt to cover the debts that Ludwig incurred to build the castle. Neuschwanstein is one of the most beloved castles in Germany and its extraordinary design is known worldwide.
King Ludwig II was a great supporter of the arts and an ardent enthusiast of the work of Wagner. The king was widely considered somewhat eccentric and his commitment to constructions such as Neuschwanstein only served to support this image. Ludwig persisted in incurring debts during his reign as a result of such projects and was usurped in 1886, having been declared mentally unfit to rule. He died in mysterious circumstances less than a week later.
Despite his eccentricities, Ludwig has had a marked impact on the landscape of Bavaria thanks to his castles and is often known as the Swan King or the Märchenkönig - the Fairytale King.
Castle Neuschwanstein is located in the Bavarian region of Allgäu in Germany and the breathtaking natural scenery of the region perfectly compliments the castle's fairytale image.
Neuschwanstein Castle looks like it has jumped off the page of a fairytale, with its romantic turrets and striking natural backdrop. It's unsurprising that this extravagant castle has been said to be the inspiration for the first Disney castle constructed in Anaheim and the style is reminiscent of the castles which are synonymous with the Disney image, like Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland® Paris and Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World® Orlando.
Neuschwanstein Castle incorporates elements of design from various historical eras including the medieval period, the Renaissance and the baroque period. It's this flamboyant combination of architectural styles which lends the castle its sense of the ethereal.