If you have the opportunity to make a European trip and choose the destination as Germany, you should spend a full day visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle is the symbol and inspiration for the Walt Disney studio.
Neuschwastein Castle, symbol of Germany
Neuschwastein Castle is one of the symbols of Bavaria, but to many it is probably one of the symbols of Germany all over the world.
Neuschwastein Castle was started in 1869 by the Bavarian King Ludwig II (1845–1886). Fascinated by the medieval fortress of Wartburg in Thuringia, Ludwig II decided to build Neuschwastein in the style of feudal residences. German antiquity. Stage designer Christian Jank – a close friend of King Ludwig II is the one who came up with the idea for this fairy-tale castle.
Neuschwanstein is located at an altitude of 965 meters in the south of Bavaria, near the border with Austria. With its precipitous location on a cliff, Neuschwanstein took 24 years to complete.
The splendid surroundings of the castle are adorned by various lakes, one of which is the small Alpine lake. To enjoy the splendid views of the castle, you should head as far as the Mary bridge (Marienbrücke). This is a spectacular bridge that hangs over the Pöllat gorge.
This famous German castle is a masterpiece of art when it has a harmonious combination of many architectures, Roman arched windows, Gothic bell tower, surrounded by stone walls. granite.
The interior of the castle also makes people admire because of the sophistication combined with unique paintings and elegant colors. The castle was equipped with state-of-the-art facilities of that time such as a bell to call servants, a water heater, a toilet with automatic flushing, a heating system…
Originally, King Ludwig II built this place as a private resort, so it was not frequented by the people. However, the construction work was not completed in time, he died on June 13, 1886. Six weeks after his death, on August 1, 1886, the palace was opened to the public. There are 6 private rooms of the king and 2 halls where visitors can admire.