All About Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle is one of those unique places that a newcomer never forgets. Not only is it the stuff that fairy tales are made of literally. It is also a private refuge that was home to royalty and cut-off from the rest of the outside world. This very grand and very Romanesque Revival palace is seated on a rugged hill that overlooks the village of Hohenschwangau. Hohenschwangau is not far from the town of Fussein. Fussein is southwest in Bavaria, Germany. King Ludwig II is the individual who had the special castle built to be his own private refuse and something to honor Wilhelm Richard Wagner. Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a famous German composer and celebrity. The construction on this breathtaking castle began on September 5, 1869 and was finally completed in 1892. King Ludwig resided in the exquisite home until he died in 1886. The house was then officially opened for viewing by the public after his passing and has been visited by more than 60 million people since that day.

What makes this one of a kind castle different from others is something each person can witness for himself or herself. Not only had does it have the distinction of being seen in many movies. It also serves as being the inspiration for what is the immensely popular Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. Tickets to get access to the tours available at Neuschwanstein can be obtained at TickentCenter Hohenschwangau which is in the village down below the castle. A ticket must be bought in advance before going to the castle and being part of the guided tour that is given.

Neuschwanstein Castle was first designed as a draft by Christian Jank. Christian Jank was a stage designer and was noted most for his scenic palace designs for King Ludwig II. The architect who contributed greatly to the construction of this famed castle was no other than Eduard Riedel.

This elegant castle is every inch 19th century from top to bottom and defies the description with its very scenic towers, gables, turrets, sculptures, the list goes on. If one does indeed get an opportunity to travel to this unforgettable tourist attraction. It will definitely serve to be a lasting memory in the marking and in the end.

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