Most Beautiful Caste In Europe: Neuschwanstein In Germany
Walt Disney was inspired by this castle while creating the classic Sleeping Beauty. The castle was built by King Ludwig II who didn't live long enough to see its completion.
After a 2 hour road trip through the Alps I reached Neuschwanstein castle in Germany.
It was a cold but beautiful day. I think the castle looks better in a snowy landscape than a summer forest landscape.
Contrary to common belief, Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds.
The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.
More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer.
The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.
Neuschwanstein is definitely one of the top 5 castles in the world so if you are in the area you got to pay a visit.
Up next, Vaduz in Liechtenstein.