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Most Beautiful Caste In Europe: Neuschwanstein In Germany

Most Beautiful Caste In Europe: Neuschwanstein In Germany

on Feb. 29, 2012 by

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.

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After a 2 hour road trip through the Alps I reached Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. 

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Neuschwanstein is definitely one of the most beautiful castles I have ever been to. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner.

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It was a cold but beautiful day. I think the castle looks better in a snowy landscape than a summer forest landscape.

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Contrary to common belief, Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds.

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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.

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More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer.

braustuberl entrance in Füssen, Bayern, Germanybraustuberl entrance

The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.

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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.

walkway towards entrance in Füssen, Bayern, Germanywalkway towards entrance

Up next, Vaduz in Liechtenstein

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