Neuschwanstein Castle

No tourist attraction in Bavaria, if not in the whole of Germany, is as famous as the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II. A visit to the castle is a must for everyone. Make use of the opportunity because Schwangau can be reached in less than one hour from the Sonnenhof (59 km).

Welcome to Ludwig`s Fairy Tale Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle which King Ludwig II started building in 1869 on a rugged cliff in the midst of picturesque mountain scenery was, as he wrote to Richard Wagner, intended to be built in the true style of the old German knights‘ castles.

The world famous castle was completed shortly after the death of Ludwig in 1886 and a mere seven weeks later was opened to the public. Its unique architecture is also the reason for King Ludwig II’s reputation as the fairy tale king.

Alone a view of the castle from some distance away makes the trip to Schwangau more than worthwhile. In view of the great demand, for those who wish to visit the inside of the fairytale castle, it is best to reserve tickets in advance. (

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