Neuschwanstein

Castle in Füssen

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein is a stunning 19th-century castle located near the town of Füssen in Bavaria, Germany. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built in the style of a medieval castle, with impressive turrets, towers, and grand halls.

Construction of Neuschwanstein began in 1869 and lasted until 1886 when King Ludwig II died. The castle was designed by Christian Jank, a set designer from Munich, and was built using the latest technology of the time, including an electric bell system, central heating, and even an artificial cave.

Neuschwanstein was designed as a retreat for the reclusive king and was never intended to be a public attraction. However, after his death, the castle was opened to the public and has since become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany, attracting millions of visitors every year. The castle’s interior is just as impressive as its exterior, with lavish decorations, intricate woodcarvings, and impressive murals covering the walls and ceilings. Many of the rooms were inspired by Wagnerian operas, which Ludwig II was a great admirer of, and feature motifs from famous operas such as Tristan and Isolde and Lohengrin.

Visitors can take guided tours of the castle, which explore the various rooms and provide insight into the history and architecture of the castle. The castle is also surrounded by beautiful gardens and overlooks a stunning valley and lake, offering breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape.


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Visiting Neuschwanstein

Hours:

Winter opening time: October 16th 2022 to March 31st 2023

Ticket Sales: 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Guided tours: daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Summer opening time: April 1st 2023 to October 15th 2023

Ticket Sales: 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Guided tours: daily from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.


Price:

Adults 15 €

Address: Neuschwanstein Castle, Neuschwansteinstraße, Schwangau, Germany
Duration: 3 hours

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