Neuschwanstein is the most visited castle in Germany. This is located in the south of the country on the border with Austria. It is very well known both for its architecture and for its extraordinary location. Indeed, the castle is perched on a rocky outcrop more than 200 meters high and is surrounded by a magnificent landscape. The panorama around this castle is thus extraordinary .
The history of Neuschwanstein
Wishing to mix the neo-Gothic architectural style and the medieval style after a trip to France, King Ludwig II of Bavaria had this castle built. This is how the castle came into existence in 1884. At the location of the current castle there were previously two castles, namely Vorderhohenschwangau and Hinterhohenschwangau. To be able to build a residence of such magnitude, the king dynamited the rock on which the fortified castles were located and thus lost eight meters in height. Two years after taking up residence in his castle, the king died. Now the castle is open to the public and welcomes more than a million tourists from all over the world each year. The irony is that Ludwig II of Bavaria was very lonely and wanted to get away from the crowds in his castle.
Sur le même site que Neuschwanstein se trouve le château Hohenschwangau qui est également un haut lieu du tourisme allemand. Il s’agit d’une ruine rénovée en 1832 par le roi Maximilien II de Bavière. Les visites des deux monuments peuvent se faire dans la même journée.
Visit this magical place
The visit of the interior of the castle
To access the castle, there are two possibilities. Buses allow you to get there, but also paid horse-drawn carriages. Getting there by horse-drawn carriage obviously adds a lot of romance to the visit, but the most economical solution is still the bus.
Visiting the interior of Neuschwanstein Castle cannot be done freely. If you want to discover the different rooms of this place, you will have to opt for a guided tour. Tours last 30 minutes each. During this tour, you will be able to discover a colorful royal decoration, as well as furniture dating from the time of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Access the panoramic view of Neuschwanstein
To access the most famous and impressive view of the castle, you will have to take the Marienbrücke footbridge. From there, you will see the white silhouette of the castle perched on its rock. However, depending on the season you plan to go, be careful that there has not been snowfall, as the walkway may be closed.