It takes people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney
Neuschwanstein is a “Fantasy Castle.” It’s very foundation and history are composed of the dreams, fantasies, imagination and whimsy of it’s creator.
Walt Elias Disney saw something Awesome in Neuschwanstein Castle, and whether you visit it personally or just take a visual tour of it here at Tribyoot, we hope you get swept away…even for just a few minutes.
– WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYiNG –
flickr: Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, is a 19th-century Gothic Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. 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.
flickr: The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures. Neuschwanstein embodies both the contemporaneous architectural fashion known as castle romanticism (German: Burgenromantik), and Ludwig II’s immoderate enthusiasm for the operas of Richard Wagner. In February 1868, Ludwig’s grandfather Ludwig I died, freeing the considerable sums that were previously spent on the abdicated king’s appanage. This allowed him to start the architectural project of building a private refuge in the familiar landscape far from the capital Munich, so that he could live his idea of the Middle Ages. – EricK_1968
TripAdvisor: “A fairytale experience” Definitely a fairytale castle in a magical setting. We made sure we got there very early to beat the anticipated crowds and it worked wonders towards the appreciation of the castle. We decided to walk from the carpark to the castle as they tended to pile onto the fiacres. It was a pleasant but demanding forest walk. We were on the first tour and found the experience to be quite fulfilling.
TripAdvisor: The tour gave you a good insight into King Ludwig and the opulence of the castle but steered clear of any reference to his madness or lack of popularity. The king appeared to have an affiliation with swans (Neuschwanstein = New Swan Rock) Outside we then climbed up to Marys Bridge, a steep but essential walk to a bridge positioned over Pollats Gorge. From here you get the best overall perspective of the castle and the surrounding countryside but be prepared for a face lift as the wind howls here. It was one of the most memorable experience of our trip. – TassieTravellers99