Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the world-famous, romantic castle of the fairytale king Ludwig II.
Neuschwanstein Castle stands above Hohenschwangau near Füssen in the southeastern Bavarian Allgäu. The building was built from 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealized idea of a knight’s castle from the Middle Ages. The king only lived in the castle for a few months and died before the complex was completed. Neuschwanstein was originally called New Castle Hohenschwangau, and has had its current name since 1886.
Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited palaces and castles in Europe today and is the most famous of the palaces of Ludwig II and one of the most famous sights in Germany. “The fairytale king’s castle” is visited by around 1.5 million tourists annually.
The castle is open to visitors almost all year round. In summer, an average of more than 6,000 visitors per day pass through rooms that were intended for a single occupant.