Neuschwanstein Castle is often known as the Disney Castle or Germany’s fairy castle. This castle is located in Bavaria, Germany. It was meant to be a grand recreation of Hohenschwangau Castle so it was originally called New Hohenschwangau Castle.
King Ludwig II of Bavaria initiated the project and construction of the castle began in 1869. The name of the castle has been derived from the Swan Knight, one of Wagner’s opera’s characters.
Quick Facts: –
- Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most photographed buildings in the world, although photography is not permitted inside of the castle.
- The plans of this castle were drawn by a theatrical designer named as Christian Jank.
- The castle’s highest tower reaches a height of 213 feet. It is perched on a hill.
- A total of fourteen carpenters worked for more than 4 years to make the woodwork in the bedroom.
- Neuschwanstein castle was built for only one person, the King Ludwig II. Although Ludwig himself did not live to see the castle completed.
- The castle of Ludwig is open year-round and receives approximately 1.3 million visitors a year.
- It is closed only for four days in a year which are December 24 and 25, December 31 and January 1.
- Neuschwanstein castle was a very controversial building at its time.
- There is no throne in the castle because the Throne Hall was not completed before Ludwig’s death.
- In 2012, the castle appeared on a €2 commemorative coin.