Neuschwanstein Castle


The Neuschwanstein Castle is a Romanesque revival palace. The Castle is situated on a hill above the Hohenschwangau village, near Bavaria, Germany. The construction of the Castle had started in 1869. However, only the façade was completed by 1886, while much of the interiors were left unfinished.

Why it is special: The Neuschwanstein Castle was built as a retreat and homage to Richard Wagner, and was to serve as the King’s personal refuge. However, the King stayed at the Palace for only 172 days before his death and Richard Wagner passed away before it was completed. The Castle has ever since become a popular tourist attraction and also an idyllic setting for movies. This Castle also inspired the castle in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

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