Neuschwanstein Castle

By:Joeun Lee

The Beginning of Neuschwanstein Castle

In 1869-1886, King Ludwig II of Bavaria created this extravagant and elaborate castle in Bavaria, Germany. He was inspired to build Neuschwanstein Castle from operas of the German composer Richard Wanger, with their celebration of German mythical gods and legendary heroes. This castle reflects both Gothic and Romanesque elements from the middle age. The kingdom was never finished for King Ludwig died in 1886. Weeks later after King Ludwig's death it was open to the community and now a popular tourist site.

Troubles

Movement in the foundation area is carefully monitored because Neuschwanstein is very old and they don’t want it falling apart. The harsh climate also has a detrimental effect on the limestone façades, which will have to be renovated section by section over the next few years.

If the weather is bad and you want to see the castle from afar you can't see it and the inside might feel a little gloomy, but still beautiful.

Facts and Comments

"Surrounded by the majestic Alps and pristine Bavarian forests,King Ludwig II's enchanting Neuschwanstein is the world's most picturesque castle," says photographer Sheri Vitullo.

Neuschwanstein was an inspiration to Disney so they used the structure for classics such as Sleeping Beauty. It's such a beautiful castle to all tourists that they feel like there in a fairy tale.

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