Have you ever wondered where the idea for Disney's Cinderella Castle came from? It was inspired by King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle. It somewhat resembles the look of a fairy castle even though it wasn't intented to. Today, the Neuschwanstein Castle stands in rememeberence of the king himself and his obsessions.
The creation of the castle is a story to tell. Although it was never truly finished, it is still a remarkable landmark and offers tours on the main grounds. It was constructed in the 19th century from 1868 to 1892. The designer was Christian Jank with the help of builders Edward Riedel and George Dollmann. You can find this magnificent structure in Bavaria, Germany near the alps.
It was said that Ludwig wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps and commision a castle that would restore the glory of a former castle. The king also had it constructed as a retreat for his socially phobic self. He wanted it to echo the courtly aesthetic of the old Teutonic Knights, although it turned out to have a lot of Romanesque style from the 13th century.
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