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Neuschwanstein – The Fairy Tale Castle

Neushwestein Castle by Travel-Jaunts
Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein – meaning the “new swan stone” castle is a huge tourist draw for Germany. Inspiring artists like Walt Disney, who modeled his “sleeping beauty” and “Cinderella” castles on it, the Neuschwanstein attracts 1.4M tourists every year. This makes it a must visit if you are in Germany, and an absolute must if you are in Munich (or Bavaria).

View from the castle by Travel -Jaunts

It was built by in 1884 by the genius of a King – Ludwig II – as his own ambition but also as a tribute to his friend and partner Richard Wagner. Ludwig spent his childhood in another castle, a little below the hill where Neuschwanstein currently stands. He used to look up from his castle and look at the 2 ruined forts on the hill above and would dream of building his own that would surpass the beauty of his existing home, the Hohenschwangau castle.

Hohenschwangau castle
Hohenschwangau castle, from where Ludwig would imagine building his dream castle

Neuschwanstein was built in 15 years and Ludwig could only spend 2 years there before he died in mysterious circumstances. During World War II, being deep in Bavaria near the Alps, it was used by the Nazis to store stolen art and antiquities. It didn’t get bombed luckily and survived unscathed, emerging as a poster destination for tourists worldwide.

For restoration reasons, one can only inspect this property in guided tours of 40 odd minutes, but one can marvel at this beauty forever from either the Marienbrucke Bridge or the Hohenschwangau castle.

Neushwestein castle from the bridge by Travel-Jaunts
Neuschwanstein from Marienbrucke bridge

We spent the first half of our day in visiting these two castles and then took a lazy lunch at an idyllic village in the Austrian side of Tyrol – yes, we are just so close to the border and Tyrol has been on my bucket list (it’s the childhood place of Reinhold Messner, the God of mountaineering, but that story is for another day)

 

How to reach: It makes sense to do both Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein together. Most tourists do so, either on foot or biking rides between the two (there are horse-drawn carriages too, as well as the shuttle bus). Neuschwanstein is a 20 min hike up from Hohenschwangau.

Village of Hohenschwangau by Travel -Jaunts

The base village of Hohenschwangau is in the Fussen region of Germany and is a 60 min taxi ride from Munich. There are excellent bus connections as well as a train (trains reach till Fussen, then take the bus to Neuschwanstein). It makes a lot of sense to be part of group tours and book in advance for the ride and tickets rather than spend more time at the ticket counters. Combined tickets are cheaper than piecemeal.

So go ahead and avoid being that traveler who has seen the Neuschwanstein only on google. Add your own footprint!

About the author

The author is a Marketing Management graduate. Currently lives in Bengaluru, India. He believes that his education and work have been kind enough to take him to many places in this country and to different parts of the world. He has been to almost all states of India and to as many as thirty five plus countries in the world. He loves traveling and cherishes the knowledge that these experiences bring. Besides, he is a voracious reader ,a movie buff, a music lover and a photography enthusiast. Get in touch with him at https://www.traveljaunts.in for any travel advice

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