Schloss Neuschwanstein, Munich

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    Schloss Neuschwanstein

    by Gillianina Updated Sep 1, 2003

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    Sorroundings: Schloss
    Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein castle). Take the train to F?ssen (about 2 hours). (if u go there on the weekend and you are a group of at least 5 people you can use the Sch?nes Wochenende ticket: very cheap!) - From there there are buses that take you to the starting point to go to the castle. You can choose whether to go up by bus, horse or on foot. On foot they say it's 30 minutes, but it actually took me 15 minutes....ok I am fast!!!! :-))) The castle is just breathtaking, it's called the fables castles because of its unique architecture: you can't miss the visit of the interiors, although you need to make a long queue at the starting point :-(

    It was built from 1869 to 1886 for Ludwig II, king of Bavaria. He was a bit mad and he had an annimaration for swans. That's why you will find the symbol of this anymal everythere in the castle.

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    Someone's dream came true!

    by Rawabi Updated Sep 1, 2003

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    Schloss Neuschwanstein

    Schloss Neuschwanstein or the Neuschwanstein Castle was a dream castle of the fairytale king Ludwig II..
    King Ludwig's father has died when he was around 18 and was supposed to become the new king.. as any teenage he refused for a while then had to do what he had to do!!! The king had a fascination for castles, so he raised taxes in order to build his dream castle: Schloss Neuschwanstein! It took around 17 years.. After 168 "days" he was found dead with his therapist in a knee-deep pool!!! *the poor guy*!

    The castle was built in a town called Fussen on the beautiful mountains.. the landscape is GREAT and the castle is so magical..
    Don't miss it.. it's worth all the trouble..

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    NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

    by OrlandoBR Written Sep 8, 2002

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    This is the most beautiful castle in Europe. Built by King Ludwig II, friend of Richard Wagner. Sadly, the King died soon after its completion.Unfortunately, it's not allowed to take pictures on the inside; one must take part on a guided trip.

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    Scholss Neuschwanstein -...

    by PSK808 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Scholss Neuschwanstein - Neuschwanstein Castle
    Scholss Neuschwanstein is King Ludwig II's magnificent and most famous castle, built in the neo-late romanesque style. With its turrets and mock-medievalism, its interior styles ranging from Byzantine through Romanesque to Gothic its a real fairy-tale fantasy come true. It was built between 1869 and 1886 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II. A splendid and imaginative 'fairy-tale castle' high above the Alpsee lake with the Alps towering above it. Only about a third of the building was actually completed. The 15 rooms you see on the tour show astonishing craftsmanship and richness of detail. Woodcarving in Ludwig's bedroom took 14 carpenters 4 1/2 years to complete. Wagner's operas feature everywhere in the form of murals.

    The best view of the castle and a 45m waterfall is from the nearby Mary's Bridge (Marienbruecke), which spans a deep gorge. On the path between this bridge and the castle is a wonderful view of Hohenschwangau and the Alpsee.

    Guided tours take about 35 minutes. You have to walk 170 steps up and down, a lift is not available. The castle is open daily April to October, 8:30am-5:30pm, November to March 10am-4pm.

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    Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

    by Dionosaur Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Neuschwanstein

    Give yourself a day to go see Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. They are located in the same general area and are easily seen in one day.
    Both of these castles are quite spectacular and worth a visit.

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    Take the train out to Fussen...

    by ucbwalker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Take the train out to Fussen (about an hour's travel from Munchen Hauptbahnof) to see Schloss Neuschwanstein. From the train station, you catch a bus to the base of the hills in which the castle is located. There's a clearly marked path (just follow the river of tourists); the hike to the castle takes about 20 minutes. This picture is taken from the nearby Marienbrucke (Mary's Bridge).

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    by hajerimf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The name “Neuschwanstein” means the new swan castle this is what I was told by a German man in that location. King Ludwig II, who was known as a mad king, was fond of swans; this is why he gave the castle this name.
    “Neuschwanstein” The most beautiful castle you will ever see. It is the kind of castle you always dreamed of. The most beautiful and the most majestic castle you will ever see. It was the home for King Ludwig II for a very short period of time. He was found dead in a swamp shortly after building this magnificent castle. You will be disappointed visiting this castle because after climbing for long time you will find that most of it is not open for tourists. The reason is that the king died before completing the most beautiful castle in the world, so the rooms were not furnished. The remarkable things are the Kitchen and the dancing hall. The heat coming out of the stoves in the kitchen were used to warm the entire castle. The dancing hall was completed because King Ludwig II was a friend of the famous music composer Richard Wagner. The surroundings of this castle are wonderful, I didn’t have the chance to hike and enjoy because I had very limited time with the excursion.

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  • spend one day to the...

    by Schocolade Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    spend one day to the Neuschwanstein, there is regular train from Munich to F¨¹ssen, then take a bus to the legendary castle, the most beautiful one i have seen. I love it. esp better go there in winter, take a horse carriage, that is cool! remember, in winter, in Alps, in the wonderful small castle!the picture i take is a littel small, do open it to full size, and see the middle, there the castle is, and behind, is all Alps!

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    Once I had gotten off of the...

    by Venturingnow Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Once I had gotten off of the bus that took me from the train station to the castle bus stop, this is what I saw. Yes, that's the castle up there in the snow!

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    by lorigirl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This is King Ludwig's most famous castle, it has a fairy-tale fantasy come true, idea of Disney's castle is based on this one. It was built between 1869 and 1886 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II.
    Only about a third of the building was actually completed. The 15 rooms you see on the tour show astonishing craftsmanship and richness of detail.Woodcarving in Ludwig's bedroom took 14 carpenters 4 1/2 years to complete. Wagner's operas feature everywhere in the form of murals.
    The best view of the castle and a 45m waterfall is from the nearby Mary's Bridge (Marienbruecke), which spans a deep gorge. On the path between this bridge and the castle is a wonderful view of Hohenschwangau and the Alpsee.

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    You must rent a car and drive...

    by rtschneider Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You must rent a car and drive (about 2 hours) to Showgau to see the Neuschwanstein Castle. This was 'Mad' King Ludwig the II's castle. This is also the castle that Walt Disney used as a model for the Cinderella Castle.

    Ludwig's father also has a castle right up the road (walking distance). This is also good to visit but only if you have time after the first!
    The castle tour is incredible. You cannot take pictures inside but you can buy a pretty cheap book with lots of pictures in it of the inside of the castle.

    My favorite room was the Opera Room. Ludwig was good friends with Wagner and so he had a room built just to have private performances in the castle.

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    Neuschwanstein

    by chocolatefudge Written Apr 24, 2010

    It was raining the entire day when I was there and the guide was pretty bad. The surroundings are beautiful though! :)

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    Neuschwanstein

    by globetrotter06 Written Mar 27, 2006

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    Neuschwanstein in spring
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    The Castle of Neuschwanstein lies beutifully on a hill surrounded by trees. It's supposed to have influenced the castle in Disneyland in Paris. I am sure it most be even more fascinating in winter.

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    Neuschwanstein Castle

    by Bregman Updated Feb 19, 2005

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    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most famous in the entire world.

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    Schloss Neuschwanstein

    by yooperprof Written Jan 17, 2004

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    valley view

    The Marienbrucke crosses a deep gorge and provides a memorable "postcard" view of the castle. It's a 15 minute walk from the castle.

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