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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, built for King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1886 on a rugged cliff against a scenic mountain backdrop, was intended to embody the true spirit of the medieval German castle, as the king wrote in a letter to Richard Wagner. While the building itself replicates the 13th century Romanesque style, some of the images of the murals are based on themes from Wagnerian operas such as Tannhäuser,and Lohengrin. The singers' hall is modelled on the banqueting hall of Wartburg Castle in Eisenach and is decorated with murals depicting, amongst other things, the Parzival legend. Neuschwanstein Castle is not a copy of a medieval castle but a characteristic example of historicism. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.3 million people visit the castle of the fairy-tale king.

Hours: April - September from 9am to 6pm. October - March from 10am to 4pm.

Admission: Adults: 9,00 €, Reduced: 8,00 €. Entrance tickets can only be bought at the ticket centre in the village of Hohenschwangau below the castle. Opening hours of the ticket center: April - September from 8am to 5pm. October - March from 9am to 3pm.

[ Source: http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/culture_and_events/10110_burgen_neuschwanstein.htm ]

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Address: 87645 Hohenschwangau
Tags: Hohenschwangau, Schwangau, Füssen, Castle


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