A fabulous castle
The castle “Neuschwanstein” was built from 1869 to 1886 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the medieval style, replacing the castle ruins “Vorderhohenschwangau” and “Hinterhohenschwangau”. Today it is supposedly the most famous monument of King Ludwig II, given its unique location on a rocky ledge overlooking the gorge “Pöllatschlucht” with a breathtaking mountain view.
Today, the castle of “Neuschwanstein” is one of the most visited monuments among the European castles and fortresses. The castle of the “fairy tale” king attracts annually about 1.3 million visitors. In summer, the rooms, initially destined for one single person, are crowded daily on average by some 6000 visitors.
A romantic royal residence
The castle was converted from 1833 to 1837 by the Bavarian Crown Prince Maximilian, who became later King Maximilian II of Bavaria (father of King Ludwig II), into a Neogothic style castle. The royal family of Bavaria used the castle above all as summer residence.
The guest, who is interested in the life of King Ludwig II, may find at “Hohenschwangau” the origins of the king’s inclination toward myths and legends. Staying here in his childhood, the fanciful king found a lot of inspirations.
Both castles are within a few minutes’ drive from Füssen. You will for sure spend there pleasant and instructive moments.