Neuschwanstein Castle Facts
Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was also known as the “Fairytale King”.
In 2012, the Neuschwanstein Castle appeared on a €2 commemorative coin.
Ludiwg slept only 11 nights in the castle.
Neuschwanstein’s highest tower reaches a height of 213 feet
The designer of the castle was Christian Jank. He was not even an architect but a theatrical designer.
The castle was one of the finalists in the selection of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Neuschwanstein welcomes almost 1.5 million visitors per year making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Neuschwanstein means “New Swan Stone”. The name of the castle derives from one of Wagner’s opera’s character, the Swan Knight.
Construction of Neuschwanstein start in the Summer of 1868, but the first foundation stone wasn’t laid until September 5, 1869.
Since 2015, Neuschwanstein and Ludwig’s Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee palaces are on the German tentative list for a future designation as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
it was built in the 19th century, and it served no defensive purposes.
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most photographed buildings in the world, although photography is not permitted inside of the castle.
Walt Disney was so inspired by its fairytale architecture, that he used it to create Cinderella’s castle in the 1950 cartoon film.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.
The Legoland in Günzburg features a Lego replica of Neuschwanstein. The replica is located less than 150 away from the original.
The castle was intended as a home for the king, until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death.
The castle was estimated to take 3 years to complete. 12 years to build.
The bedroom in the castle is carved in the Neo-Gothic style. It is said that it took 4.5 years to build this room.
In 1918, Bavaria became a republic, and Neuschwanstein has been managed by the Bavarian Palace Department.
The Throne Hall with 20×12 metres is the 2nd largest room in the palace.
The palace at the western end of the castle should have more than 200 rooms. However, only 15 rooms and halls were completed.
Between the 5th and 15th centuries, three castles dominated the villages: Schwanstein Castle, Vorderhohenschwangau Castle, and Hinterhohenschwangau Castle.
In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant.
Hohenschwangau Castle took the place of the ruins of Schwanstein Castle, and Neuschwanstein Castle replaced the ruins of the twin Hohenschwangau Castles.
Neuschwanstein Castle was completed in 1892.
n 1874 Riedel was succeeded as chief architect by Georg von Dollmann, who in turn was succeeded by Julius Hofmann in 1886.
The winter garden features a large sliding glass door.
Neuschwanstein Castle was one of the most expensive castles ever made in Europe, with the construction cost reaching 7 million marks.
There is no throne in the castle because the Throne Hall was not completed before Ludwig’s death.
The castle has been heavily featured in the video game ‘The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery’.
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