Winter Visit to the Fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein

How are you doing peeps! I hope everything is going good out there and that, your first day of March is starting wonderfully!  It is such a long time I haven’t visited this blog. It is time for another update! This time, I will bring you to winter wonderland,  in one of the most beautiful  fairytale castle   not only in Germany but also in the whole of Europe. I am actually taking about Neuschwanstein Castle, also known in German as Schloss Neuschwanstein.  In English, this word  literally means “New Swanstone Castle”.

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One of the towers of Neuschwanstein Castle taken during a winter visit there with friends.

How lucky I am to visit this castle many times. I was invited as travel escort by some friends who  wanted to show this beautiful architecture to their guests. I am not really paid in doing it since they are my  friends. Besides, I am always happy when I can show the beauty of my second home, Germany.

The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. It is located on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. This nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace is visited by over a million of tourists and guests every year.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in winter. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.

I always love to go back in this castle. In fact, I have  been there five times already. Wow! I can’t imagine that   and I felt so lucky and blessed to visit historical places like this in Europe.  During summer season this castle is flocked with tourists from all over the globe.  You can also visit it all seasons of the  year since each season has its own beauty, whether in winter, summer, fall or autumn.

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The path going to the Marienbrücke or Marie’s Bridge. It is beautifully covered with snow. During winter time, this path is usually closed but you can still go there with your own risk.

The construction started on the fifth of September 1869 and was completed (unfinished) around 1892. Don’t you know that the castle has appeared prominently in several movies?  It is also very interesting to know that it was also the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

If you are visiting Bavaria, Germany, never miss  to pay a visit to one of the major works of European historicism, the Neuschwanstein Castle. I  still would love to visit it again and again!

 
 

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