Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany’s Real-Life Disney Castle

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Perched atop a forestry hill in Bavaria, Germany, is a real-life fantasy castle. Commissioned by King Ludwig II in 1869, Neuschwanstein Castle has become a major part of our cultural history, even serving as inspiration for Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.”

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Adored by his people, Ludwig was nicknamed the “fairy-tale king” for his love of music, plays and fantasy. Ousted in 1886, he didn’t quite have the fairy-tale ending one might expect.

Regardless, the legacy he left through his castle has inspired the imaginations of countless generations.The Neuschwanstein Castle looks like a fairytale castle.

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Neuschwanstein is a castle of the paradox, it was built in the 19th century in Bavaria, in a time when castles no longer had strategical and defensive purposes.While  Neuschwanstein’s look is that of a medieval castle, it was equipped inside with state of the art technology at that time.

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