Guidebooks say that this is the world’s most famous castle…the model for Disneyland’s castle.
“Crazy” King Ludwig II is famous for his two fantasy fairy-tale castles: Neuschwanstein Castle and Howenscwangau Castle.
They are Germany’s biggest tourist attractions!
The location of the castles is stunning!
According to Lonely Planet guidebook, King Ludwig planned this castle with the help of a help of a set designer instead of an architect!
It looks like a medieval castle but was building was begun in 1869, but never finished.
Apparently, King Ludwig only lived here for less than 180 days.
On the way to the bridge we passed this view of the place where King Ludwig lived as a boy.
The picture above shows how far up we climbed to get to the castle!
Again, this is a must-see if you are ever in this area! Our day wasn’t even finished at this point. We left here to go to Fussen: the final, southern-most town on the Romantic Road. Pictures coming on the next post.
Gotta run, we are off to Italy now!