Neuschwanstein Castle, Neuschwansteinstraße, Schwangau, Germany

4th May 2020
Photo of Neuschwanstein Castle, Neuschwansteinstraße, Schwangau, Germany by travelogue

After a long 12 hours trip from Budapest to Munich, we paid a car and performed exactly to the Bavarian Alps resting by the joyous Neuschwanstein Castle. Louis II de Baviere made it in the XIXth hundred and needed some solitude away made it on the head of a mountain, in the center of a park, enclosed by pools and that’s all.

Motivated by neo-Gothics and ancient castles from France, Louis II just needed to separate from the world and created and made this wondrous castle with a lot of advanced technologies like melting. However the costs were just too big for Bavaria who got bankrupted and Louis II got destitute as he had some mental health issues (that could explain his fantasy and spending).

With its towers pointing at the sky, the white color, and the surroundings it looks like it came straight out of a fairytale, and actually, Walt Disney got inspired by this Castle for the Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella and it became the logo of Walt Disney empire!

We decided not to visit it as apparently it’s not as impressive but just walking to the Marienbruck bridge after a 30 minutes hike to have the best view. With 1.3m people visiting it per year we were not alone but nobody can resist its charms: the castle is just beautiful. We spent quite a bit of time going around, looking at it and just trying to figure out how it was to live in such a beautiful building (Louis II sure had a hard life ;) )

A great day!

Some recommendations:

# 120kms from Munich

# 4euros to park there all-day

#12 euros to get into the castle. It’s free just to hike through.

# 30minutes to get to the Marienbrucke Bridge and have the best view on the Castle. It’s quite steep. If you don’t want to hike, there is a bus but the queue is quite long.

# from Budapest, Traveloguepro took a Flixbus to get to Munich: 35euros per person for a 10 hours trip. From there we rented a car at 15euros a day.