Tuesday 30 May 2023


“As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.” -  Aaron Sorkin

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Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, English: "New Swanstone Castle") is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
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. Since then, more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures elsewhere.

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  1. As sensational as the castle was, when commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, I am not sure it worked as a happy retreat. Ludwig was single, alone in a huge building and treated badly by Richard Wagner, the man he idolised.

  2. What a beautiful place. Very nice

  3. Interesting he paid for it himself so to speak. I'd love to go there, and I love the quote too.

  4. I have seen it from quite far away, it looks very impressive !

  5. That is a bit funny - I visited the castle a few weeks ago. A very nice castle - but too many visitors