Neuschwanstein Castle

The best way to experience the taste of a fairy tale is to actually visit the Neuschwanstein castle. Surrounded by the Alps and situated on the top of a cliff, you will feel like living back in time, immersed in a magical land. This is how actually Jessica Mai felt when she visited the Neuschwanstein Castle with her friends as part of her layover in Munich.

Jessica Mai

Instagram: @jesscairney_ek

How to get the Neuschwanstein Castle

The castle is almost 90 mins driving from Munich. You can book a tour online to pick you up from your hotel or any other location. The journey to the castle is captivating, the Bavarian scenery is truly vivid.

The tickets can be purchased when you arrive at the premises. 

What you need to know

If you are planning to visit this fairy tale castle any time soon, you should definitely do it but to make the most of it take into account the following:

  • It is best advised to be there early. So you can avoid huge crowds of tourists and the endless queues to the entrance;
  • You are not allowed to go in whenever you want. There are tours every half hour in different languages.
  • Once you are in, you are not allowed to take pictures. However the interior of the castle is breathtaking and is worthed.
  • The tour guides are quiet quick. So you can’t wonder around at your own pace but you will learn a lot about the fascinating story of castle.

A bit of history…

The castle was built under the reign of King Ludwig II and it was meant to be used as a personal refuge.

The king got to spend only 11 nights in the castle as he suddenly he passed away.

The construction started in 1869 and stopped in 1886, immediately after the king’s death. A large part of the castle is still not finished until today.

The king had a particular love for swans. Thus most of the interior designs of the castle are highly influenced by the shape and beauty of swans.

 

If you visited the castle already, what did you like the most about it?

 

Note* The credit for this blog goes to @jesscairney_ek

 

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