Who was Louis II, the owner of Neuschwanstein Castle? Louis II was a shy king, eager to live in a remote part of the city. The king wanted to represent his imaginary Wagnerian universe for which he had a passion.
Why was Neuschwanstein Castle open to the public? In order to finance its expensive construction, Neuschwanstein Castle was opened to the public in 1886, just after the death of King Ludwig II. The latter, in debt, could not assume the end of the work. The entrance fees to the castle made it possible to finalize the construction of the building.