Immerse yourself in fairy tales surrounded by German Bavarian nature at Neuschwanstein Castle. Open to the public since 1886, this building covers an area of over 6,000 square meters and has 200 rooms. Among the many rooms are the royal apartments, the throne room and the chapel. The murals depicting kings, swans and poets tell of medieval legends. During a guided tour, you will be unveiled the secrets of this extraordinary home that inspired the famous Disneyland castle. Surrounded by a marvelous landscape of mountains, forests and lakes, this place depicts a poetic Middle Ages desired by King Louis II, its former owner. Inspired by the Wagner opera, light shades and limestone make up the interior decoration. Romanesque and neoclassical in style, this castle contrasts modern construction techniques with a medieval atmosphere.
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.