The Real Disney Castle

August 30, 2013 by


Come see the original Disney castle, Neuschwanstein, and maybe all your dreams will finally come true.

Originally, Neuschwanstein was home to Ludwig II who sought seclusion from the world around him. Just 2 weeks after his death, his former home was open to the public and is now the most visited castle in Europe.

The setting of the castle alone is enough to draw the crowds. Located in lower Bavaria, the backdrop includes towering peaks of Alps and lush green forests among limestone cliff bands.

Perched high on a rock outcropping, the beautiful castle stands alone in her glory, her streamlined architecture a striking contrast against the jagged mountains.

The castle is open 9am-5pm in April – October and 10am-4pm all other months. It costs 12 Euros to enter (children under 18 are free).

Guided tours are free but fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up when you purchase your ticket. Tours are offered in both English and German.

After touring through Ludwig’s beautiful quarters, stop by the Cafe for a Bavarian treat and a free movie.

Visit here for more information and help planning your visit.

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  1. Penny W. says:

    What a beautiful structure! But why is is called the Disney castle? Do you mean it’s where Walt drew his inspiration from for his Cinderella movie? Or is it just a nickname?

  2. Jen Fromal says:

    Yes, inspiration for the Disney Castle was drawn from Neuschwanstein!

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