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Unfinished Neo-Gothic Romantic Castle in Germany

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Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-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. It was started on 5 September 1869. Work ceased in 1892, the building remaining unfinished.

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 over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. In German it is known as Schloss Neuschwanstein

More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 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.

 


Address:
Neuschwanstein
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schwangau
Germany

Contact
Schlossverwaltung Neuschwanstein
Neuschwansteinstra├če 20
D-87645 Schwangau
Telephone from the UK: 00 49 3 62 - 9 39 88-0
Telephone from the US: 010 49 3 62 - 9 39 88-0
Telephone from France: 00 49 3 62 - 9 39 88-0
Telephone from other countries: +49 (0)3 62 - 9 39 88-0

Fax: 83 62 - 9 39 88-19
Website: http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/index.htm
e-mail: svneuschwanstein@bsv.bayern.de

 

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Film Location For:


Ludwig II (1955)    Helmut K├Ąutner's film

Sleeping Beauty (1959)    The model for the familiar castle in Disney parks and films

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)    

Ludwig (1972)    Luchino Visconti's film

 

 

 

 

 

 

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