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Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Neuschwanstein

Where: Hohenschwangau, Germany

Constructed: 1869-1886

Most important renovation: 21st Century

Accessible: yes, interior with guide

Important fact:

Arguably, the most famous castle in the world.

This historicism castle was built by order of King Ludwig II of Bayern. He thus brought the state of Bavaria to the brink of financial collapse.

Due to the mysterious death of the king, the castle was never completed. It was opened to the public only six weeks later, in order to recoup the costs. It has since attracted millions of visitors every year.

Last Updated:
October 2, 2022

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