Neuschwanstein Castle From Sleeping Beauty

The Neuschwanstein Castle is probably the most famous castle in the world. The Neuschwanstein Castle is the castle they based the Sleeping Beauty Castle on in Disneyland. Nestled in the Bavarian countryside, this beautiful castle sits between high mountains and clear blue lakes. It takes about 2 hours by train to get to the Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich. There really isn’t a better starting point than Munich because many tour companies offer tours to the Neuschwanstein Castle either by coach or using public transportation. We went with a tour group, but this isn’t necessary.

You can take a train to Fussen to see the Neuschwanstein Castle and then take a bus to the bottom of the hill. From there you buy your tickets to either The Neuschwanstein Castle or the Hohenschwangau Castle where Ludwig was raised. Once there you may either walk of the mountain for free (it took us about 20 minutes to reach Mary’s Bridge), take a bus (the second cheapest alternative), or take a horse drawn carriage ride. Neither will drop you off right at the main entrance so you may need to walk up hill or downhill one of those ways. No matter which method you use to get up to the Neuschwanstein Castle, you cannot miss Mary’s Bridge (see below).

The Neuschwanstein Castle was built in 1869 by Ludwig II. One of the most amazing views of the Neuschwanstein Castle is Mary’s Bridge. This is a must see for your trip to the castle. Mary’s Bridge is over 150 years old and you might wonder how they got a bridge across two mountains while standing on it. It also might make you a little queasy, but you shouldn’t let this prevent you from seeing one of the most amazing views you might ever see!

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