Neuschwanstein Castle

The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castle in Europe and is located near the town of Fussen in Bavaria in Germany. The Neuschwanstein Castle holds a magnificent view over the Alpine region. The castle was built by the then King of Bavaria, King Ludwig II . The final design of the Neuschwanstein Castle was influenced by the world renowned composer Richard Wagner.


  • The construction of the Neuschwanstein Castle began in the year 1869 and It took about 23 years to complete the Neuschwanstein castle. .
  • Although it looks like a medieval castle, the Neuschwanstein Castle is equipped with the best technologies available at that time.
Neuschwanstein Castle


Neuschwanstein Castle General information
Architectural Style Neo-Gothic Revival
Location Schwangau, Germany
Construction Started 5 September 1869
Completed c.1892 (unfinished)
Neuschwanstein Castle Design and Construction
Owner Bavarian Palace Department
Architect Eduard Riedel
Civil Engineer

Eduard Riedel, Georg von Dollmann, Julius Hofmann

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Other Designers Ludwig II, Christian Jank


  • The Neuschwanstein Castle was designed by Christian Jank and The Neuschwanstein Castle looks like a castle that has come out of a storybook and it is a castle of paradox.
  • The most important feature of the Neuschwanstein Castle is that it was designed to be the stage for Wagner’s operas.
  • The name Neuschwanstein, which means New Swan Castle refers to the “The Swan Knight”, a character created by Wagner.

Architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle:

  • Every room of the Neuschwanstein castle is designed in such a way that it reminds us of the German mythology.
  • The Byzantine style was used to design the two story throne rooms
  • An unusual room called Grotto which is an artificial cave with waterfalls represents a cave from Wagner’s famous opera ‘Tannhauser’.
  • The Neuschwanstein castle also has a forced-air heating system.
  • The fourth floor is the Singers Hall which contains characters from Wagner’s Operas.
  • The Byzantine style was used to design the two story throne rooms.
  • The Neuschwanstein Castle has a kitchen with the most design which is used rarely.
  • The entry to the castle is through the Gatehouse.
  • The view from the Rectangular Tower offers the best sight over the Alpine foothills.
  • It stands tall among the mountains in Alps and seems to the public like something out of a storybook and it inspired Walt Disney in creating his fairytales.

The Neuschwanstein Castle was built to keep away people, but is now among the most popular tourist spots in the world.

Neuschwanstein Castle Rooms

  • The Entrance Hall
  • Throne-Room
  • Dining Room
  • Bedroom
  • Chapel
  • Dressing Room
  • Living Room
  • Grotto and winter garden
  • Study
  • Singer's Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Marienbrücke

Neuschwanstein Castle Hours

  • Between April and September: 9:00 – 18:00
  • Between October and March: 10:00 – 16:00
  • On public holidays (Christmas, New Years Eve).

Neuschwanstein Castle Admission

  • Regular - 8 Euros
  • Children and Young People Under 18 - Free
  • "King's Ticket" - 15 euros Reduced
  • Combination Ticket "King Ludwig II's palaces" - 20 Euros