Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

 

Guess where #MirVisaTravel will go in June after she comes back from Cuba? Yip, that’s right – to Munich, Germany for a week, before heading further to Moscow, Russia. My tickets are booked and yours? If you need any assistance or/and inspiration – drop us an email: sales@mirvisa.com

When #MirVisaTravel is in Munich she definitely does not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle even though it is around 157 km from Munich International Airport to the Castle.

  • Neuschwanstein means “New Swan Stone”. The name of the castle derives from one of Wagner’s opera’s character, the Swan Knight.
  • The Neuschwanstein castle was built for only one person – King Ludwig II. Neuschwanstein is so immense though, that in some days it is visited by up to 6000 tourists.
  • Ludiwg slept only 11 nights in the castle.
  • Ludwig was Richard Wagner’s patron, and many rooms of the castle were inspired by Wagner’s operas.
  • Even so, Wagner never had a chance to visit the castle as he died before its completion.
  • The castle is one of the most photographed buildings in the world, even if photography is not permitted inside of the castle.
  • There is no throne in the castle, as the Throne Hall was not completed before Ludwig’s death.
  • The Sleeping Beauty Castle’s design in Disneyland was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • Fourteen carpenters worked for more than four years to make the woodwork in the bedroom.
  • Despite its medieval look, it was built in the 19th century, and it served no defensive purposes.
  • The plans of the castle were drawn by Christian Jank, a theatrical designer.
  • In 2012, the Neuschwanstein Castle appeared on a €2 commemorative coin.
  • The Legoland in Günzburg features a Lego replica of Neuschwanstein. The replica is located not far from the original.
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