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Neuschwanstein Castle(German: Schloss Neuschwanstein)

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 a homage to Richard Wagner. Contrary to common belief[citation needed], Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds

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. 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 and later, similar structures.

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Comments (83)

Peter IJmker on September 13, 2012

Prachtig Karin ... LIKE

Groeten Peter

Guizel J.c on October 7, 2012

Beautiful picture and place



klaustschei on October 19, 2012

ungewöhnliche Perspektive, und darum um so besser!

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  • Uploaded on July 27, 2012
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    by K@rin
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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