Dream Castle

Find out about King Ludwig’s fairytale castle …

Schloss Neuschwanstein - source: German National Tourist OfficeSchloss Neuschwanstein

Germany has a lot of great castles. One of the most famous is the fairytale castle Neuschwanstein, in Bavaria. It was built by King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1886.

Don’t you think it looks like the castle from the Disney films? That’s because they got the idea for the Disney castle from castle Neuschwanstein!

Did you know …?

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  • Neuschwanstein castle featured in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family in the film flew over Neuschwanstein in their magic car!
  • King Ludwig II originally built his castle because he was shy and wanted to withdraw from public life. Now it is open to the public!
  • Every year over 1.4 million people visit Neuschwanstein!

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