We visited the famous Neuschwanstein Castle 2 times so far, but I guess we won’t stop here because every time our family or friends come to Germany they want to see this place. So wesee it again and again; not that I’m complaining about that, because I like a lot this particular area of Germany.
Where is Neuschwanstein Castle and how do you get there
Neuschwanstein Castle is the first and the most beautiful of the 3 bavarian palaces built by Ludwig II of Bavaria . The other two are: Linderhof Palace and Herrenchiemsee.The castle is located in Fussen- Bavaria, a region of Germany situated in the southeast of the country.The distance between Neuschwanstein Castle and Munchen(Bavaria’s main city) is around 130 km.
Our journey to Neuschwanstein Castle began In Munchen on a beautiful June beautiful morning. After an hour and a half of driving we could get a glimpse of the castle from far away. The castle can be spotted from the main road even if you’re driving and you’re not really paying attention to castles let’s say, so don’t worry you’re not going to miss it. Not far from the castle we could stop and take our first pictures with the castle and the surrounding area .
First glimpse of the castle
Paragliding near Neuschwanstein Castle
After this session we got in the car and continued for just a little bit until we saw a parking place which apparently was the parking for the castle. Our navigation system said to go further and the parking sign said to stop there. What to do?! After a few moments of disorientation we decided to leave the car there and scan the area and see if this decision was correct. As it turned out there were other parking lots, but not much closer to the castle.
So we just followed the signs leading to the castle and enjoyed the fresh cold air of the area. Following the street we got to the tickets area- in Hohenschwangau. If you want to see the interior of the castle you have to stop there and buy a ticket. If you just want to see the castle from the outside you are free to so without paying anything.
Read the second part of the article: The Neuschwanstein Castle