The German Alps are world-famous for their lovely scenery and the untouched nature that enchants with every step. The foothills of the German Alps hide one of the greatest jewels of the region – the Neuschwanstein Castle. This fairytale-ish castle is one of the most romantic places you can visit while in Germany and is a must see for every serious traveler.
Neuschwanstein is located near the village Hohenschwangau near the German-Austrian border. It was built by the infamous king Ludwig II of Bavaria who planned to live in the castle. However, the king died the same year the castle was completed – talk about bad luck! From then on Neuschwanstein has been open to the public and it has become one of the most popular German tourist attractions.
Often tourists that visit Munich make a one-day trip to Neuschwanstein since it’s quite close to the city. The castle is an architectural wonder which will leave you speechless and offers the visitor an unbelievable view of the classic German countryside. You can enter the castle and walk the great halls that were once walked by the Bavarian king! Also, Marienbrucke is a pedestrian bridge that spans over two cliffs right behind the castle, giving you a great view of Neuschwanstein and a great place to take some photos!