Before there was Disney and its fantasy castle, there was schloss Neushwanstein. Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, 1 1/2 hour from Munich, is the genesis for Disney Castle. Built in mid-1800 by king Ludwig II, this castle was built to fuel the King’s fantasy-filled reclusive life.
The first view from the town is beautiful. There are about 10,000 tourists who visit this castle everyday. It is about a 20 min climb to the castle and another 15 minutes to Mary’s bridge.