Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular castles in Europe. It’s located in Germany and is one of the most visited places in the world with over 1.4 millions visitors every year.
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge.
The setting of Neuschwanstein could not be more idyllic. However, movement in the foundation area has to be continuously monitored, and the sheer rock walls must be repeatedly secured. The harsh climate also has a detrimental effect on the limestone façades, which will have to be renovated section by section over the next few years.
It is still one of the most beautiful castles in Europe and a dream for every one to visit it.