Neuschwantstein Castle | Germany



Well, I’ll be posting a little out of order over the next few weeks but for good reason….my momma is here!! And finding time to keep track of our recent travels is a bit scarce and I’m ok with that!!


On our recent trip to Germany, we were able to visit the world famous and gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle. We visited on a crisp and clear day which was just what I was hoping for. Built by King Ludwig II in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, it is definitely a sight to behold. Van was feeling a little under the weather (to say the least) on the day of our visit so we opted to take the horse carriage ride up the steep slope to the castle gates. 










We took the guided tour of the Castle and while brief, I’m glad we did. While we were unable to take photos within the castle walls, but let me tell you, the interior was beautiful. Filled with swans, lots of gold, and incredible intricate details it was one of the most ornate castles we have seen…..and we only saw a small piece of it. Unfortunately, King Ludwig died while the castle was still being finished and it has been left unfinished. But I think he would be happy that so many people flock to see his dream castle.

I wasn’t able to get the ‘money shot’ of the castle from the super sketchy suspension bridge, but I am very happy with our experience and that we had such a gorgeous white setting. 











Aren't the views just incredible? 


I feel so fortunate to have had such a beautiful day to view this beautiful castle! Fairytale? I think so...

25 comments

  1. This castle is 30 minutes away from my house! Did you know it inspired the castle Disney uses in Sleeping Beauty and for their logo? I haven't been there since it started snowing and it looks so, so gorgeous in the snow; every time I've been, it's been totally packed too so I haven't done the tour of the inside. The last time I went, we got a ride up the mountain to the right of it and then walked for three hours, coming down to the castle from up top. The view was amazing.

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  2. OH my goodness! It is even more gorgeous covered in snow! Can't wait to see it in person later this year :)

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  3. This looks straight out of a fairytale (and I love that you rode in a horse-drawn carriage)! Absolutely beautiful! I would totally be the dork reenacting Beauty & the Beast in every room...

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  4. OH MY GOSH! This is remarkable! WOAHH you're pictures are out of this world. Would you mind sharing the first one in a larger size? I'd love to make it my desktop background!

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  5. This is seriously beautiful!!! Hope you have fun with your mom!!!

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  6. I've seen a lot of pictures of Neuschwanstein Castle but seeing it surrounded by snow is gorgeous! Great photographs!

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  7. Yes! Fairytale. That is exactly what I was thinking as I was looking at these photos.

    Have fun with your Mom! Nothing like having friends and family visit you while you are abroad. :o)

    V
    Life+1

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  8. I've always wanted to go here for no other reason than I think it looks like a castle straight out of a Disney film! x

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  9. Rachel @ Small Towns & City LiJanuary 23, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    What an amazing view - so jealous! It's on my bucket list to visit the castle. Definitely looks like a fairytale!

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  10. So excited for you! It is a really neat castle....the tour is very brief, so brush up on a little of the history before going :)

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  11. You live in a gorgeous area! I bet the views from your hike were just incredible....The tour is very brief, maybe 30 minutes, because most of the castle is unfinished. But if it's not busy, I would suggest it! We went on a Monday and it wasn't busy at all!

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  12. It totally reminded me of that.....especially the inside! It was really something else. Oh, to be royalty :)

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  13. Absolutely I will share :) Thank you lady...definitely a major complement coming from the photo master!!

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  14. It was a little scary in the snow....the path was actually closed but we hopped around the fence like rebels haha!! But once we got to the first photo point, we realized that we should probably stop.....we were slipping on ice everywhere!

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  15. Real life fairytale.....can't beat it! And yes! Having visitors is the best :)

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  16. And it totally does in person too.....It was really such a beautiful setting!!

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  17. Looks and feels like a fairytale :) It was soooo magical in the snow!

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  18. Wow, you captured some amazing shots! Hope I get to visit in the near future, looks incredible!

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  19. Beautiful beyond words, even without the money shot!

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  20. Wow, stunning pictures! I have been to Neuschewantstein Castle in summer, but I would love to see it in the snow.

    How to be a Wanderluster

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  21. Holy moly, it looks like a fairytale!
    I have been to Neuschewantstein Castle, but now that I've seen these pictures I would love to. Great post!

    Green and Turquoise

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  22. Wow! I've seen plenty of posts on this castle, but never in a white setting!! I think these are the prettiest pictures I've seen! The snow makes everything look so much more magical. :D

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  23. Beautiful pictures Jamie!!! I think the snow makes it looks even more like a fairytale!

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