One of Disney’s most iconic symbols is Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World. Did you ever wonder where the inspiration for this castle came from? While it was inspired by a variety of palaces, the influence of the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein can be seen in it’s spires. Take a look at the images and see if you can spot the similarities.
Neuschwanstein Castle was built between 1869 and 1886 at the direction of the Bavarian King, Ludwig II. It was constructed as a refuge for the king in the style of a medieval castle. Not only is Neuschwanstein a fairytale castle in itself, it’s also called “the castle of the fairy-tale king”. The history of Ludwig II has become a fascination for many and his death is shrouded in mystery. Since I’m always fascinated with the stories behind our adventures, I recently purchased the Swan King, The: Ludwig II of Bavaria. The book is an interesting read into the life and death of the king as well as his relationship with famed composer Richard Wagner.
Visiting the Fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein: