The castle where Disney got its inspiration from.

As in most movies, there is always something that inspired the author to come with that idea. Disney, despite all of his fantasy is more of the same. And one of Disney’s most iconic castles is of course based in real life. Fact is that the Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for Walt Disney to create iconic castles, such as Cinderella’s and Sleeping Beauty’s.

How to get to Neuschwanstein?

The castle is located in the South of Germany, and it is very easy to arrive there by car. With public transport is slightly more complicated, but still possible. You just have to take a train to Füssen and from there take the bus Neuschwanstein (stop “Hohenschwangau Neuschwanstein Castles, Schwangau”). You can also walk up the hill by fit, it is a 20-30 min walk up and you get to enjoy the view.

Now that you got to the Castle you are walking around and you wonder, where do I get this panoramic view from? Is it done with a drone? The answer is no! once you arrive to the castle there is a panoramic walk, where you will arrive to a bridge. From this bridge you get to enjoy this view, yes, and it is wonderful. It is a hanging bridge, very high and there is a river that goes underneath. Very nice for selfies, nevertheless, if you want to take the “pro” photo you don’t have to stop there.

Usually for taking pictures of very known places I recommend going there first thing in the morning. Not just the light is better but it is also empty. And I am talking about 7 in the morning. With Neuschwanstein you are lucky, as not many people know about this spot, and you will not need to wait too long. Once you have crossed the bridge keep on walking, and you will arrive to a path. Not much longer after the path, go up, out of the way, and you will see a different view of the Neuschwanstein castle.

Is it worth entering?

Yes, it is totally worth entering. There is a “no photo policy” inside the castle, for which you will not be able to see the wonders of its rooms. The Neuschwanstein castle was never finished, for which some rooms are under construction, nevertheless and despite of that, there are many “wow” moments, like the swan shaped radiators, or the human build cave inside the castle. My advice to you is that you buy the tickets in advance online. Just a few people can enter every 15 minutes, and the latest you buy them, the longer you will have to wait.

Now you know, all you have to do to feel like a princess is go to Neuschwanstein castle and enjoy the view.