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Schloss Neuschwanstein

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Identification

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schloß Neuschwanstein
271237

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Structure in General

castle
existing [completed]
white
neo-gothic

Usages

museum (natural history) ornament

Facts

  • The cost of the castle at the time of King Ludwig's death was 6,180,047 Marks.
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein was the influence for the Disneyland castle and the Disney corporate logo.
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein was built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, on top of the ruins of the Vorderhohenschwangau and Hinterhohenschwangau castles, on a rock called the "Jugend".
  • The castle overlooks the smaller and older Schloss Hohenschwangau, where Ludwig II grew up.
  • A symbol of Germany, this castle is both one of the most famous structures in the world and Germany's most visited tourist attraction.
  • The building's name of Neuschwanstein means 'New Stone Swan'.
  • The castle's style is predominantly 13th century German Romanesque; King Ludwig II intended that the castle would be built in the authentic style of the old German knights' castles.
  • The castle's interior is lavish: King Ludwig's bedroom is covered with carved oak panels which depict the legend of Tristan and Isolde whilst the living-room is dedicated to the myth of the Swan Knight, Lohengrin; the Throne Room is surrounded by Byzantine arcades and was influenced by the Haghia Sophia.

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Location

Neuschwansteinstraße 20
87645
Füssen
Bavaria
Germany

Technical Data

1869
1891

Involved Companies


Christian Jank
Eduard von Riedel

Eduard von Riedel

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