Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, #Germany.
When it was built (1869-1886), the castle was not known as Neuschwanstein. King Ludwig II wrote his friend Richard Wagner in May 1868: “I intend to rebuild the old castle ruins of Hohenschwangau by the Pöllat gorge (Pöllatschlucht) in the genuine style of the old German knightly fortresses.” The castle was intended as a home for the king, until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. Since then more than “61 million people” have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than “1.3 million people” visit annually, with as many as “6,000” per day in the summer. 📸: @sennarelax #architectanddesign #architecture #castle #autumn