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Subject: Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria 14/11/2010, 11:49 am
Neuschwanstein is a German word and it means New Swan Stone Palacein English. The Neuschwanstein Castle was built during the 19th centuryon a hill in Bavaria, Germany.The castle was specially made by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. TheNeuschwanstein Castle is the largest photographed building in Germanyeven though the interiors of the castle cannot be photographed. Thecastle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany due toits scenic beauty and gorgeous surroundings.History During the rule of Ludwig, no visitors were allowed in the castle. Itwas only after his death in 1886 that the castle was opened for all toview. It is amazing to know that till now, 50 million people havevisited the castle. More than 1.3 million tourists visit the castleannually. If we calculate the per day visits, more than six thousandtourists come to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle daily.Hollywood The castle has so much of a charm that even Hollywood could not layits hands off it. In fact, the castle has come into sight in severalmovies. To name a few, the Neuschwanstein Castle was an inspiration tothe Sleeping Beauty Castle, Cinderella Castles and Tokyo Disneyland.Tourists InformationThe Neuschwanstein Castle is a property of Bavaria and Bavaria hasspent more than 14.5 million dollars in it safeguarding and renovation.The castle has a lot of magical charm to it. Since photography insidethe castle is not allowed, most visitors take back with them sweet& pleasant memories. Visit to the Neuschwanstein Castle is a mustif you are taking a tour of Germany.