Neuschwanstein – Interesting Historic Facts:
Ludwig II admired Richard Wagner, and Neuschwanstein is a homage to the German composer. Many scenes of Wagner’s operas are depicted in the interior of the castle. In fact, Neuschwanstein shares the same name as the castle in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin.
Despite the castle’s medieval appearance, Ludwig built in modern technologies of the day, such as flush toilets, running hot and cold water, and heating.
Until today, the exact circumstances of Ludwig’s death remain unexplained; some say he committed suicide, others believe he was murdered.
Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.
Neuschwanstein – Address:
Address: Alpseestrasse 12, 87645 Hohenschwangau, 73 miles southwest of Munich
Phone: 08362 – 930 830