Photo of the Day: Neuschwanstein Castle

Here’s another photo from my first Eurotrip back in 2007: King Ludwig II’s fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein. Located in Bavaria, Germany, the castle was designed as an homage to the composer Richard Wagner, which becomes readily apparent as you tour the inside of the castle (unfortunately, they don’t allow you to take photos). It was also an inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland.

This photo was taken from the Marienbrücke bridge a short hike away. The bridge, which crosses a huge gorge, provides a perfect postcard photo-op for the castle. I was fortunate to see the castle in all its glory because when I returned two years later, the entire side was covered in scaffolding.

Date: 4/5/2007
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX8 pocket point-and-shoot
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6 comments on “Photo of the Day: Neuschwanstein Castle
  1. Mom says:

    This is gorgeous! I don’t remember from your pictures back then but I love it!

    • Yes, the castle and surrounding area are so beautiful it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo, though I bet it looks even better in the summer when all the trees have leaves on them.

  2. thehumansarah says:


  3. alliblair says:

    Ahhhh nice! I didn’t make it here when I was in Germany 😦 Looks so magical

    • It’s definitely worth a visit if you ever make it back to Germany. The inside is amazing, too, very opulent. My only regret was not having enough time to hike to the top of the mountain where you get the iconic front view of the castle.

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