Neuschwanstein (or Schloss Neuschwanstein in German) resembles an illustration from your favourite fairy tale book, with beautiful frescoes, looming towers and the Great Throne Hall. It was originally called New Hohenschwangau Castle as it was meant to be a grand recreation of Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig II spent his childhood.
The old Schloss Hohenschwangau castle is now in the magnificent shadow of Neuschwanstein Castle. Whether it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks or white in the summer sun, the time to visit Neuschwanstein is always good. Visitors may wish to avoid the summer peaks in July and August. During September and October, the autumn transforms Bavarian Alps into something comparable to heaven. Tourists often like to sync their visit with Munich’s Oktoberfest.