Neuschwanstein (or Schloss Neuschwanstein, as it is called in German) looks like an illustration from your favorite fairy tale book with its looming towers, beautiful frescoes and grand 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 older Schloss Hohenschwangau now sits in Neuschwanstein magnificent shadow.
Best travel time:
Whether flanked by snow-covered peaks or gleaming-white in the summer sun, there’s no bad time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Visitors may want to avoid the peak summer months of 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.