One of the most famous castles of the world is "Neuschwanstein" - built by the legendary Bavarian King Ludwig II.
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. It was built between 1869 and 1886. Only about a third of the building was actually completed.
The 15 rooms you see on the tour show astonishing craftsmanship and richness of detail. Woodcarving in Ludwig's bedroom took 14 carpenters 4 1/2 years to complete. Wagner's operas feature everywhere in the form of murals. The best view of the castle and a 45m waterfall is from the nearby Mary's Bridge, which spans a deep gorge.