Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany | Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
Cinderella’s castle of the was a highly stylized version of what would later become the iconic silhouette it is today in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The famous palace, with its shimmering white-stone façade, deep blue turrets, and signature r