If you’re in Salzburg, you have to, and I mean HAVE TO, visit Neuchwanstein. I mean how can you not?
Neuchwanstein castle has been on my bucket list for so long, and it’s definitely worth seeing at least one.
Built in the 19th century, Neuschwanstein Castle is a Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle was built by King Ludwig II, who is known as the fairytale King. Neuchwanstein Castle is one of the many castles that Ludwig II built.
With the rugged view of mountains and snow, Neuchwanstein oozes romance all around. Personally, I feel that Marien Brücke has an amazing view of the castle, however it’s closed during winter. The best time to trek up will be summer to get that awesome shot.
Nevertheless, I still had a pretty awesome view of the castle.
Side note, there are horse carriages for people who aren’t willing or able to trek up to the castle. There have been cases where animal activists head to Neuchwanstein to protest against the horses being overworked. Personally, when I was there, the horses do look like they are overworked. The carriages are carrying too many people for each trip, approximately 20 people at each time. If you can, please just trek up to the castle. These poor animals deserve some compassion. Plus, you get a better view while trekking up. So there’s my two-cent worth.