Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Germany , standing on the of a rocky outcrop 200 meters, near Füssen in the Allgäu . Ludwig II had built it in the 19th century. Today, it is the most famous castle of Germany , visited annually by millions of tourists.
In 1867, while traveling in France, Louis II visited the castle of Pierrefonds . The idea of mixing the Gothic Revival architectural style to that, medieval, of Wartburg in Thuringia gave a fiery result.
Seven weeks after the death of Louis II in 1886, the castle of Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The king, unsociable, had built the castle to get away from crowds. Her refuge is now becoming a big attraction.
Neuschwanstein is most visited castles in Europe. About 1.3 million people a year visit "the castle of the king of fairy tale." In summer, more than 6,000 visitors on average per day, jostling in the halls once provided for one man.
Neuschwanstein Castle was built largely in the late Romanesque style of the early thirteenth century . This can be seen in the construction of the building as a whole as well as in its ornamentation: arched portals, arches and windows of the towers, the position of columns and windows and pinnacles. The residential halls of the king and the state rooms of the third and fourth floors were more or less completed in 1886. The second floor rooms are still bare brick and are not visited. Elements of neo-Gothic and neo-Byzantine (the throne room) are also present. As such, the castle is an example of eclectic architecture of the era romantic . It is also a typical example of historicism in architecture.
Since 1886 , there were on average 1.3 million visitors annually. Each summer more than 6,000 visitors per day are scrambling to different parts, originally scheduled to host a single person. The visit can be completed by the screening of a film on the life of Ludwig II of Bavaria .
The Free State of Bavaria spends about 11.2 million euros each year for maintenance and improvement of visitor services. Nevertheless, this represents little face Neuschwanstein generates profits.