On our recent trip to Germany we visited Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular castles in Bavaria. It was a rainy day, which may not have been ideal weather but the castle was still spectacular and magical. Dark clouds swirled around it adding to its mystique. It was as if we were stuck in a Disney movie when the evil queen takes over the castle.
Speaking of Disney, Neuschwanstein is said to have been one of many castles across Europe to have inspired the design of Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom.
We thought the wet weather would mean less crowds, but we were wrong. By the time we arrived there was a long line at the ticket office. While in line we learned that anyone can wander around the perimeter of the castle but you need a ticket for a tour inside. The next available time we would have been able to get tour tickets was four hours later. We decided to pass on the tour and explored the grounds. I’m sure it would have been a great tour but I know I’ll be back for another visit. Maybe next time we will get there early.