The Hillside Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria That Was The Inspiration for Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Great Big Story visited the wooded hillside in Bavaria where the lavish Neuschwanstein Castle sits, a beautiful vanity structure commissioned King Ludwig II in 1869. Beloved by his constituents, Ludwig was known as der Märchenkönig (the “Fairy Tale King”) with a love for architecture, art and music and spared no expense in seeing such projects come to fruition. In 1886, Ludwig was deposed, albeit not without a fight. The day after losing the throne, Ludwig was found dead at the bottom...


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