An Inspiring Castle

Where does inspiration come from? Different people would probably give you varying answers. Life is full of inspiration.  One castle in Germany, the Neuschwanstein castle, seems to have inspired the look of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle along with the castle found at Disneyland theme park.

This enchanted 19th century Bavarian castle is found on a rugged hillside near the town of Fussen. The castle was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and homage to Richard Wagner. This palace is considered to be one of the most photographed buildings in Germany, along with popular tourist destination.

The outer castle walls are covered with slabs of limestone, while the inner supporting walls are built of brick. This castle is surprisingly equipped with many modern conveniences such as running water, and flushing toilets. Yet, these are not the attributes that have inspired artists to mirror their works after; it is rather this castle’s beautiful spires and pinnacle setting.


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