Neuschwanstein Castle remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria
With almost 1.5 million guests in 2018
- February 09, 2019 20:00
- Monika Dimitrova
Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig II, remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge. Today, with almost 1.5 million guests, Neuschwanstein Castle was once again Bavaria’s most popular tourist destination in 2018 and it is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant. Last year, a total of more than five million visitors flocked to the state's castles, palaces and residences.
September 5, 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary since the foundation stone of Neuschwanstein Castle was laid. To commemorate the occasion, some 20 million Euros will be invested to carry out extensive restoration work on Bavaria's most popular tourist attraction. But fret not, about two-thirds of the castle will still remain open to visitor groups which will be ushered though the edifice in five minute intervals.