Well not exactly – see this is only the castle that inspired the Disney Castle. This is Neuschwanstein (pronounced in my American accent New-Schwan-Stone) Castle in Germany. The castle was commissioned by the Mad King Ludwig and it was the building of this castle which essentially bankrupt his entire family – shortly after his death which was suspicious at best (he and his doctor drowned in waist high water lake) – his family opened the castle to public for tours and slowly recouped their wealth.
This picture was taken from Mary’s Bridge which is about a mile hike up into the mountains! It was a gorgeous day for a hike with sun peaking through the clouds and temps in the fifties.
This castle – and hike up the mountain – were recently featured on the Amazing Race TV Show that has contestants traveling around the world.