"Rapunzel?!" Top 5 Page for this destination Hohenschwangau Things to Do Tip by Beograd

Hohenschwangau Things to Do: 41 reviews and 74 photos


What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this picture? Fairy tale? Disney? You are correct! Disney did base his famous castle on this one. And fairy tales were the main inspiration for King Ludwig II to build this still stunning peace.
Unlike his other buildings, this one was built as his retreat place. He was so in love with the idea of this castle, that he even had a telescope in one of the rooms in Hohenschwangau to supervise the construction.
King Ludwig was in a way opsessed with Medieval, but in his castle he had every possible luxury of the time: running water, electricity...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jan 30, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“We have hundreds of lifes, but only one worth remembering!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 9 7 4

Have you been to Hohenschwangau?

  Share Your Travels