If you look closely at the following picture, you might think that you’ve already seen this castle somewhere.
Like in real life.
Not only because all castles kind of look the same, but also because the one you remembered having seen in real life is probably the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland. Which is basically the baby pink version of the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner…The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer.
Cool or what?
|Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.|
As much as I love Disney, (even more so for turning a King’s personal refuge into a cotton candy pink mansion for a Princess with a past with narcolepsy), I am still as excited as clapping whales to possibly visit the real Sleeping Beauty castle one day.
Fun Fact: Opened in July 17, 1955, the Sleeping Beauty Castle is the oldest of all Disney castles. Fancy.
For more travel adventures, what about the incredibly gorgeous morning glory pool in Yellowstone National Park, and this tiny restaurant hidden in the nook of the Swiss alps that takes 3 hours of hiking to get there?