Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II. It attracts every year around 1.4 million visitors from all over the world to southern Bavaria. Its romantic architecture and its activities like the carriage rides and the guided tours through the entire castle are particularly fascinating. Indeed, the historical background of this place has great importance in Bavarian history. Learn more about King Ludwig II, his biography, legends and myths. Discover all behind the man who ascended the throne at the age of eighteen with no political experience? How did he rule Bavaria from 1864 to 1886? Experience the past at first hand in the chambers of King Ludwig II. However, don’t be fooled by the medieval facade that existed 134 years ago, the most modern technology lurks behind closed doors. Besides, the natural surroundings also offer idyllic views of Neuschwanstein. Yet, a boat trip on the Forggensee and a visit to the important pilgrimage church Wieskirche can be included in your tour as well.