With his impressive structures, King Ludwig II of Bavaria created romantic fairy-tale worlds that are still enchanting today. The castles tour begins to the west with Schloss Neuschwanstein and ends in the east at Schloss Herrenchiemsee.
Battlements, rooftops, turrets, 228 rooms, 380 doors, around 600 windows, and even an artificial stalactite cavern: Neuschwanstein is the most famous of his castles and one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Germany.
After 17 years of construction, the fairy-tale king wanted to live there alone and look out over his kingdom. In the end however, it was only 172 days. He died before completion of the structure in June 1886.