Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

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Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th - century Bavarian palace on a rugged hill in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner, the King's inspiring muse. Although public photography of the interior is not permitted, it is the most photographed building in Germany and is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Ludwig himself named it Neue Hohenschwangau; the name Neuschwanstein was coined after his death.The reclusive Ludwig did not allow visitors to his castles, which he intended as personal refuges, but after his death in 1886 the castle was opened to the public (in part due to the need to pay off the debts Ludwig incurred financing its construction). Since that time over 50 million people have visited the Neuschwanstein Castle. About 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared in several movies, and was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle (1955) at both Disneyland Park and Kong Disneyland.

Pieces 2000
Age Adult
Dimensions 38" x 26"
Manufacturer Buffalo Games
Theme Castles, Germany
Product Type Jigsaw Puzzle
Mfg. Part Number 2017
UPC Number 079346020171
Item Number 74836

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