Neuscwanstein is the most famous of the Imperial Palaces built by Ludwig II. It is a fairytale castle perched in the mountains with turrets towers and gables everywhere.

These photographs attempt to show its features. Above is the first sighting from the parking area at the base of the hill. Below from the top of the Horse Drawn Carriage ride - still well below the castle.

Below again is the side wall and turret of the entrance courtyard.

Neushwanstein - the castle walls

Below the main turret towers over the building - was this Rapunzels tower?

The fairytale castle