Neuschwanstein is easily one of the most popular of all the castles and palaces Europe has to offer. Around one and a half million people visit the castle each year and it continues to draw in tourists thanks to its fairy-tale beauty and stunning location. Ironically Neuschwanstein was originally built by King Ludwig II as a retreat to allow him to escape from the pressures of public life.
Neuschwanstein has appeared in many movies and has provided the inspiration for many castle designs including that of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland.
It really is one of those places you should see once in your lifetime. With Innsbruck and Munich a short drive away there's no excuse not to visit if you're in the area. The nearby town of Fussen is also worth a visit with its beautiful lake.
Make sure you plan your visit as Neuschwanstein sees 6000 visitors a day at peak times throughout the year. Visit the website link for more information.