It must be pretty hectic at Neuschwanstein right now... 28th June 2012 ... almost the height of the tourist season.
They have massive queques to get in and see the castle ... and you have to keep moving
I think I read that you are only in there for about an hour and then you are out !
It would be nice to go there, pay your entrance fee and wander round at will all day long .
Of course now Ludvig's brilliant castle is earning millions for the German State and I dare say the Bavarian authorities in general.
Its ironic that it was those same Bavarian authorities that harrassed Ludvig during
his lifetime, refused to lend more money to him and sent him over the edge.
Without King Ludvig ..... his dreams and romantic visions..... that wonderful castle
wouldn't even exist.http://celebheaven.freepowerboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=515
Today, with 1.3 million visitors per year Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. For security reasons the palace can only be visited during a 35-minute guided tour.
There are also special guided tours that focus on specific topics.
In the peak season from June until August, Neuschwanstein has up to 6000 visitors per day, and guests without advance reservation may have to wait several hours.
perhaps today that visitor figure is even higher than 1.3 million !
correction, you dont even get an hour in there........... its 35 minutes !