The Neuschwanstein castle comes from the fairy tales. Its creator, the Bavarian king Ludwig the Second, was so obsessed with the medieval German legends that he almost drove the kingdom into bankrupcy with this incredible construction which took twenty years to build. Of course, such enterprises hardly ever have a good ending and the king paid the biggest possible price in a mysterious accident on the shore of the lake Starnberg just 172 days after he started living in his new castle. The name Neuschwanstein means „new swan stone“, which will provide you with a slight
idea of Ludwig's interest in swans. When you enter the castle, you will understand the real meaning of it – the whole interior is devoted to these beautiful white birds, and on the walls there are paintings of mythical scenes from the operas by the composer Richard Wagner, a close friend and a big debtor of the king.
In the end, the Neuschwanstein castle became one of the symbols of Bavaria and served as inspiration for the fabulous Disney logo.