Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle by Mind Map: Neuschwanstein Castle

1. Location

1.1. Bavaria, Germany

1.2. close to Fussen, popular tourist spot

1.3. on top of a hill in Bavaria Alps

2. Origin of the name

2.1. New Swan Stone

2.2. derived from a character from Wagner's Swan Knight

2.3. originally named as New Hohenschwangau Castle

2.3.1. changed to Neuschwanstein after King Ludwig's death

3. History

3.1. built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria

3.1.1. a.k.a "The Fairy Tale King"

3.1.2. an admirer of a composer named Wagner

3.2. built in 19th Century

3.2.1. took 3 years to be built

3.3. designed by Christian Jank

3.3.1. a theatrical designer.

4. Structure/Features

4.1. no throne room

4.2. state of the art technology

4.2.1. every floor has toilet with automatic flushing system

4.2.2. air heating system

4.2.3. water supply from a nearby spring

4.3. a beautiful inner garden

4.4. an artificial cave

4.5. has 14 rooms

4.5.1. each room is majestically devorated

5. interesting facts

5.1. most photographed buildings in the world, even if photography is not permitted inside of the castle.

5.2. Sleeping Beauty Castle’s design in Disneyland was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle.

5.3. most visited castle in Germany

5.4. one of the most popular tourist destination in the world