It is real, but there’s no enchanted spinning wheel awaiting to prick your finger and lull you to a deep sleep that would last for an eternity.
Text and Photo by Jennifer Ellson
Indeed, there is a real ‘Disney Castle’ once owned by a real king! It’s called the Neuschwanstein Castle, or Schloss Neuschwanstein in German, and it was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park in California, and at Hong Kong Disneyland.
But instead of Princess Aurora, it was a real Bavarian King, Ludwig II, who occupied the place.
So where is this neo-romanesque castle?
Located just some two hours away from Munich by car or train, it is worth a side trip as the journey down to southwest Bavaria has some majestic and spectacular views of the German and Austrian Alps. And not to worry, as there’s no enchanted spinning wheel awaiting you at the castle to prick your finger and lull you to a deep sleep that would last for an eternity. What’s waiting are the many mom-and-pop diners along the way, so be sure to stop and sample real Bavarian cuisine at these little gems.
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- Munich’s B&B: Beers & BMWs (foodtrips.ca)
- Where in the world is the real X-Men and Luthor Mansion? (foodtrips.ca)
- ‘The Amazing Race.’ Bavaria, Germany. Season 20 ep. 5 (the1tvjunkie.wordpress.com)