The first time I saw Neuschwanstein Castle I was amazed. Not only it looks like a fairy tale castle itself, but it is also located in one of the most wonderful regions of Germany. High mountains (sometimes covered with snow), gorgeous forests and stunning green lakes. There is no wonder why Walt Disney was inspired by it when he though about Cinderella’s castle. So, if you are thinking about having a Neuschwanstein Castle wedding, you are not the first person to be enchanted by such an incredible beauty.
A little bit of history behind the Neuschwanstein Castle
The construction of the castle began in 1869, by the orders of king Ludwig II of Bavaria. The shy dreamer, who had none of the typical characteristics of a popular king, was lost in his fantasy world. After all, Bavaria, allied with Austria, had lost a war against the expanding Prussia. And the consequences? Ludwig II ended up as a constitutional monarch, with not so much freedom of action. That is why he decided to build a fantasy world around him in which – far away from reality – he could feel as he was a real king. His historic, poetic and ideal interpretation of his role as king was finally his downfall. Possibly, he even preferred to die rather than return to reality. And that is what happened…
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. Nowadays, Neuschwanstein is one of the most famous castles in Europe. Every year more than one million people visit “the Cinderela Castle” in Germany.
Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding
Although a lot of people dream about getting married in this fairy tale castle, unfortunately it is not possible to get married inside of it. But don’t be disappointed just yet… The most beautiful aspect of Neuschwanstein is not how it look from the inside, but how wonderful it is from the outside. The setting of Neuschwanstein could not be more idyllic…. On top of a hill, you will see this white dreamy castle, standing above the picturesque valley of Hohenschwangau. So what if you could get married in a place with this background?
Oh, yes! Now you got it. There is a better alternative for those who are looking for a Neuschwanstein Castle wedding! A romantic exchange of vows having this fairy tale castle in the background. Maybe surrounded by a white snowy ground during winter, or even during summer, as the sun sets in the Bavarian Alps. To make it even better, the castle is not the only amazing place where you can make gorgeous wedding photos. You will be surprised how fascinating is nature around it!
“But how can I get married around the Neuschwanstein Castle?” – you must be asking yourself. The best way of doing this, is to plan a small wedding or an elopement. Check some tips about how to start below.
Planning your big day
If you have room in your budget for a wedding planner – I highly recommend you start there. Your wedding planner will assist you in finding the best location for the ceremony, choosing trustworthy vendors and allocating your budget to your priority list. If you don’t speak German, it easy to get lost on the way… Having a good wedding planner will make your life easier when figuring all the details.
Not less important, are the wedding photos. If you chose such a special place to get married, you want make sure that you will be able to remember every single dreamy detail. So you should make sure you find the best wedding photographer for you. The one that makes your imagination fly when you see the wedding photos. If you feel like this when you see the photos around here, I would love to get to know you better and help you on the next steps! Just write me a message and let’s make this real :)
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