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Neuschwanstein Castle

This palace was built with a vision of creating a place of retreat and private refuge for the late King Ludwig II of Bavaria. However, several weeks after the death of the shy king it was open to the public. It now welcomes about 1.4 million visitors every year and in peak summer months this popular sight can reach as high as 6,000 visitors per day.

Tickets

Tickets can be reserved online and purchased in the ticket centre in Hohenschwangau, a village below the castle.

Free admission applies for children and young adults under 18 years of age. Special discounted group and student rates are available. Standard admission charges start at €12. If you choose to avail of bundle offers of viewing neighbouring castles can cost €23/ €24. If you plan an extended stay you can buy a 14 day pass that permits you to see some of the most beautiful sights that Bavaria has to offer.

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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate was built in the 18th century and is located on the border between East and West Berlin. Particularly in the Cold War era and due to its close proximity with the Berlin Wall, it represented a divide between the East and West. However, since the Berlin Wall was knocked it is now hailed as a monumental symbol for German unity.

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