Neuschwanstein Castle was built by the lonely, fairy tale King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 1800s. He built it high in the mountains so he could escape from the politics in Munich. When he died he wanted the castle to be destroyed so no-one could see it. Only 6 weeks after his death and the castle was open to the public. It is the most amazing man made structure I have ever seen. This picture was taken from a bridge about half a km away.Hohenschwangau Castle from Neuschwanstein Castle. It was built by Ludwig's father and is very beautiful itself but nothing compared to Neuschwanstein.