King Ludwig was called "Mad Ludwig" because many thought he was insane. He disliked politics and preferred to spend his time attending operas and building many fanciful castles. He hired a theatre set designer to build this magical castle in 1869. Neuschwanstein castle is so spectacular that the King's government nearly went bankrupt during its 17-year construction. It later became the model for the castle in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty and the Magic Kingdom itself. This masterpiece is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Germany.
This ¾" thick wooden replica of Neuschwanstein Castle is handcrafted in the U.S. to reflect its historical features. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back.