The fairytale king, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is known for his love of extraordinary castles. Construction on the most famous one, Neuschwanstein, commenced in 1869. When King Ludwig II died in 1886, construction was halted and the castle remained unfinished. Today, it is one of the world‘s most visited tourist attractions. In our model, you can even look into the throne room.
Mass of bricks:
In the real castle, over 400,000 bricks and about 5,000 tons of marble were used.
Almost as many LEGO® bricks – over 300,000 – were used in our model.
In the 19th century horses were the main means of transportation after walking. That’s why many towns had a blacksmith who made shoes for the animals. By the way, King Ludwig II had a magnificent golden coach that you can see in LEGO® format right in front of the castle.
Embers without heat:
The embers in the fireplace of the blacksmith are illuminated as if they were really hot but they aren’t. Optical fibers create the illusion of a colorful glow with a revolving aperture.
View of the Alps
In the background you can see the panorama view of the Ammergau Alps with the peaks of Mount Säuling (2,047 m, 6,715 ft.) and Mount Tegelberg (1,720 m, 5,643 ft). This unique location makes Neuschwanstein Castle so extraordinary. You can also enjoy a wonderful view from behind the castle at Mary’s Bridge which spans the Pollat Gorge that is 91 m (298 ft.) high.
In the wrong spot:
Normally the King’s House is located on the Schachen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We moved it closer to the castle.
Did you know?
Neuschwanstein Castle was the first LEGO® model that was completely planned and built in LEGOLAND® Deutschland. Six model builders put together 300,000 LEGO bricks in six months. The model weighs more than 300 kg (661 lbs) and has been in place in MINILAND since April 2003.