| Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
The Neuschwanstien Castle is the most famous castle in all of Europe. It is called the "fairy tale castle". It is located in the state of Bavaria, near Fussen. The creator was King Ludwig II, also known as the "fairytale king". He was a great admirer of the famous composer, Richard Wagner. Therefore, he wanted to build a castle for himself, based on Wager's operas. Construction started in 1869. It was supposed to be finished within 3 years, but Ludwig II wanted it to be perfect-no excuses. The castle wasn't even finished after Ludwig's death in 1886-until 7 weeks later. It actually had toilets, heated air, and running water. Neuschwanstien literally means "New Swan Castle" again based off of Wagner's characters. It also inspired Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle in Disney World.