The above image is a very well known one. This is the famous Neuschwanstein castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein in German) in Bavaria (Bayern), Germany. It was started by kind Ludwig II and was completed in late nineteenth century.
This was probably one of the major inspirations for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. While others feel that there other castles that Cinderella Castle was based on, I believe that Neuschwanstein was the most important one.
This is an original photo I took a few years ago when we finally made it to this beautiful location. The photo was taken from a bridge overlooking the castle and the valley below. The hike to the location was also a lot fun.