Like something out of a postcard – or a fairy tale – Schloss Neuschwanstein rises majestically from a rugged Bavarian hillside in the German Alps. The 19th century castle overlooks an idyllic emerald valley, complete with a picturesque winding river.

If this reminds you of a scene out of a Disney movie, well, you wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Disney artists took inspiration from Neuschwanstein when designing Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1955, and later Cinderella Castle in 1970.

To see the amazing Neuschwanstein in person, Culture Trip Germany offers a full-day tour from Munich on their “Ludwig’s Castles” excursion. Another great and immersive option is a river cruise, such as Uniworld’s 10-day “Rhine-Main Discovery and Munich” itinerary, which showcases this castle and scores of others throughout Germany.

To plan your own fairytale getaway, call your Stellar Travel advisor today.