Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century Bavarian castle. Located about two hours on the train from Munich, the castle was built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner, the King's inspiring muse. Apparently its the most photographed building in Germany.
The castle's famous fairytale appearance lends itself to frequent use in popular culture including being the inspiration for Disneys castle which was why Mel was so keen on seeing it. It was a great day trip and was definetly worth the long train ride, it was also great having a day to recover from the two previous sessions in Munich.