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Most beautiful castle
There's no question which castle Disney thought the most magical in the world; the company modelled the Sleeping Beauty castles in its theme parks on it. "Mad King Ludwig" of Bavaria commissioned Neuschwanstein Castle in the 1860s. Like its theme park counterparts, it is a fantasy of towering white turrets and spires, built more for theatrical effect than any defensive purpose. But its coup de grâce is its stunning location amid the Bavarian mountains near Füssen, where it often seems to float on clouds: a spot that Ludwig himself described as, "the most beautiful one you could find, holy and unapproachable... "