The Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II. the fairy-tale king, remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria. The Würzburg Residence and the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg are also popular with visitors.
With almost 1.5 million guests, the attraction in 2017 once again recorded an increase of 3.1 percent over the previous year. This was announced by the Ministry of Finance in Munich on Monday. Last year, a total of more than five million visitors visited the state-owned castles, palaces and residences.
Bavaria’s Minister of Finance Markus Söder (CSU) announced that Neuschwanstein will be heavily restored so that it can continue to withstand the onslaught. As part of the first comprehensive refurbishment since the palace was built, the stately rooms would be refurbished at a cost of 20.2 million euros and the gate construction at a cost of 1.3 million euros. The other two Ludwig castles also attracted many visitors. More than 400,000 people came to Linderhof and more than 376,000 to Herrenchiemsee.