Disney Castle Based on Real Castle in Germany

October 31, 2011 at 4:00 am 7 comments

By Chad Upton | Editor

Often inspired by the Disney fairytales of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, many young girls dress as princesses for Halloween.

While they are popular fairytales, these theme-park castles are largely based on a real castle in Germany — Neuschwanstein Castle. Look at the resemblance:

Disney has also noted the inspiration from structures in France too: Notre Dame de Paris and Hospices de Beaune.

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Sources: wikipedia (Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Cinderella CastleNeuschwanstein Castle)

Photos: Katie Rommel-Esham (cc) Jack Versloot (cc)

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. travelingmad  |  October 31, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing :)

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  • 2. mschristiner  |  October 31, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Just added it to my travel wish list!! Thanks for sharing. I love castles and really want to see as many castles in Europe as possible :)

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  • 3. n.darling  |  October 31, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I was just thinking how EVERY year my 5 year old grand-daughter dresses up as a princess for Halloween, wondering how many choices she has left! Then opened your enchanting post! We hope to visit the really fun castle as a family one day:) Beautiful! Thanks<3

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  • 4. n.darling  |  October 31, 2011 at 8:53 am

    p.s. Muncaster castle, in England, studied by paranormal reseachers, deemed most haunted in the world! Beyond spooky!

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  • 5. labor day  |  December 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

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  • 6. Robbie  |  January 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I just went there last May. It is Füssen Germany. Incredible place.

    Reply
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