the castle Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany • Royal castle from “Sleeping Beauty” (Sleeping Beauty) was inspired by Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria. It served as a model for the fairy-tale castle in Disneyland theme parks, as well as the backdrop for many films. • Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most popular German tourist destination, which is annually visited by about 1.3 million tourists. It was included on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. It covers an area of 5,935 m², at an altitude of 965 meters. Of the planned 228 rooms completed all 15.