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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

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Shortly after its construction, Ludwig II died. He was found at the bottom of a nearby lake. While many speculated that he may have been assassinated, others believe it may have been suicide. After his death, the castle was open to the public and transformed into one of the busiest tourist attractions in Germany. 

Pictured above is one of the many entrances to the castle. You can find thousands of spectators roaming around this area. The exterior isn’t the only thing beautiful about Neuschwanstein Castle, the inside is equally as captivating. 

One of the most beautiful features is the Throne Room. While Ludwig died before he could finish the second floor of the castle, he managed to design the third and floor beautifully for this particular room. The Throne Room is decorated to mimic Byzantine churches and has an incredible 13-foot chandelier. 

Read on to see where the 2014 Disney production of Maleficent took place.  

And, if you didn’t already know, Aurora’s castle is the one at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.