I had been wanting to visit Neuschwanstein ever since I saw a poster of it while I was in college. Finally, last year, I was able to make that dream a reality. It is every bit as gorgeous as it is in the picture, if not moreso.
If you're going to visit, be sure to bring good walking shoes. After we bought our tickets, we had to walk up a steep hill for about half an hour. There are even gift shops and restaurants in the middle of it. If you don't want to walk, you can take a horse and buggy up.
Once we got to the castle, we had to wait another half hour for our tour to start, and there isn't much else to do once you're at the top of the hill. But I still thought it was worth it. Our guide told us lots of interesting facts about the castle and the family who lived there. And there are gorgeous fresco paintings on most of the walls on the inside. There is also a room that resembles a cave, down to the rock walls.
We weren't allowed to take pictures of the inside of the castle, only out the windows. But there was a great view from up there of the gorgeous valley below so we got some nice shots.
After leaving the castle, we followed a trail to a rickety bridge over the valley about half a mile away from the castle. That's how we got this picture. Let me tell you; that bridge was scary. It was a long way down.
To get to the castle, you need to take a bus from the Fussen train station. Basically all the busses from that train station go there. Or you can walk, but it is quite a hike, literally. We had to hike back when we missed the last bus.
There are places to stay in Fussen, but not that many since it is a small town. We took the train in from Munich for the day.