You know that iconic Disney castle that greets you at the beginning of almost every Disney movie? It’s the castle from Sleeping Beauty, inspired by the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. Built by the (possibly mad) King Ludwig II of Bavaria, it was designed as a hideaway, as well as a palace evoking Medieval myth and fantasy. Note the word “evoke”- it’s a 19th century romantic eclecticism castle, not an actual 5th-15th century medieval one. It was built on the remains of 2 medieval castles though. Tragically, king Ludwig II didn’t live to see his castle completed, but was instead dethroned and died under mysterious circumstances.