Constructed in 1869 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the castle was built to be his own private retreat. He built it in honor of Richard Wagner, a German composer and theatre director. Unfortunately, he died having only spent 172 days living there. It was never fully completed. Shortly after his death, the castle was opened to the public and it remains a very popular tourist attraction to this day.
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Chris Wills, founder and developer of the Duckwyn Project, a Travel Passport app for parents and kids to explore and document their travel adventures.