Neuschwanstein Castle stands above Hohenschwangau near Füssen in the Ostallgäu region of southern Bavaria. It was built from 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealized image of a knight's castle from the Middle Ages.
Neuschwanstein is one of the most famous sights in Germany and the most famous of Ludwig II's castles. About 1.5 million tourists visit the structure, often referred to as the "fairy tale castle," every year.
The photo shows the south side of the castle at sunrise in summer from the Marienbrücke.
It was a beautiful, albeit very windy, summer morning in August and it was really pleasant to stand there all alone before the crowds storm the bridge. Who ever was there in the afternoon, knows what I mean... ;-) Only after sunrise came the first visitors and so I could take a few pictures in peace.