Although it is called a castle, this building in Schwangau, Germany is not a medieval fortress. With towering white turrets, Neuschwanstein Castle is a fanciful 19th century palace built for Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ludwig II died before his romantic home was completed. Eventually the graceful building was named Neuschwanstein, which means new swan stone.
In 2007, Neuschwanstein Castle was named a finalist in the campaign to designate New 7 Wonders of the World.