Neuschwanstein Castle, an eccentric whim of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is beautifully built and integrated into a natural setting of stunning beauty: the Poellat River Gorge. The best way to see this gorge is through the path of the Tegelberg mountain 1730 meters high and near the village of Schwangau. The road, a little over three hours, descends through alpine meadows with black pines into the beautiful valley of Poellat. A very alpine landscape with views of the highest peaks, such as Säuling of 2,047 m and those that form the backdrop of lakes and Schwansee Alpsee. After almost two hours the trail arrives, through dense beech and spruce.