No matter how old we are, everyone loves a fairytale because of its magical power to bring us back to the sweet memory of childhood. The tender moments when we believed in the magic our mothers told us about when they tucked us into bed. The stories were all about kings and queens, castles, heroic deeds and, of course, beautiful love. It has always been so, that people loved fairytales, even in the 19th century, when Ludwig II of Bavaria decided he loved them so much, that it was time to build a real fairytale castle on the rocky slopes of the Alps. And so, two centuries later, on a beautiful September day, my friends and I set out on a five-hour journey to explore the great castle of Neuschwanstein and all its surroundings – near and far.