Neuschwanstein Castle is set on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
Dublin - Rainy day alternative - National Archaeology museum of Ireland (Kildare St). The historical and archaeological treasures of Ireland are housed in this extraordinary Victorian building. Admission is FREE to this wonderful attraction, which is capped by a beautiful, 62-foot high dome. Kildare street, Dublin.