This is Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany near the village of Fussen. The foundation stone was layed in 1869 and construction was finished in 1886, after King Ludwig II untimely death. The castle receives over 1 million visitors per year, and during the years 1984-87, when I lived in Germany, I can't begin to count how many times I visited the castle. My first visit was during the summer of 1981, when I traveled to Germany with my friend Tricia. Want a great meal in the shadow of the beautiful building? Check out The Hotel Mueller and check out the views from the Sun Terrace. It's wonderful.
My castle is about 6x4 inches, pretty small for such a grand castle. With the background, I think it will end up about 8x10 inches or so. The castle beading will be completed using all size 15 seed beads.