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 "...the location is one of the most beautiful to be found, holy and unapproachable, a worthy temple for the divine friend who has brought salvation and true blessing to the world."
– King Ludwig II of Bavaria
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Game Info[]

City must be built within 2 tiles of a mountain that is inside your territory.


Neuschwanstein is a very useful Wonder, and highly beneficial if built in one of a civilization's cities that meets the requirements for it (i.e. a city within 2 tiles of a mountain inside the civilization's territory). A big empire with many Castles will reap especially great benefits from Neuschwanstein.

If a player who constructs Neuschwanstein adopts the Professional Army policy from the Honor tree (or, in Brave New World, adopts the Autocracy ideology and selects the Fortified Borders tenet), that player's Castles will provide a total of +3 Gold Gold, +2 Culture Culture, and +2 20xHappiness5.png Happiness each.

Given that the AI has a tendency to avoid settling cities near mountains, AI players will rarely, if ever, attempt to build this Wonder. This can be a considerable advantage, because once Railroads has been researched, City-States will give quests for Neuschwanstein, and it can be built without competition (given a city that has a mountain nearby, that is).

Note that mountainous Natural Wonders within 2 tiles of a city (Grand Mesa, Mt. Fuji, Old Faithful, Cerro de Potosi, Mt. Kailash, Mt. Sinai, Sri Pada, Uluru, King Solomon's Mines and Mt. Kilimanjaro) often may not count as mountains for the purpose of building Neuschwanstein.

Civilopedia entry[]

Commissioned by the "Mad King" Ludwig II of Bavaria in the late 19th century, the Neuschwanstein Castle has since become the symbol for iconic "fairy tale" castles commonly found in children's literature and fables. Built into a hillside near the town of Füssen in Germany, Ludwig had intended the castle to be his retreat from public view, as he was known for his reclusive nature. Following his death, the castle became a popular tourist attraction, and eventually served as the inspiration for the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle created by Walt Disney.


Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clear.pngAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-only.pngBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-only.pngCN Tower GodsKings5 clear.pngChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-only.pngGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clear.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clear.pngGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clear.pngInternational Space Station BNW-only.pngKremlinLeaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clear.pngLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Neuschwanstein GodsKings5 clear.pngNotre DameOracleParthenon BNW-only.pngPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clear.pngPorcelain TowerProra BNW-only.pngPyramidsRed Fort BNW-only.pngSistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clear.pngUffizi BNW-only.pngUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-only.pngGrand Temple GodsKings5 clear.pngHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clear.pngNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-only.pngOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Barringer CraterCerro de Potosi1El Dorado1Fountain of Youth1Grand MesaGreat Barrier ReefKing Solomon's Mines BNW-only.pngKrakatoaLake Victoria BNW-only.pngMt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clear.pngMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-only.pngMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clear.pngOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clear.pngUluru GodsKings5 clear.png
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