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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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Neuschwanstein is a Modern Era Wonder in Civilization V: Gods & Kings.

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 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-State 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 (The 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 of 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 clearAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-onlyBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-onlyCN Tower GodsKings5 clearChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-onlyGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clearGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clearGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clearInternational Space Station BNW-onlyKremlinLarge Hadron Collider2Leaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clearLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Motherland Calls2 BNW-onlyNeuschwanstein GodsKings5 clearNotre DameOraclePanama Canal2Parthenon BNW-onlyPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clearPorcelain TowerProra BNW-onlyPyramidsRed Fort BNW-onlySistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clearThree Gorges Dam2Uffizi BNW-onlyUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-onlyGrand Temple GodsKings5 clearHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clearNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-onlyOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Cerro de PotosiEl DoradoFountain of YouthKing Solomon's Mines BNW-onlyKrakatoaLake Titicaca2Lake Victoria BNW-onlyMt. Everest2Mt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clearMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-onlyMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clearOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clearThe Barringer CraterThe Grand MesaThe Great Barrier ReefUluru GodsKings5 clear
1 Requires a DLC2 Сut from the game

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.