The Gruesome Cinderella at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

The original Cinderella Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany photo by Unknown

Did you know that Cinderella’s evil step sisters attempted to fit into her glass slipper by cutting off parts of their feet?  Only to have the prince alarmed after receiving their eyes that were plucked out by pigeons…. Read the full Brothers Grimm story here.  Enjoy.


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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

19 Comments on this post

  1. I absolutely love this castle! It’s world’s most beautiful, in my opinion!

    Romania In Our Hearts / Reply
  2. This is one of my favourite castles in the world! It is the perfect fairy tale castle 😀

    Christine R. / Reply
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  5. Neuschwanstein is an amazing place, built by Ludwig der Zweite (Ludwig the second). I think he lived in a nearby castle that has the peacock motif (Linderhof) while this one, with the swan motif, was being built. The name, in German, means new swan. He was quite a colorful character. While the official cause of death of Ludwig was labeled insanity, the true story seems to be he might have been murdered for being gay. The castle is truly an amazing piece of architecture. I would love to go back for a visit.

    Rick Waid / Reply
  6. Oh, wow. That picture is just amazing. I had no idea this castle existed! This is one of the reasons I love your blog!

    Ciara Meehan / Reply
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