Question 1: The castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau sit in the foothills of which mountain range?
- Balkan Mountains
- Bavarian Alps
- Pyrenees Mountains
Correct Answer: Bavarian Alps
Fact: The Bavarian Alps in Germany comprise various mountain chains of the Northern Limestone Alps in the state of Bavaria and sit along the border with Austria. This region is renowned for its stunning mountain peaks, lush meadows, and pristine lakes.
Question 2: Which architectural style characterizes Neuschwanstein Castle?
Correct Answer: Romanesque
Fact: Although originally planned as a neo-gothic building, Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most beautiful specimens of the Romanesque style. Some of the characteristic features of the style are tall towers, semi-circular arches, and monolithic columns.
Question 3: Which building’s architecture was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle?
- Sleeping Beauty Castle
- Buckingham Palace
Correct Answer: Sleeping Beauty Castle
Fact: Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney to place something similar at the center of Disneyland in California. Sleeping Beauty Castle also appears in the studio credit at the beginning of each Disney film.