This is Neuschwanstein (which translates to New Swan Stone) one of King Ludwig's castles in Bavaria near Füssen. The naming of the castle comes from the fact that the Swan was Ludwig's favorite animal, figures of which can be seen in Neuschwanstein as well as in his other palaces.
As beautiful as it is the castle was only one third complete when King Ludwig died and construction was halted and as a result the unfinished rooms are left off the castle tour. Inside the castle near the second gift shop there are drawings on the wall of what the castle would have looked like had it been completed.
It is said that Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for the castle in the Disney film Sleeping Beauty as well as the castles in both Disneyland and Disneyland Hong Kong.
Just below Neuschwanstein is Schloss Hohenschwangau, which literally means Castle of the High Swan County.
This photo is taken from the Marienbrücke, or Mary's Bridge which was built in the 1860s (if I remember correctly) and spans a gorge in the mountains behind the castle. On this particular day the bridge was closed because it had not been cleared and was covered in snow but I couldn't let the opportunity pass by to get such wonderful shots of the castle.