NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY- few things you should really know about it besides the Disney aspect. It means 'new swan stone' in German. the guy that built it (King Ludwig II) was quite the character. great place to visit :)
Guide to Finding German Ancestors: Many German ancestors did not reside in present day Germany. Boundaries have fluctuated & the hardships associated w/ political power changes sometimes caused Germans to settle in non-Germanic neighboring countries.