I'm doing some serious itinerary planning for a multiple city Munich, Salzburg, Vienna trip next year. I hadn't realized that there were so many Wittelsbach castles and some that are much more convenient than Neuschwanstein to Munich I'd kind of assumed I had to go to Neuschwanstein Castle ( much as one visits Versailles for the castle experience from Paris). I understand that Neuschwanstein is probably the best but do you feel that the Residence would be a substitute. I'm looking for a diverse highlight trip with a mix of experiences leaning towards cultural and historically important sites. I didn't see every castle in the vicinity of London and didn't feel that I had missed out would eliminating Neuschwanstein be a mistake?