The real Cinderella's Castle. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany.
The Free State of Bavaria , Alemannic German: Freistaat Bayre, Austro-Bavarian: Freistoot Boarn, Main-Franconian: Freischdood Bayan) is a state of Germany, located in the southeast. With an area of 70,548 square kilometres (27,200 sq mi), it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany. Bavaria is Germany's second most populous state (after North Rhine-Westphalia), with 12.5 million inhabitants, more than any of the three sovereign nations on its borders. Bavaria's capital and largest city is Munich, the third largest city in Germany.