In the exciting visual adventure Mystery of Neuschwanstein, you will find all of the ingredients needed for a thrilling mystery adventure: a world famous castle, the mysterious, unexplained death of a fairy-tale king, and plenty of anonymous clues pointing to a whole web of dark conspiracies!
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Release Date: Feb 18, 2015

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A world famous castle, the mysterious, unexplained death of a romantic king, and anonymous clues pointing to a whole web of dark conspiracies—what more does a savvy journalist need for a gripping story—maybe one with Pulitzer potential?

As an investigative reporter for the Irish magazine “Facts & Fancy,” Sarah Hamilton does not miss a beat as she receives hints that something strange is going on at the famous Bavarian castle Neuschwanstein. In the thrilling puzzle adventure Mystery of Neuschwanstein, Sarah and her new acquaintance Wolfgang Adler, a professor of historical criminology from Heidelberg, find themselves on a dangerous search for the truth behind Germany’s most famous unsolved death—the untimely death of the Fairy Tale King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1886.

Was his death in the shallows of Lake Starnberg the result of a successful suicide attempt, as the official sources claim? Or was it indeed murder? And who actually profited from the death of the monarch?

This gorgeous castle is more than meets the eye. It conceals secret passages, hidden rooms, and other secrets! Sarah and Professor Adler will have to combine their knowledge and different skills to get to the bottom of things. But that is easier said than done when a mysterious monk starts passing on cryptic messages, and the first dead body turns up.

The ambitious journalist and absent-minded Professor Adler will have to stay on the ball as they carry out their investigation; people are not as they seem, and some of them do not want the secrets of Neuschwanstein to see the light of day. What is hidden behind the polite facade of the castellan Beatrix von Lohen, and what is the Italian building inspector Francetti really up to? And then there are rumors about the “Guglmänner,” though nobody knows what role they play in the web of conspiracies.

Will you be able to accompany Sarah and Professor Adler through this adventure and solve the mystery of the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein and the unexplained death of King Ludwig II?


  • An exciting mystery story about Neuschwanstein Castle based on the true story of King Ludwig II of Bavaria
  • Help Sarah uncover the secret of Neuschwanstein and the death of Ludwig II!
  • Beautiful and challenging puzzles and complex visual scenes
  • Hand painted scenes
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • With German and English voice-over talents
  • Developed by Chimera Entertainment

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Prozessor 1,8-2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: recommended
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Prozessor 2,66GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: recommended
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
Mystery of Neuschwanstein is nice little casual hidden-object game .
I got this game as a gift and I played the whole game (including the bonus chapter ) in around 4 hours .

Gameplay 7/10
Traditional hidden-object game style . Nothing new is added to the genre , but it also doesn't fail anywhere .You combine a few things e.g. glue with another object and of course you riddle the hidden-object scenes . A bit short ( I finished the game and bonus chapter in around 4 hours )

Music /Sound 7/10
The sound of the environment is well done , you've got the sizzling sound of fire , rain, and so on .There 's no real epic background music (like in Skyrim ) , but some nice relaxing and sometimes suspense adding tunes , that are actually quite nice . Well IMHO this music fits this type of game way better as epic music would draw the attention away from the puzzles .

Story 7/10
Well the story as almost always in hidden object games is kind of to say .hmm...not very logical , a little far off.. but honestly I don't really care with these games ... they're still fun .So don't expect anything life changing or really touching , story wise .

It supports Steam Cloud and has various achievements .

Synopsis :
Good game for a rainy day...or a few hours of hidden-object fun .
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
This is overall a good enough game, but it also does have a decent enough amounts of faults. While overall I'm giving it a recommended because the good outweighs the bad, I'd advise to wait on buying for there to be some actual guides out there because this game sorely needs a guide.

+NIce visuals. The style is very good and makes everything look really nice and prevents it from suffering from some of the issues that can exist in the genre.
+Pretty good story. It's a nice mystery with a logical premise and doesn't rely heavily on the supernatural which does make for a refreshing change of pace.
+Good characters. The characterization is pretty solid and the characters are reasonably interesting.
+I loved the elements of the camera, UV light and night vision goggles. It was neat to be able to take a pic of something and use it for a puzzle later or the character would send it to someone and get an email back later about what the object was.

-The hint system is really not too good. Hints recharge fast, and that's awesome, but the issue is that about the most direction you'll get is what location to go to, but when you get to that location you have to figure out what to do and if you're stuck it becomes click around everywhere trying to find something new. If you are playing on easy at least you get some direction with blinking on items you can pick up and interact with, but I also found some didn't blink and it still led to some pixel hunting and guesswork.
-Some of the puzzles are sorely lacking in direction. One example of this is some puzzles where you find zodiac symbols painted somewhere and some tokens. You got the order the tokens go in, but then you also have to put some decorations into the right order as well, with absolutely no idea how they should go and each token has 4 different combinations multiplied by 4 tokens total, which makes for a lot of trial and error to actually solve the puzzle.

So overall, it's a good enough game, but some core gameplay elements will leave you frustrated and wanting to turn to a guide that at the time of writing this, doesn't seem to exist or at least my google skills are failing to find one. The game runs fine, definitely doesn't have any bugs that I've found yet, the main issue is going to be how little direction you are given and how the hint system barely is of any help and that makes the game harder than it needs to be.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Neushwanstein is one of the most famous castles in Europe, and the inspiration of Disney's Cinderella castle. It was commissioned to be built by Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1869 and has been open to the public since 1886. The game takes place in this historical setting with a couple of conspiracy theories thrown in to liven up the plot.

Storyline: Sarah Hamilton of Fact and Fancy (newspaper) stalled in her investigation of a credit fraud scam is sent to Neuschwanstein to investigate rumors about unusual amounts of debris being generated in the refurbishment of the Neushwanstein. Once there, she meets the resident historian/criminologist Dr. Alder and the castellan Beatrix von Lohen. Together with Dr. Alder, Sarah uncovers what has been happening during the refurbishment and runs across an ancient mystery.

First of all, I am very impressed by the historical accuracy of Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the authenticity of the castle's interior scenes presented in this game; so few games even try for accuracy when basing their story lines on real places or eras. The game includes factoids about King Ludwig II and Neuschwanstein, mostly in the form of Dr. Alder's notes and occassional commentary. Big thumbs up here for accurate information!

However, do let the educational aspect put one off. The game play is both easy and challenging at the same time.

How can this be? One is probably asking. Answer: Easy to follow and fast paced storyline with challenging puzzles.

Gameplay: A nicely blended combination of point and click elements, hidden object scenes and puzzles in a linear story which occurs over six days. There is a very useful and needed for a few locations fast travel map. In casual mode, the map shows the places where an action is still required or some clue needs to be found. No penalties for hints or skips. Achievements for this game can be earned in a single play through and are for the most part story related. Nothing is timed. Three game modes but I suggest Casual play for the little sparkles for two reasons. 1) It is much easier to find the puzzle locations, HO scenes, items, and clues since some are quite small and seem almost hidden. 2) No achievement for Hard mode. There is a bonus chapter (day 6) which is a mystery all by itself and in some ways ties up the loose ends found in the main story line.

Some special features: The player gets to use their cellphone for emails and as a camera, a UV light, fingerprint powder, and night vision goggles. The cell phone also holds various folders: one for Sarah’s notes, Dr. Alder’s notes, and King Ludwig’s diary pages. Plus there is a task folder. Reading the notes, emails, diary pages prompts the game forward to the next set of tasks.

Hidden Object scenes: Found in logical places like drawers and wall recesses or when looking inside of something. The HO scenes blend into the gameplay without standing out and the stuff found in the scene is what one would expect to find in that location. Basically no contrived or ‘just because’ HO scenes. No find clue is unfairly hidden, but they do blend well into the scene so some are quite tough to find even though they are in plain sight. There are also interactive clues so look closely for the cursor change. Some of these finds are quite small, and once again not unfairly hidden and in plain sight. Some find clues are a bit unusual like cube is a dice die. So feel no shame in using that Hint button especially when looking for some of the interactive pieces. NOTE: Late in the game the UV light needs to be used to find some interactive clues. The player is generally prompted by the game when the camera, email, UV light or night vision goggles are needed.

Puzzles: Healthy brain work out challenges and found on locks, computer, and equipment usually. Logic and maze types mostly: 1) Locks – get the correct combination within X amount of moves. 2)Computer hacking puzzles – free flow type where the players needs to connect the same colors in a continuous “line”. These are quite a challenge because the grid is not square and each puzzle has three levels. 3) Lock picking – use the lock pick to open the lock in X amount of moves. 4) Connect wires across a moveable tile grid. 5) Skipping/jumping stones – eliminate stones from playing field by jumping over them until only the DESIGNATED STONE is left in the CENTER. Tough but doable. 6) Rotating sliders. 7) Matching.

Gameplay is about 5-6 hours and well worth the price for many reasons from a built history lesson to a great storyline to challenging HO scenes to brain twister puzzles.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2015
An interesting point and click puzzle game. This was the first game I have played of this type, and I really enjoyed it until towards the end. The big problem for me is that the puzzles get diabolically hard, and there is no real explanation of most of them as to exactly what you have to do to solve them. There is only a single guide on Steam, for one particular puzzle, and no google matches for any of the other puzzles. Instead, to get past a lot of them, I had to resort to a Let's Play series on YouTube (and even they didn't manage to solve all the puzzles, thankfully there is a 'skip' button). So, if you like hard puzzles and point and click games, this is a game for you. If you want to try something new, then keep in mind the hard puzzles. If you don't like difficulty in a game (and I don't, I don't play games for the challenge), then this game may not be for you.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I had this one on my wishlist for a minute. I bought it through Amazon and activated it here. Turns out I'm really enjoying this game.
To the people that don't like the new Hidden Object/Adventure genre, you may not like this game. They don't really advertise it as a HOG on Amazon . I'm thrilled with it. I love HOG's,they were my favorite for a long time.
About this game:
Voice acting-very well done in my opinion and it saves people from reading,which keeps many people from playing games that are really great. . .
Backgrounds- very pretty,looks like they took the time to actually get the scenes correct and nice to look at. . .
Music- I usually turn down most game music most of the way,it tends to get annoying- I did the same with this,so can't really comment on it.
Hidden Object scenes- were very nicely done. It's not the "giant jumble pile" a lot of games tend to use. The things in the scenes were relevant to the game and you really had to "hunt" for them.
Puzzles- They became the same few puzzles over and over,but they were in places you'd expect them to be and they helped move on the game. . .

For me,overall,I think I'd give this game an 8 out of 10,it was worth the price I paid (5 USD) but I don't think I'd pay full price (10 USD) for it personally,I think they try to charge way too much for HOG's that you will usually only play once anyway.

Thanks for reading and Happy Gaming Everyone !!
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
as a bavarian i especially like the setting. normally way more hardcore as a gamer but i think this is quite nice and especially the graphics and the story
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
I really liked the style of the game. Compared to other hidden object adventures I played, this one has an unique look and an intersting historical setting. Always wanted to know more about Castle Neuschwanstein, seems they did a really accomplished combination of fact and fiction. I guess they watched bavarien cop series, this Wachtmeister reminds me strongly of someone...
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9 of 19 people (47%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
Very nice graphics and so far a great hidden object game. Love the setting
Played a bit more and love the historical use of characters. Very nicely done
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
You play the role of a Journalist employed by a mystery employer out to find out what is going on at the Neuschwanstein Castle where some unconventional renovations are going on.
You get the help of a renowned Professor already on location for his own findings and demystification of the mysterious death of the Fairy-tale King.

The more you look into things, the more mystery and puzzles you need to solve.
You find out that the Castle was built by this famous Fairy-Tail King and the more you dig, the more questions you have than answers.
You learn a lot about this king, his hobbies and his secrets, maybe even about a link to the Holy grail ?!?! But that has to be verified.
Soon a murder happens on the Castle grounds and you start helping the police in their investigation not putting aside your own story.

The story is very good, the twists and plots are fun. Loved the game. Don't forget to use your tools and inventory items when in hidden object puzzle, because they are needed some times.

I recommend this game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Nice game but it does not catch me.I play it when i am bored.But that is my personel opinion.So ,the game itself.there is nothing wrong whit i recommend this game,yes.But for me personelly no.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: November 29, 2015
This little gem has beautifull graphics (really) which reminded me of the old days when playing Sierra games (remember those?). The puzzles are certainly not too easy, had to use the help button here and there because I some puzzles were somewhat annoying :)
The game offers a 'jump to location' map, which is really cool since it saves you a lot of walking. Also the game isnt too short and has a nice plot to it.
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5.7 hrs
Posted: November 18, 2015
Unfortunately i won't recommend this game. Not because it was an awfull game, but mainly because it did not met my expectations. I hoped to have a nice hidden find game with an interesting story.
In my opinion the story line was very weak and not that many puzzles to solve. Content including bonus is good for roughly four hours of gameplay.
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