The picture cycles of Neuschwanstein were inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner. The pictures were modelled on the medieval legends that the composer had also taken as the basis for his works.
The walls of the Lower Hall are painted with scenes from the Sigurd saga.
The Gudrun saga in the paintings of the Upper Hall continues on from the Sigurd saga.
The Singers' Hall is decorated with murals illustrating the Parzifal saga.
In the Salon the Parzival cycle is continued with the adventures of his son Lohengrin.
The Study has scenes from the tragic life of the minnesinger Tannhäuser.