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Old 17 January 2014, 07:34 PM
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Germany Disney pays Germany for its logo

Comment: There is a castle in Bavaria, Germany called 'Neuschwanstein'
that is pretty amazing looking. In the tourist information it says that
it was the inspiration for Cinderella's castle in the famous Disney movie,
and therefore the basis for the Disney logo.

This is believable due to the resemblance, but I've heard a couple of
places now that Disney even has to pay royalties yearly to the government
of Germany for the use of this image. This sounds a bit far fetched, but
in my short search I found a couple of tourist websites that repeat this
claim (however without citation).

Does Disney really pay Germany for the use of this castle as their logo?
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