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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwansteinstraße 20, Schwangau, Bavaria, 87645

The Basics

Neuschwanstein tours can be taken from Munich, Fussen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, or Frankfurt, and are often combined with visits to other attractions along Bavaria's Romantic Road. Many visitors choose to admire the castle from the outside only and find that the most stunning views are from the Marienbrucke Bridge. The interior, including the opulent Minstrel's Hall and the grand Byzantine Throne Room, can only be visited on a guided castle tour.

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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich

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Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
$71.55 per adult
Great trip
Great day but we left a book on the bus. Trying to get it back is difficult. I would take it again thank you
Chuck_A, Oct 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

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Excellent
hahashei, Aug 2019
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Day Trip from Munich
The tour is very relaxing. No need to rush. Enough time in Neuschwanstein Castle to walk around the take pictures. Christine's explanation is very clean. She is also very polite and helpful. Thank you so much! Most recommended tour!!!
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Beautiful day in Schwangau
Hannah_Q, Aug 2020
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Had a wonderful visit/tour of Neuschwanstein castle. Our tour guide, Kevin, was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable and engaging. His background in history provided for interesting tidbits and great conversation. The train ride was scenic and it was nice to relax knowing the details and timing were already taken care of. Highly recommend.
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Fantastic Trip!
TheSkipperNC, Oct 2019
Private Mini Van Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof, Ettal & Oberammergau
Nicholas was a fantastic guide for our private tour to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ettal, Oberammergau, the alpine coaster and Neuschwanstein Castle. We were able to enjoy our time at our own pace while gaining excellent knowledge about Munich, Bavaria, and each stop along the way. This tour was a highlight of our family trip. Highly recommend!
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CASTLE AND HISTORY FANTASTIC
Debbie U, Sep 2019
Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Munich
Neuschwanstein Castle is very interesting and very stunning. Viator has to stop advising the Skip-The-Line. There is no such option there. Tickets are set with a group number and assigned a set entrance time. There is no option to skip anything except waiting your groups time.
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Alpine Delight
Graham_K, Sep 2020
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Great Trip, fantastic hosts. No issues with the COVID situation, well prepared and social distancing on bus. The Scenery at both locations and whilst travelling around the Bavarian Alps is stunning and we had time to stop for 30 mins at an Alpine Village which was a bonus. The Bonus of current COVID Situation meant that albeit Neuschwanstein was busy apparently it was no where near how busy it would have been under normal circumstances to access to all the viewing points were accessible.
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Amazing views and impressive castles
bensampaio, Aug 2020
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Things were a bit delayed in the morning but tbe tour still went mostly as expected. Due to covid-19 the castles were quite empty so it was possible to see a lot and to really enjoy the experience. Our tour guide was always very informative and told us a lot of details about the history of the places we visited.
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Wonderful Bavaria
Culture232250, Oct 2019
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
Was awesome! Ursula was very professional and knowledgeable and attentive. The bus was comfortable, clean and first class. Would recommend.
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Very well organized!!
etheobalds, Oct 2019
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Day Trip from Munich
This was a really great day trip! Bus was clean, guide gave nice historical information while traveling through the beautiful countryside! This was a tour we took because the weather included cold rain & drizzle. This was a great way to see historic sites. Our tours of castles were arranged by the guide and all worked like clockwork! I recommend this tour!
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Castle tour
RuennHwa, Aug 2019
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and quiet helpful. Would recommend this small tour. The driver was excellent and his bus was extremely clean and the snacks and drinks were wonderful.
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The mysterious life & death of King Ludwig II
Giedre_A, Sep 2020
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Our guide Anna was incredible! Warm, engaging, knowledgeable and athletic! She was able to inspire curiosity in our children about King Ludwig II as they kept asking questions all weekend long. Highly recommended tour guide!
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Good experience
Luis_B, Sep 2020
Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
A perfect guide , funny and professional. Very good experience. All explanation are bases in a deeply knowledge of hisrory
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A visit to this castle belongs on your bucket list
Stefan, Aug 2020
Neuschwanstein Castle Tour with Horse Carriage Ride
So we wanted to visit Neuschwantstein, and then suddenly there was corona. The disadvantage was that the number of visitors was strongly limited, and we could only get (overpriced) tickets via Viator. The big advantage: it has probably never been so quiet, and we could take beautiful pictures. Our guide Amir told us all about the castle, and made a fascinating tour of it. The visit to the castle is on a tight schedule, takes only 30 minutes, but is still very impressive.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Ticket lines can be long in peak season—plan ahead and book a skip-the-line tour to avoid the hassle.

  • Wear suitable walking shoes if you opt to walk up to the castle—the road is uphill and uneven in places.

  • The castle is wheelchair-accessible with buses and carriages that can bring visitors up the hill to the entrance; inside, you'll also find elevators.

  • Plan to spend about two hours at the castle, excluding wait times.

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How to Get to Neuschwanstein Castle

The nearest town to Neuschwanstein is Hohenschwangau, about 75 miles (120 km) southwest of Munich. Buses and trains run between Hohenschwangau and the castle. From the ticket booths at the bottom of the mountain, it's a scenic 30-minute walk through the forest to reach the castle, but regular shuttle buses and romantic horse-drawn carriages also run the route in peak season.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Neuschwanstein is open all year round, but with up to 1.4 million annual visitors, it can get extremely busy, especially in July and August. To avoid the crowds, get there before opening at 8am or after 3pm, when most of the day-trippers have already left. The castle looks majestic at any time of year, but the snowfall of mid-winter and the colorful foliage of early fall can add an extra edge to your photos.

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Visiting Bavaria's Fairytale Castles

Bavaria is home to dozens of royal castles, but the most famous were built for King Ludwig II, the "Mad King" or "Swan King." In addition to Neuschwanstein, visitors can tour the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home; Herrenchiemsee, inspired by Versailles; and Linderhof Castle, another of the king's masterpieces.

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Neuschwanstein Castle