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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
$68.46 per adult
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Well worth it!
Thank you for the stories, geographic information, and recommendations Elisabeth! It was a wonderful experience. :)
William_W, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

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Amazing day at Bavaria !!
Mario_A, Sep 2021
Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
Amazing Day Trip !! Armin our tour guide was beyond our expectation . Picked up at our hotel on time on a Mercedes Van very nice and comfortable . Armin really made us feel comfortable and took us to amazing places a glimpse of lake Starnbergh , Amazing baroque church at Rottenbuch , Incredible Neuschwanstein Castle , Oberammergau , a truly local nice place for lunch in Ettal and beautiful Castle Linderhof to end the day . Wish I could give more than five stars . 100% recommended .
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Amir was our guide to Newschwanstein Castle...
Dennis_F, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Tour with Horse Carriage Ride from Hohenschwangau
Amir was our tour guide for the Neuschwanstein Castle tour. He was filled with historical details not found in books or on-line. Very witty comments. Danke, Amir!
star-5
Wonderfully Organised Tour
Mario_E, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Well organised trip and what gorgeous castles. Our tour guide Hanae was excellent. Very knowledgable and kept us entertained throughout. Sadly due to COVID we could not stop at Oberammergau as it would not leave enough time to see both castles so we decided to go back the next day! Would highly recommend this tour.
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Neuschwanstein Tour
Mark_W, Aug 2021
Skip The Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Hohenschwangau
I enjoyed our guide’s background commentary. The actual tour of the castle was shorter than my last visit, due to COVID restrictions.
star-5
Awesome tour..loved every minute
Edna_A, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Beautiful town and castle. So worth the cost to see this amazing place. Train ride excellent and comfortable. Kevin was just the best tour guide one could wish for. Pleasant, professional and looked after his tour group of 23. No one was disappointed.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Joellen_P, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Michelle was an excellent tour guide and an engaging storyteller! She made our day trip to Neuschwanstein interesting, stress free and enjoyable from start to finish. Highly recommend this tour! Yep
star-5
Great!
Melissa_F, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Hanae and our bus driver were great! It was such an amazing experience. My family and I learned a lot and the scenery was spectacular.
star-5
That was very organized ...
ryan_v, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
That was very organized Driver was exellent The company was awesome we recommended this short group trip
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Amazing!
Amy_H, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
Amir/Viator made it easy to tour the castle. He gave us many details that were not included in the 30 minute tour. When our plans changed he helped us secure tickets for the next day! The bus dropped us near the top, horse carriage down…amazing tour!
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The castles were...
Kevin_M, Oct 2021
MY*GUiDE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein Castle Tour INCL. TiCKETS and ALPiNE COASTER from Munich
The castles were beautiful and the alpine coasters were thrilling. Our group was able to ride the coasters with no wait which allowed for multiple rides.
star-5
Fantastic tour with a very informative guide
Sonoko_A, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
Our guide (sorry I forgot the name but she was a blonde lady) was very knowledgeable and she taught us lots of history of the castle and the king showing some pictures. There was a mini bar in the coach so you don’t have to worry about drinks as well as the snacks. The timeline was good and the castle was just amazing. Overall, It was a really good tour that I highly recommend!
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Amir was excellent guide....
janet_l, Sep 2021
Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
Amir was excellent guide. We appreciate the history and explanation of the castle. He was also very fun.

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 There

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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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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