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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
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
$68.36 per adult
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A nice trip
Very nice experience. Tour guide did a wonderful job walking through places and gave an insight into historical backgrounds.
Najeeb_V, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

star-5
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 .
star-5
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-4
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
Great castle tours!!
Dan_A, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
Fantastic tour!! Great tour guide and bus driver!! Made it informative, fun and comfortable. Took very good care of us with drinks and snacks.
star-5
Castle guided tour is so bad
Izz, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
The guide was very nice and helpful. We took a train down to the castle and it was all comfortable. The only disappointing part was the castle ‘guided’ tour where they just give you an audio device and you just walk around the less than 5 rooms. We all look like zombies listening to that audio device and walking around. Not fun and nothing much to see or learn from the castle tour. Not worth the trip there alone.
star-4
Fairytale Castle
Wayne_B, Oct 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Visually beautiful in a glorious setting. Tour of the house is a bit rushed. Steep walk up which is ideal after all the beer & sausages you will consume in Munich!! Alternatively you can go up in a horse drawn carriage
star-5
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!
star-5
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!
star-5
Cinderella’s castle
Bonita_F, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
I loved the history lesson on the fairy tale king, which added a lot of context to the castles. The castles were fascinating, and the bus ride was picturesque. The only downside to the day was the lunch stop which was a bit rushed. Everything else was great!
star-5
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.
star-5
Like a fairy tale!
Christine_B, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Beautiful area and scenery! Highly recommend this tour. Knowledgeable guides and fantastic driver. Thanks!

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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Neuschwanstein Castle