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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
$69.47 per adult
Just ok
The tour operator was great. But the castle itself, not so much. When you see the famous pictures how's the castle, you can't help but be underwhelmed when you actually go there. It's all beauty from the exterior but not much to see in the interior. That's because the castle has over 200 rooms and only 21 or finished. When Ludwig died, construction stopped.
John_P, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

star-5
Great tour
Cindy_B, Jul 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
The tour was great, informative but not overwhelmingly so. The hike up the castle was not so difficult as there were stops along the way. The tour guide was great.
star-5
Excellent trip
Sachin_P, Jul 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Josh was great and he managed the overall trip really good, highly recommend this trip to everyone who would like to visit this castle.
star-5
Well worth the money
Chell, Jul 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
This tour was great. The bus was very comfortable. The tour guide was sweet and knowledgeable. The whole trip was worth the money for the day. The guide was great at recommending places to see and eat at. Also very helpful for our plans after the bus trip. The castles were amazing and worth the fee to see inside. We saved lots of money doing this bus trip and highly recommend it.
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Neuschwanstein Castle - Spectacular
JohnW_C, Jul 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-line Ticket
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to this spectacular castle. We have toured so many castles during our travels over the years, so we were quite happy this tour inside was only 30 minutes. It was all one needed. The tour we chose from Viator was flexible with our requests and time change. Thank you.
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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!!!
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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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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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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.

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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