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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Munich

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München, Germany
Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Munich

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Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy tale castle on which Disney’s Cinderella castle is based, is a must-see when in the Munich area. Wait time for tours can take several hours; this ‘skip-the-line' tour is essential for making the most of your time in Bavaria. Hauptbanhof, Munich’s Central Station, is your convenient pick up and drop off spot for this round-trip tour. Your informative driver will guide you through the castle, so you won’t miss a thing.
  • Guaranteed entrance fee to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • “Skip-the-line” ticket - shave hours off your wait time
  • Guided tour of King Ludwig II’s fairy tale castle
  • Round-trip transport from central location in Munich

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This time-saver guided tour includes skip-the-line castle admission plus round-trip transportation from Munich.
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Professional guide
skip- the line ticket to Neuschwanstein castle
Transportain from Munich to Neuschwanstein castl and back
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup
shuttle Bus(3€)to Neuschwanstein Castle or Horses Carriage(6

Departure Point

Bayerstraße 10A, 80335 München, Germany

We meet you in front of the Intercity Hotel

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is combined by car and train
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bavarian Castle Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Munich?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Munich.

Traveler Tips

  • "Lots of steps to walk up but definitely worth it!" See review
  • "There is no option to skip anything except waiting your groups time." See review


20 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Small Group for Neuschwanstein Castle Only Trip
, Dec 2021
Our original plan was to travel to Neuschwanstein ourselves but had to look for alternative options when we could not book tickets online. This tour guarantees available tickets for a small group. This tour simply focus on Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich via scenic Regional train and car. Our Guide, Lahdo is very experienced and clear with what needs to be done, how and when. Regional train offers postcard relaxing views of the alps.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Heather R
, Sep 2019
The 6 hour day trip turned into almost 9 hrs due to the travel. The train ride there took about 45 minutes, but the train ride back was over 2.5 hrs. Would have been nice to know that beforehand. Especially since the castle tour was less than 30 mins.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Bad tour guide
, Sep 2019
We took off on a train and 3/4 of the way there we switched to two vans. These drivers did not slow down for any thing. The one van that i was in made alot of noise and my group wondered if it was going to make it to the castle. 8o minutes later we made it there. He told us that after the tour to meet him back at the van. We did not see him until after the tour. We had no time after the tour to grab something to eat or look in the shops befor we had to be back to the vans. Then the driver took off and was talking and driving on both sides of the road. He took us to a train station about 20 minutes away gave us our train tickets and said have a good trip back. 3 and 1/2 hours later we made it back to Munich. The castle tour was nice .but a lot of walking up and down the trail. Make sure your in good shape
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2019
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
False advertising
Jean D
, Sep 2019
Trip is advertised as approx 6 hours and skip the line. We were completely deceived, as the tour was 8.5 hours and we waited over an hour in line at the castle. Castle itself is stunning and worth a visit, but we were mislead and very upset about it. I understand circumstances can arise but we arrived at the castle at 10ish and our tour wasn’t booked for 1115. Was a lot of waiting around wasting our time. Our guide picked us up after the tour and rushed us to a train station in Austria (not telling us the ride was 2.5 hours back to Munich and no water would be available when it was 80 degrees outside). According to the tour description we should have been back in Munich around 1, but got in at 335. Completely lost those hours in Munich that we had plans for. The guide made a comment that he lived right around the castle, so it’s pretty clear he just didn’t feel like driving us back. Completely deceitful and upsetting, as we paid the extra money for a half day tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Trip to Neuschwanstein
, Aug 2019
Lodi was an excellent guide. The scenery was beautiful as was the castle. The drive took longer than I expected, but the time provided was more than adequate.
A Bavarian highlight
, Jul 2019
Expedition brilliant in almost all aspects. Met promptly at station; driven comfortably to destination -however a 15 min walk to castle; then lots of walking up & downstairs [understandably]. Fitness def required. Then abruptly [a pity] delivered to train for return to Munich - & significantly no mention that there was no cafe on train- so grab a snack beforehand. Long day, much walking no refreshments.
Lahdo Tour
, Mar 2019
Lahdo and his son set up a great tour for us at the castle. He met us at the train station , led us to the train and stayed with us thruout the whole adveture. He and his son who drove the other van since we had a larger group gave us also a verbal tour of the area during the drive to and from the train stations and the castle. Put us back on the train in Austria for the ride home thru the ALPS it was great. Even asked the train engineer to hold the train another minute so all of our party who were older and couldn't walk very fast would be able to get on before it left. He went above and beyond in making sure we had a great time and I would recommend him A+++. The castle tour itself is good but I was hoping to look at more ruins and wish they would have let us go thru parts of the castle that hadn't been finished to what it really looked like
Castle tour
, Sep 2018
This was another great tour. They are able to get a lot of people through the doors at the same time. Lots of steps to walk up but definitely worth it!
Trip to Neuschwanstein via Van & Rail
, Aug 2018
Neuschwanstein Castle is a worthwhile trip from Munich, because you get some exposure to the Alps. The number of visitors to the castle is huge, which they deal with by separating people into smaller groups. This works pretty well, but the tour for the most part moves too quickly to have a thorough look around. Our tour guide picked us up in a regular van with three rows of seats (not a touring coach), and middle seatbelts were blocked by the seat covers. I was extremely unhappy with that. Everything otherwise was as expected. We arrived and were picked up on time. The driver also offered us a better option of leaving on the train from Austria rather than Fussen. This allowed us to get a really good look at the Alps. One irritating thing is that there was no child option on Viator, yet the operator obviously knew I was bringing a child and saved himself 16 euros on the castle ticket and possibly the train. I think it's crummy to make families with children effectively pay more than others.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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