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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
$69.46 per adult
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I recommend
Well organized and with suitable time for everything. Good option for a last minute trip, as it's hard to get tickets to Neuschwanstein Castle.
Rosely, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

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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!
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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.
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Bavaria Delight
Marcia_S, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
Perfect day in southern Germany…lots of history and great food. The guide (Monika) was amazing! The bus ride was very comfortable with beer and snacks
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Awesome trip
Gokul_k_b, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Very nice experience. The bus was nice and guide has given details about the places visited very well.
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Beautiful day out....
dherrick, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
Beautiful day out. Transport was easy and well arranged by the company. Michelle was very knowledgeable and the castle was beautiful.
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Fun in the rain
Kim_E, Sep 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich
We had an awesome day despite the cold rainy August day. Our guide Kevin was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We had a great group too which made it even better. I highly recommend this tour.
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Enjoyed a lot
Tisya_B, Aug 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
Really enjoyed the trip. Our guide Monica was really helpful and gave us a lot of insight into the castles and the palaces. Only regret is that Marienbrücke is closed, so you cannot get that beautiful view of the castle from between the two mountains.
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Great Experience
Esiri_L, Aug 2021
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich
Ursula was a great guide. The service was exceptional. I think spending a bit more for the small group was worth it, especially during the pandemic.
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Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Innsbruck
AmlanSengupta, Aug 2021
Private Full-Day Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle from Innsbruck
Anna and Marin were amazing. It felt like we weren't on a trip with tour guides but we're travelling with actual good friends. They bonded well not just with us but also with our little daughters. They were very knowledgeable and gave us many tips which made our tour very memorable. I would definitely recommend them to our friends.
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Tour guide made it fun...
Jon_T, Aug 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Tour with Horse Carriage Ride from Hohenschwangau
Tour guide made it fun and interesting. He provided great history of the castle and king, things not on the internet.
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Everything fine!
anonym, Aug 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-line Ticket
Everything was fine..we can recommend it! We got the tickets in the morning and were able to choose the aproximate time..
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Great experience!
Louisa_D, Jul 2021
Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-line Ticket
Very good! Really Nice and funny guy to Pick up tickets, and good service to get everything as you wanted. Called you the day before to make sure everything was at it should be

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