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  • Address: Alpseestraße 12 Schwangau
  • Hours: Open daily from 8am - 5:30pm during the summer and from 9am - 3:30pm during winter
  • Admission: €1.80 (USD$2.35) per individual; €0.90 (USD$1) for groups of 15 or more

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Hohenschwangau Castle

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Alpsee and Schwansee lakes and close by the Austrian border, the magnificent Hohenschwangau Castle (Schloss Hohenschwangau) is a dramatic gothic fortress dating back to the 19th century. The sister castle to the world-renowned Neuschwanstein Castle (the famous blueprint for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle), Hohenschwangau is a popular stop on the German Castle Trail and is often visited on day trips from Munich or nearby Füssen. 

Hohenschwangau Castle was built in 1832 on the site of the 12th-century Schuangau fortress and is celebrated for its striking interior décor, including a series of paintings by Domenik Quaglio depicting key events in German history. Built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, the palace is notable as the childhood home of his heir, the future King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ludwig would later go on to build a series of fairytale castles, including Neuschwanstein, and while Hohenschwangau’s sprawling ruins don’t quite match their majesty, their influence is inherent. 

The castle is now open to visitors and offers breathtaking views over the Alpsee and its surrounding mountain valleys, but to fully appreciate the setting, take a boat trip on the lake or hike one of the many trails that skirt the foothills of the castle.  

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Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 985 Reviews

The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling by ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.44

Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enter the fairytale kingdom of 19th-century Bavaria on this royal castle tour with an expert guide! Traveling from Munich by private vehicle, you’ll visit two ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.75

3-day Munich to Frankfurt Tour - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 23 Reviews

Travel along the most picturesque stretch of road in Germany on this multi-day tour from Munich. You'll marvel at the delightful castles of Linderhof and ...  Read more

Location: Munich, concludes Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $567.26

Four Day Munich to Frankfurt - Romantic Road, Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Germany's Romantic Road offers the most picturesque and magnificent scenery on Earth. Travel along this stretch of road on this multi-day tour from Munich and ...  Read more

Location: Munich, concludes Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

From USD $813.89

4-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Neuschwanstein Castle

Enjoy the scenic landscape and picturesque towns along Germany’s Romantic Road on a four-day independent coach tour from Munich to Frankfurt. You'll visit the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

From USD $676.87

Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a half-day skip-the-line tour from Füssen! After arriving in Hohenschwangau, hop on a shuttle bus and head inside the ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.81

Bavaria Highlights Tour from Fuessen: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau and Hohenschwangau

See the best of Bavaria on a day trip from Füssen, led by an expert local guide! During tours of the region’s two famous stunners – Neuschwanstein Castle ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.84

Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Overnight in castle country on this two day tour from Munich. Your first stop is the elegant Linderhof. King Ludwig's favorite castle, which was built between ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $306.92

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