This is an amazing tour. The castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are incredible.
Adam with Radius Tours was our tour guide. We went on Sat 4/20. I was with my mom. Adam is so handsome. He looked like Tom Cruise. He is very enthusiastic and very accommodating. It was a rainy day and it had snowed overnight we found out on the train ride there. It is a two hour train ride to Neuschwanstein. It was a pleasant ride and we were able to pick Adam's brain on Munich and tour questions. It was a small group of 8 and all of us were Americans. We took a 10 minute bus from the train station to Fussen and then decided to walk up the hill to Neuschwanstein Castle. The walk takes 45 min to an hour. It is very intense and grueling. There is horse manure on the road walking up as there are horse carriages you can take. I would recommend walking up if you can but you will feel it in your ankles and calves the next day. I ended up getting shin splints which I never had before because of this. I am 30 yrs old and in fairly good shape but had not been hiking at that incline before. Even thought it was snowy and icy were still able to go to Mary's bridge. You must do this. It was wonderful to be able to get pics of the castle. We couldn't do the gorge as it was closed due to the icy walk. The actual tour inside the castle took about 20 min and the lady was ok- nothing spectacular- she was hard to understand because of her accent. Overall the day was great. The weather could have been better but it was still an unforgettable experience. Thanks Adam for such a great day!
Great trip Neuschwanstein and Linderhof would have liked to have spent more time at Linderhof.
Beautiful day at the castles.Neuschwanstein even more beautiful than we imagined.View from Mary's bridge a must see and worth the hike.Linderhof stunningly beautiful with great tour inside the castle.I would have skipped Oberammergau but my wife enjoyed the shopping.I felt time would have been better spent at the castles but Oberammergau is a pretty town.Highly recommend this tour.
Great way to spend a day. Tour takes you to 2 castles. The best advice i got was to go on the bridge for the best view of the Neuschwanstein Castle! Do not leave without seeing it from that bridge! Beautiful, but dont look down! :)
*The visit to Linderhof was very much 'in and out' - no time to stop and look at shops/gardens/grab coffee
* Stop in Oberammagau was good - quaint town - but again, felt very rushed with only half an hour.
* Time in Neuschwanstein was good - effectively 3 hours of your own time to explore. Enough for lunch, the tour, and even to visit the other castle if desired.
The tour to both castles were amazing experience... It was well organized and we got a good tour guide.. Just a piece of advise to those who plan to walk to Neuschwanstein Castle - it was not a 30 min walk. Climbing up is almost 1 hour... 30 minutes going down. However, what you will in the castle is worth it!
Very knowledgeable and fun tour guide (Markus I think his name was). We had a lot of fun. In my opinion, Linderhof was much more exciting than Neuschwanstein, but both castle tours had their own charm.
In spite of rather disappointing weather , this was an excellent trip and both the castles are well worth the visiting. Oberammergau was a tourist stop and a time filler. Lunch at the suggested restaurant hotel was fine, if rather typical cuisine. The only reason I haven't given it 5 * is because of the walk for Neuschwanstein and the number of stairs involved once inside the castle. There is some indication of this in the blurb, but it is enough to make it very impractical for anyone with any mobility issues. There are buses and horse carriages, but the guide was very negative about them because of queuing and the fact that they didn't always want to take people back down to the village. In the event, people were able to use these, but a couple in our party were late back to the bus and almost left behind. So, the safestoption is to do the 30-40 minute walk up to the castle, but as I've said this isn't suitable for everyone.
The castles were quite spectacular especially the location of Neuschwanstein but the interior was not worth the 21 Euro charge to go inside much preferred the interior of Linderhof which was much cosier. The guide we had was really informative and gave us lots of history into the castles and King Ludwig the 11. The small german village of Obermergau was the highlight. Unfortunately as with all tours it's a rush to see things as everything is on a timeframe. If you are game I would recommend driving as then you can stop and start at your leisure.
Mauricio Gontijo ...
O nosso guia foi altamente profissional, nos contando detalhes da História daquele lugar realmente mágico que é Neuschwanstein. A única coisa que eu recomendaria aos visitantes é não comprar o ingresso pra entrar no Castelo, pois não se ganha muito entrando nele para falar a verdade. Ganha-se muito mais apenas em ficar aos arredores da região que é linda, com um lago à beira de montanhas com neves, sem contar a vista maravilhosa da Ponte Marien.
We did this tour with our 9 year old daughter on a beautiful sunny day early in May this year and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The bus was modern and comfortable and left on time without a hitch. Our tour guide was an older gentleman with a quirky sense of humour (which we loved!), and a vast knowledge of every aspect of the day from the minute we left Munich city til our return in the evening.
Because of the good weather and the fact it was a Sunday meant that he anticipated greater crowds than normal at the castles so the guide phoned ahead and organised to switch the order of the day so we actually went to Neuschwanstein first then Uberammergau township then Linderhof Castle in the afternoon. This proved to be a good decision on his part as we didn't really encounter any huge crowds and the morning sun at Neuschwanstein was gorgeous!
We didn't find any problems with timing throughout the day although we did get back to Munich about 45 mins late due to heavy traffic returning to the city after a lovely Sunday. We chose to walk up the road to Neuschwanstein castle which was pretty easy if you're moderately fit and took about 15-20 mins. I would recommend this as the scenery and forest surrounds are really peaceful and pretty plus the shuttle bus up the hill costs extra so why not walk it if you feel up to it!
The extra walk up to the bridge above the castle is a MUST for the incredible view and photo opportunity!
The castle tours were both fairly short but very informative and fascinating to see as everything in the castles is untouched and unrenovated since King Ludwig's death. Our daughter says that this day was here favourite of our three and a half weeks travelling through Europe and she remembers every detail of information given in the tours and on the bus from our guide!!!
A really great tour, especially if the weather is nice!
We loved this tour!!! Our tour guide Anna was great and very informative about the history of both areas! Linderhof and the surrounding area was beautiful! Neuschwanstein is definitely worth the trip and make sure to go on the bridge to get the best view! Be ready to climb the stairs inside the castle also! Great time and definitely a must if you are in Munich!
This is a trip worth making. On the way to Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, the scenery of the German countryside is astounding. In comparison, Linderhof has more to offer than Neuschwanstein. Linderhof is elaborately finished whilst Neuschwanstein is more of just a castle. The in-house guide at Linderhof was much better than that at Neuschwanstein and I guess our impression of Linderhof was thus much better. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the trip very much.
Very well organized. Group is very large but credit to tour guide who has obviously had experience. Our day was not the best as weather was poor. We enjoyed linderhof more than neuschwanstein but it was a good day. I'm glad I went in a tour than on my own.
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