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  • Address: Neuschwansteinstrasse 20
  • Hours: April-September 9am–6pm; October-March 10am– 4pm
  • Admission: 9 Euros

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Neuschwanstein Castle

With its snow-white limestone façade and fanciful turrets peaking out from the forested mountaintops of the Hohenschwangau valley, Neuschwanstein Castle could easily have been lifted from the pages of a fairytale. In a way, it has, as the castle famously inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle and now ranks as one of Bavaria’s top attractions, drawing over 1.3 million annual visitors. 

Built by King Ludwig II (equally renowned as the ‘Swan King’ and the ‘Mad King’) in 1869, Neuschwanstein was the grandest of all his palaces, both architecturally and technologically – the lavish interiors were even with fitted with running water and central heating. Opening its doors to the public after the King’s death in 1886, Neuschwanstein Castle remains open to visitors year-round, with guided tours taking in the magnificent throne room, adorned with angel frescos but notably missing the throne (which still wasn’t completed by the time of Ludwig’s death) and hand-painted décor inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, the King’s ultimate inspiration. The best views of the castle, however, are from the surrounding hilltops and visitors can either take a scenic hike or travel to the lookout points by tour bus or horse and carriage.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Explore some of Germany's historical and scenic treasures along the Romantic Road and Heidelberg on this 4-day tour from Frankfurt to Munich. See picturesque ...  Read more

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

From USD $812.06

Romantic Germany: 7-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the romantic side of Germany on this 7-day tour from Frankfurt. See some of Germany's historical and scenic treasures along the Romantic Road, ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

From USD $1,507.70

Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1989 Reviews

Hidden in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains, King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. This trip from Munich shows you ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.53

Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 901 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 $54.70

Three Day Frankfurt to Munich - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Travel down the most picturesque stretch of road in Germany on this multi-day trip and marvel at historic landmarks of the Bavarian region at your own pace.

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

From USD $559.60

Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 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 $314.16

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 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 $56.10

Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich

4 star rating: Recommended 4 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 $218.79

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

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

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

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

From USD $671.80

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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 21 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 $580.64

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