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Germany's Royal Castles

By Viator, May 2014

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The inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland, Neuschwanstein was built by King Ludwig II in the 19th century. Capture the grandeur of this architecture and picturesque mountain scenery on a visit to these extraordinary castles, the legacy of Bavaria's fairytale King.

Hidden in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains, King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.

Elegant Linderhof, King Ludwig's favorite and the smallest of three royal castles, is built in French Rococo style with a fantastic grotto and Moorish pavilion.

On approaching Castle Neuschwanstein, it quickly becomes clear why this magnificent neo-Romanesque style castle is the most famous in the world. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable, evoking memories of magical fairytale lands.

Tour ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle from the best vantage points: the lake, the postcard-perfect aerial view of equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, and the waterfall gorge. This glorious folly was built in the 19th century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by myth and who himself became a legend. Learn the engaging story of King Ludwig's renowned and tragic reign, turbulent times, and the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains and ultimately destroyed him.

Oberammergau is world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses, and the Passion Play. During the time of the bubonic plague, the people of Oberammergau swore an oath to perform the "Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years if they were spared – and have been faithfully performing it ever since.

Another fantastic result of King Ludwig II's vivid imagination is the Castle of Herrenchiemsee on Chiemsee, the largest Bavarian Lake. A replica of the Palace of Versailles, this was the biggest, most expensive, and  final castle of King Ludwig II.

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Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2182 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 $69.87

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 $53.43

Small-Group Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Luxury Coach Day Trip from Munich

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Visit the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof on this day trip from Munich. Traveling by luxury coach — complete with Wi-Fi, panoramic windows ...  Read more

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

From USD $176.73

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 $567.18

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 $676.78

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 $813.78

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 $306.88

Munich Super Saver: 2-Day Trip from Munich Including Neuschwanstein Castle and Herrenchiemsee Palace

Visit two of King Ludwig II's extravagant abodes – Neuschwanstein Castle and Herrenchiemsee Palace – on this exciting Super Saver from Munich! Combining two ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $91.11
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Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel Day Tour from Munich

4 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Take a boat ride to the island of Herreninsel on Chiemsee, the largest Bavarian Lake. Here you will find another fantastic result of King Ludwig II's vivid ...  Read more

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

From USD $67.13

Royal Castle of Linderhof and Oberammergau Day Tour from Munich

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Two of the most precious jewels of Bavaria, the castle of Linderhof and the village of Oberammergau can be seen during this late-departure full day tour from ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.13

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