I went to the castle the end of December, it was obviously cold and it was snowing on our day. We left Munich by train and then continued a small ways by bus. Once we arrived to the village we were able to get a small bite to eat before hiking up to the castle. Our tour group all wanted to hike, so it worked out well. From there we started our journey. It definately is a 20 min hike and it is steep, but very worth it if you are physicaly able. We were able to look over at the castle from the famous bridge, very breath taking. Walking through the castle seems short and rushed, but it's all part of the tours from the castle and the time frame. I don't have any negative things to say about the tour. I very much enjoyed myself. If you are more of the type that wants to go by your own pace and not be on a time frame, then I don't recommend this tour.