- Day trip from Füssen to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Castle
- Travel through the scenic Bavarian countryside and stop to admire the views from Marienbrücke
- Explore Neuschwanstein Castle with an expert guide and learn of King Ludwig II
- Visit the Bavarian villages of Hohenschwangau and Oberammergau
- Take a tour of Linderhof Castle, visiting sites like the Hall of Mirrors and Venus Grotto
What You Can Expect
Then, head inside Neuschwanstein Castle for your walking tour, and learn how it was built for King Ludwig II in the 19th century. While the Romanesque Revival castle was intended as Ludwig’s retreat, the building was never completed and the king spent less than half a year living inside it. Admire the stately interiors, including murals that pay homage to compose Richard Wagner – Ludwig’s operatic idol – inside the Minstrel’s Hall. Explore rooms like Ludwig’s bedroom and admire the dazzling ornamentation of the Byzantine Throne Room.
Leave the castle and travel to the nearby village of Hohenschwangau to enjoy some free time. Find a restaurant for lunch (own expense) or stroll around Lake Alpsee, one of the region’s most beautiful lakes.
Hop back on board your coach and travel along the Romantic Road to explore Wieskirche, a beautiful Rococo church. After admiring its architecture, travel onward to the village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is held once every 10 years. Explore the village, admiring its pretty Lüftlmalerei (painted houses), and then travel to Linderhof Castle – another of Ludwig’s former homes.
Nestled deep in the forest, Linderhof was the castle where the eccentric king spent most of his time. Step inside to see its lavish rooms such as the Hall of Mirrors and the Audience Chamber, and then visit the outside Venus Grotto – an artificial cave said to be modeled on Capri’s Blue Grotto. Explore Linderhof Palace Gardens at leisure, and then return to your coach.
Travel back to Füssen, finishing your tour at the station in the early evening.
We had a wonderful experience. There were only three couples plus our excellent guide Astrid; so it was like a private tour. Astrid was very knowledgeable, being from the area, and was most helpful, offering advice regarding the rest of our trip plans. I would love to go on another of her guided tours one day. Highly recommend this guided tour. We got in and out of the castles quickly and avoided the confusion of getting tickets, parking, etc. Also, the carriage ride was a pleasant experience. It was also nice having a stop at the beautiful church and having shopping time in Oberammergau. Although I am 60 years old and not in the best of shape, there was not too much walking for me. Just very brief stretches of challenging walk or stair climbing. All in all, a very good day.
Peter was a fantastic guide. He helped us cut through all the effort and downside to seeing these big heavily toured sites, and made us feel like we were the only ones there! His low key manner, humor, and excellent knowledge made him the perfect companion for a full day tour. Highly recommend using a tour guide at this location...and especially this one!