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  • Location: Füssen, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
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 fairy-tale castle for a walking tour, learning all about King Ludwig II, for whom Neuschwanstein was built. After hearing the history from an expert local guide, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride back to the village of Hohenschwangau, stroll around Lake Alpsee and return to Füssen.


  • Half-day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Füssen, led by an expert guide
  • Explore Neuschwanstein Castle on a skip-the-line walking tour
  • Learn about King Ludwig II while visiting rooms like Minstrel’s Hall
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride from Neuschwanstein to Hohenschwangau
  • Spend time at leisure in Hohenschwangau and stroll around Lake Alpsee

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Neuschwanstein Castle is a must-see attraction on your trip to Füssen! As everything has been organized for you, you'll save so much time!

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What You Can Expect

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

See Hohenschwangau Castle on your half-day trip!

Hop aboard your luxury coach by Füssen Station, and then relax on the short journey south to Hohenschwangau as you listen to your guide explaining your itinerary.

In Hohenschwangau, swap from your coach to a shuttle bus and travel to Marienbrücke, a famous bridge, to enjoy breathtaking views of Neuschwanstein Castle and Pöllat Gorge. Listen to your guide's stories about King Ludwig II, and then take a short stroll down the hill to the castle for your tour. The elaborate Romanesque Revival castle was intended as Ludwig’s personal retreat but the building was never completed and the king spent very little time living there. Hear its history while admiring its incredible furnishings and murals of Richard Wager (the composer) inside rooms like Minstrel’s Hall. Explore Ludwig’s bedroom and admire the Byzantine Throne Room with its intricately detailed mosaics and stately furnishings.

After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore at leisure, marveling at the views from the castle’s terraces and grounds. Then, meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and step inside your horse-drawn carriage for a relaxed-paced ride to the nearby village of Hohenschwangau.

Spend time at leisure, either enjoying lunch (own expense) or strolling around picture-perfect Lake Alpsee, a beautiful lake where Ludwig reportedly learned to swim. Pose for photos in front of imposing Hohenschwangau Castle, and then board your coach for your journey back to Füssen. Your tour finishes at the station.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very nice tour guide and convenience of not standing in line for tickets. Beautiful castle and countryside!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was wonderful and SO beautiful! The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The ride up the mountain was quick and painless (I am not a fan of winding mountain roads). At then end of the tour, our guides even helped us find train tickets to get to the Black Forest. Super helpful! Do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely wonderful tour and very beautiful to boot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It is as advertised! Amazing. Just don't cheap out . Get there early and arrange for a carriage ride( preferably ahead of time)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We loved the tour of the castle and the surrounding area. Ruth, our tour guide, was a wonderful source of information and history, and was especially enjoyable. The carriage ride was nice, however it was for the ride down, not up, to the castle. There is a good amount of walking uphill, which was fine for us, however, some tourists were not aware of this.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent tour! the guide was knowledgable, had good story about the castle and answered all my questions. The bridge was beaultiful and the tour inside the castle was also great. Loved the hourse carriage ride. Everything was all good!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Great tour guide. Very inform able and interestin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It has been a memorable experience to have chance to visit this castle, not to say the chance to ride on carriage downhill! Luckily we have booked the tour to save our time in queuing for the ticket and wandering around without guidance. Highly recommended for whoever visit Fussen for Neuschwanstein on their own but without any knowledge on how to visit the castle!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Beautiful trip. need to provide better directions on how to find train station where tour begins. We drove to town put almost missed the bus since it was difficult to find.

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