- 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!
What You Can Expect
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 George. 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.
It was wonderful being personally escorted to Neuschwanstein, skipping the line, and being shown all the sites around castle without the usual hustle-bustle of popular attractions like that. Our tour guide, Caroline, was great. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. We would absolutely recommend this tour to others.
The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable and good company. However, we did not get the horse-drawn carriage ride back to Fussen because of a bunch of tourists commandeered all the coaches. If you can't guarantee an inclusion, don't advertise it.
Also we did not get the leisurely stroll around Alpensee - as soon as we reached Hohenschwangau we were bundled into the car and returned to Fussen.
In summary, 6 out of 10.