- 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
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.
Our half day tour of Neuschwanstein castle was managed very well although a little bit more information on what was happening at each stopping point would have been nice. I guess the tour operators do this every day and expect the punters to know exactly what is expected at every stop. A minor quibble on what was a sensational tour to celebrate our sons's 8th birthday all the way from Australia. The castle interior was way better than I expected for a castle that was so shortly lived in.
This was fascinating; it was interesting to see how the castle was constructed as well as the two finished floors. Our guide was a very competent, cheerful young woman---so sorry I did not write down her name---who was flexible, willing, and able to fill in the sparse tour information given by another inside-the-castle guide. The woman inside was competent, but did not go into much detail about the castle, including the fact that she neglected to mention that this castle was used by Hitler to store stolen art which was found by the Allies' Monuments Men, and was featured in the movie by the same title. We highly recommend this tour!