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Slip into the fairy-tale world of Bavarian royalty with full-day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. While away the hours exploring the former royal residence — a dramatic building rising out of the forest and the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy skip-the-line access; tour the castle’s opulent halls, unique rocky grotto and the incredible royal kitchen; and learn the building’s rich history including the story of King Ludwig II.


  • Day trip from Frankfurt to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Travel along the beautiful Romantic Road, surrounded by foothills of the Bavarian Alps
  • Skip the entrance lines at Neuschwanstein Castle for a guided tour
  • Admire the stunning architecture of one of Germany's most famous attractions
  • Learn about the castle's history, architecture and fairy-tale inspiration
  • Explore independently after your tour

What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

Your 14-hour Bavarian tour begins with morning pickup in central Frankfurt. Meet your guide, board the air-conditioned coach, and set off into the Spessart Mountains and onto the Romantic Road. Listen to live commentary as you journey the 161 miles (260 km) to the charming village of Füssen, where you'll enjoy sweeping views of forested hills and the perched Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

Take a full tour of this treasured fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II, who died before the construction was complete. Make your own way to the palace atop a verdant hill and bypass the queue with your skip-the-line ticket. Once inside, behold the unique medieval-style architecture with distinctly modern technologies such as hot air central heating and flushable toilets. You’ll quickly see how this beautiful space was intended as an oasis for the king during his turbulent reign. 

Explore the extravagant space that demonstrates the essence of King Ludwig’s character. Wander through his lush and elegant living quarters, adorned in historic paintings, mosaics and decorative accents typical of 19th-century design. Then head to the great kitchen to see where food was prepared on a grand scale, and to admire the cutting-edge technologies that were implemented to the design. Afterward, head outside and walk through the exquisite castle grounds, pop into the souvenir shop, or find the perfect vista point for pictures of the stunning Bavarian Alps. 

In the afternoon, hop back in the coach and enjoy a complimentary lunchbox on the return trip to Frankfurt. Your full-day excursion concludes back at your departure point in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Niall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Had a wonderful time on the trip, it left on time and returned on time, we were well looked after throughout the day and the driver was excellent, he (Jack) was full of stories and information about the region we were traveling through and was very informative and funny. He was explained correctly time lines for the day and made sure the bus was warm enough and we had enough food and drink for the trip, He was also very helpful at recommending other sights to see after the trip. The castle was fantastic to see and the town of Rothenburg was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the excursion and would recommend it to anyone.

Roderic B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

I really enjoyed my day trip to Neuschwanstein. It is an extremely long day with a lot of time on the road. If you are not put off by spending 4-5 hours on the road each way, I highly recommend this trip. The castle is one of the most stunning things in Europe that I have seen and the region of Bavaria it is located in is gorgeous. Additionally our guide stopped for pictures in Rothenburg on the way back which is an experience not to be missed. The guide Wolfgang was professional, knowledgable, and even went out of his way to try to converse with me in German to help improve my language skills even though he spoke flawless English.

Irene M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Got to see a lot of Germany on this tour. Our driver was very knowledgable and had amazing stamina. Enjoyed extra stop at Rothenburg. Would have appreciated better dinner stop. Glad we took this tour.

Ruth M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

I had a lot of fun. It is a long trip for a short tour of the castle but if, like me, you have always wanted to see it I don't think you will be disappointed. We just had a driver guide so he didn't talk much on the road but he was still nice. Great to be able to do it at short notice in low season.

Danika H

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The tour was great and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Victor C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

The view is magnificent from a distance. Just like the fairy tale castle comes alive. The wealthier was excellent and we can scrolled down the hill track after visiting the castle.
The drive from Frankfurt to Neuschwanstein took over 4 hours one way. We were privileged to be chauffeured in a limousine with great leg room. The car condition was excellent that we felt that it was cruising quietly although it speeded at 180km/hr on the Germany autobahn.


4 star rating: Recommended February 2012

The castle was great. It's a 3-4 hour trip each way by if you don't want to spend 8 hours driving, take the train to Munich and go from there instead.

Kathryn H

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2016

This is an extremely long day trip from Frankfurt. It is more driving than actual sightseeing so be prepared to spend a lot of time in the car. The castle is lovely and the views are amazing so it is worth doing only if you have plenty of time to spare for it.

I believe this was only supposed to be to the castle, but we also did a brief stop in Rothenburg. The next day I was glad we had done this because the trip I booked for the next day to Rothenburg was cancelled on me.

Tiffany A F

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2011

Our "tour" guide didn't not know a lot. The actual tour of the castle was a let down. Stay overnight it is too far to make a day trip. Eat there the one included is not worth it.

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