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  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)
Visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle on a must-do day trip from Frankfurt! The castle is one of Germany’s most famous attractions, and this tour is the easiest way to see it if you only have a limited time in Germany.

You'll travel by luxury coach to Füssen before taking a fascinating guided tour around the 19th-century castle. Learn about the reclusive King Ludwig II who once lived there, and spend time at leisure on Neuschwanstein's picture-perfect grounds.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from Frankfurt to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Enjoy a guided Neuschwanstein Castle tour with your expert guide
  • Entrance fees included
  • Spend time sighteeing independently in the Neuschwanstein grounds
  • Great tour if you have a limited time in Germany and want to see one of its most famous attractions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

From the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, you'll leave Frankfurt and travel approximately 161 miles (260 km) south to the 700-year-old town of Füssen. The closest to the fairytale German castle of Schloss Neuschwanstein, this pretty little town is frequently referred to as the romantic soul of Bavaria, situated at the southernmost tip of Germany's Romantic Road.

Of all the castles in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle is deservedly the most popular, and should count as the must-see attraction for your German vacation. One of three royal palaces created for King Ludwig of Bavaria II, Neuschwanstein is by far the most distinctive, perching 3,306 feet (1,008 meters) above sea level on a rocky hill overlooking Hohenschwangau village below. It was built in classic Neo-Gothic Revival style, and the breathtaking grandeur of the castle's exterior has undoubtedly contributed towards its fame; it was the inspiration for the castle in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

On arrival, you'll enjoy a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour, where you will take in the ornate splendor of the castle's interior. Marvel at the richness of detail within King Ludwig's quarters, and see the array of historical paintings, mosaics and ornaments that show the impressive craftsmanship of the late 1800s. Your expert guide will provide fascinating commentary as you walk, describing the shy king who used Neuschwanstein Castle as his personal refuge during his turbulent reign.

After your Neuschwanstein tour, you'll have time to sightsee at leisure. Take a relaxing stroll around the beautifully maintained grounds, shop for souvenirs or simply enjoy the spectacular photo opportunities against the backdrop of the Bavarian mountains. En route back to Frankfurt, your guide will provide you with an indulgent lunchbox -- well needed after your unforgettable day of Neuschwanstein sightseeing.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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