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  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)
Tucked away in the Bavarian foothills are two of King Ludwig II’s dream abodes: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. Discover both on this day trip from Frankfurt with an expert guide. Be enchanted by the fairy tale atmosphere of Neuschwanstein, the castle cited as the inspiration for Disney’s 'Sleeping Beauty,' and admire the gardens and gilded interior of Linderhof Palace, modeled on the Palace of Versailles.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace from Frankfurt
  • Venture to the secluded Bavarian foothills to visit two of King Ludwig II’s castles
  • Skip the line and enjoy a walking tour of imposing Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Discover the stunning palace that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
  • Visit stately Linderhof Palace, a site thought to be modeled on the Palace of Versailles
  • Learn about the legacy of the reclusive Bavarian king
  • Enjoy free time to explore at your leisure

What You Can Expect

Royal Castles Tour from Frankfurt: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace

Enjoy a visit to Linderhof Palace and its beautiful gardens

Your full-day tour starts in the morning in central Frankfurt. Board your coach and settle in for your 4.5-hour drive south to the enchanting Bavarian town of Füssen, on the southern tip of the Romantic Road near the Austria border.

Perched on a rocky, forested hill is Neuschwanstein Castle, one of Germany’s most beloved attractions. This stunning fairy tale palace rises steeply above the village of Hohenschwangau, looming over the Alpine foothills. A snapshot of Neuschwanstein from afar explains why this royal castle was used as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

Bypass the long entrance lines and enter the castle for your walking tour. Learn about the life and reign of the shy and reclusive King Ludwig II, as you admire the distinctive Neo-Gothic Revival architecture and ornate interior, adorned with precious furnishings and paintings from the late 1800s. After your tour, spend time strolling around the gardens, browsing for souvenirs and taking photos against the breathtaking backdrop of the Bavarian mountains.

Continue by coach to Linderhof Palace, roughly an hour away. The smallest of King Ludwig II’s three palaces, Linderhof was inspired by the king’s visits to the Palace of Versailles in France. On a walking tour, admire Linderhof's grand architecture and opulent décor, noticing the Neo-Rococo style that reflects the king’s fascination with the ancien régime, a French political system that was in place before the French Revolution. Head outside to wander the lovely ornamental gardens, reminiscent of the Versailles Gardens.

At the end of the day, relax on your journey back to Frankfurt where your tour finishes.
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Tour code: 5326NEULINDER

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