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  • Location:Füssen, Germany
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Best Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a half-day skip-the-line tour from Füssen! After arriving in Hohenschwangau, hop on a shuttle bus and head inside the fairy-tale castle for a walking tour, learning all about King Ludwig II, for whom Neuschwanstein was built. After hearing the history from an expert local guide, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride back to the village of Hohenschwangau, stroll around Lake Alpsee and return to Füssen.


  • 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

Best Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

See Hohenschwangau Castle on your half-day trip!

Hop aboard your luxury coach by Füssen Station, and then relax on the short journey south to Hohenschwangau as you listen to your guide explaining your itinerary.

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 Gorge. 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice trip. A lot of stairs in the castle.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed the trip. The guide was very good and very helpful. Was a wonderful experience and beautiful country

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great experience! Our tour guide Emma was fantastic. What a nice young lady and very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was well planned and enjoyable and my family of 8 had a great time!
It was great to Skip the line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Everything was just perfect - even the weather!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great sights, wonderful time. However the Horse-Drawn carriage part didn't happen because of long lines waiting for them and the schedule didn't permit it. That was disappointing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a very enjoyable tour! Is definitely worth taking to avoid the long lines. Our guide, Florian, really took care of our group and was a lot of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The lines to get tickets are massive and very limited. If you go during high season, you have to take this tour, or one like it. Forget trying to go on your own. The castle itself is impressive, but smaller inside than you will expect due to it never having been completed. I would strongly recommend taking this tour as part of a combination with other Castles, but if you only want to see neuschwanstein, this is a necessary option. If you go off season, just skip this tour. On season, it is a MUST. Or you just can't get in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was well organized and Astrid was a knowledgeable and pleasant guide. She took advantage of available services such as the shuttle up to the town at the base of the castle and the shuttle from there to the Castle. She shared quite a bit of interesting information on Ludwig and the castle and got us to our 10:30am tour right on time. We enjoyed the tour very glad we took the time to visit Neuschwanstein. I'm not surprised it is one of Germany's biggest attractions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


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