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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling by rail on small group guided tour from Munich, you'll tour the ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle, be taken to the best vantage points; the lake, the postcard-perfect aerial view of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle and to the waterfall gorge.

Highlights

  • Small group Neuschwanstein Castle day tour from Munich
  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Skip the Line entry to the castle-no waiting in queues
  • Best views of the castle, the lake, waterfall gorge and Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Expert, professional guide
  • Return train tickets to Fussen from Munich

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A relaxing train ride through the Bavarian countryside whisks you away to this storybook castle where you can waltz past the crowds with your skip-the-line ticket. Make sure to go to the bridge overlooking the castle for the best photo ops!

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What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

This glorious folly was built in the 19th century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by myth and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many and is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, and is also famous as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale.

Your guide will tell the engaging story of King Ludwig's renowned and tragic reign, of his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains and ultimately destroyed him. Take an exclusive internal tour of the king's private chambers with a specialist castle guide.

Entrance fees to the Neuschwanstein Castle are not included. A supplement of 12 euros (per person) is payable direct. This guided tour includes advance booking so you can skip long lines and gain quick access to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!

The journey to Neuschwanstein takes approximately 2 hours by train. Germany's rail system is world renown and this journey to the Alps is no exception. Offering spectacular views, trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms. Feel free to walk around and chat to your fellow travellers as well as your guide, who can answer any questions about Munich and Bavaria.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

A great day, right from the start to the end. Very scenic train ride, tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the area and of King Ludwig. The town at the base of the castles was very picturesque, lots of photo opportunities all along the way. The walk up to the castle was pretty steep, but there is plenty of time, so you can go at your own pace. The tour through the castle itself is lead by an official Neuschwanstein guide, not the guide you travel with, but that he was fine too. We chose to take the gorge walk down from the castle, which is also very scenic. It is a hike, but an easy one, so wear appropriate shoes if you plan on doing that. You can learn as much history as you want about the region and the era from the tour guides, so definitely take advantage of that.

This trip was well worth it, and definitely one of the highlights of our trip to the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour! Tour guide (Stefan) was very nice and personable. Very knowledgable. Was a beautiful day, so the views were spectacular! Especially from the bridge!! We opted to walk up to the castle. We were warned that it is quite a hike and he was not kidding!! Not for anyone with walking issues!! The only negative was that the tour of the inside of the castle was very short (maybe 20 minutes) as there are only a few of the rooms "completed". The tour guide inside the castle was someone different and seemed to rush you through. However, the views made up for it! Lots of fun!!

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