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  • Location:Munich, Germany
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich

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.


  • 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 November 2015

Great day, good long bus ride but Patrick was a riot and we had a great time. Solid value on this Viator tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour!!! Our tour guide, Sabina, did a great job providing us the history on our way to Schwangau and preparing us for the remainder of the tour. Once in Schwangau, we had time for lunch and then proceeded on the walk, thru town, up to the castle. Fortunately, the weather was absolutely perfect making the walk and sights much more enjoyable. The tour inside the castle was equally as stunning. Awesome to see all that history. Only downside was the look-over bridge was closed for renovation. Overall, highly recommended! Thank you again Sabina!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour. The Castle itself was amazing. Th train ride to and from was also very interesting, just to see so much of the German countryside. After a month, I don't recall our guides name, but he was informative and entertaining. Very knowledgeable about the Castle and King Ludwig.
The only disappointment was beyond his control, the Lake Mary bridge was closed so had to settle for a bit lesser views.
I would highly recommend this tour. Just be aware, it's a bit of an uphill hike from where the horse cart drops you and the entrance. Also, lots of stairs inside. But well worth the effort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Such a fantastic experience , great tour and Jeff was so helpful and fun and we all had a great time :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Austin, our guide, made King Ludwig come alive with his extensive knowledge of the man, this castle and the surrounding area. A must take tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was simply wonderful and our guide Yulanda i hope i spell correctly was really helpful and nice.

My friend and I enjoy the sight and also finally get to see the castle. An eye opener for me and my friend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved it! So interesting, very well organized. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge not only on the castle but on Munich as well. Everything was taken care of for us. I strongly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really loved this tour, great smooth journey out, very scenic and quick.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An amazing day and one we will remember for ever. Sabina was a gracious guide and full of knowledge!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was awesome! Petra was so informative and entertaining. She was the best! ! I and #39;d definitely recommend going on this tour. Sure, it and #39;s full of tourists, but honestly, it was so great and the scenery in the fall time is spectacular. A must see for sure! ! :)

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