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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.


  • 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 July 2015

Austin was excellent and tour was great! I was with my four kids and their two cousins, ranging in age from 13-22 and they all really enjoyed the history and color that Austin provided. Also he provided some very funny insights, recommended good places to eat and gave us great souvenir advice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely loved the view! The tour guide, Austin was highlight of the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Austin was awesome! There is a good bit of travel just getting from Munich to Neuschwanstein and back. It gives you lots of time to spend with your guide. Our guide was not only knowledgeable, he was entertaining and nice. Austin provided helpful with hints for enjoying Munich and our time at the castle. We learned a great deal about the King, his construction projects, his life and his death. ASK for AUSTIN!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were a little concerned at first because this tour had somehow become overbooked, and we were asked if we could change our prepaid tickets to a different day when we checked in which we were not able to do. The staff was asking everyone and must have found someone able to change his or her booking. That was the only blemish on an otherwise PERFECT tour. Because of the size of the group it was not small, Viator hired an air-conditioned motorcoach to take us to and from the castle's village where we then boarded the local tram/bus to Neuschwanstein castle for those of us who did not want to walk up the hill from the village to the castle. While we were prepared to take the regional train to the town, the motorcoach was extremely comfortable, and we could all hear the great information that our tour guide told us during the drive. Our tour guide, Anya, was knowledgeable and very nice. She also did a great job in making sure she knew where every member of her group was during the castle visit which was not an easy task, as well as directing us to a lunch place that was reasonably-priced and fast. My daughter, husband, and I were all happy with this tour experience. It was money well-spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very informative tour guide was very knowledgeable and made our introduction to Munich perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a fabulous guide who gave us background information as we walked up to the castle! Greatly appreciated havering all the transportation prearranged.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour, excellent tour guide. Austin from Dallas, TX was knowledgeable, entertaining, and great at getting us where we needed to be at exactly the right time to avoid lines and crowds! The tour makes it very effortless to see Neuschwanstein! No arranging transport from Munich to Fussen or from the train in Fussen to the castle. The castle tour is well worth the entrance fee! Thank you, Austin,for a great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent trip, wonderful venue and scenery. Roland was a really good tour guide. I will be back again.

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