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It was a great tour and we decided to add more intensity to the experience by hiking up with tour guide (Roland) to the castle. Hike was short, but intense. Taking the bus to the castle was another option for those not interested in the walk.
Our guide Roland was very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing his knowledge. It is an easy train ride from Munich, and a beautiful setting. The castle is amazing. Going with the tour is a great way to avoid lines. We had plenty of time to explore the lake and nearby forest before our tour in the castle.
Very happy with the tour. We left 9:30 by train, which was fast and comfortable. I've probably never travelled by train before when on a guided tour, but it was the best way to get there. Once there we had dinner and went up to the castle by bus (2 Euros) due to the rain. We first saw the castle from a great vantage point across the valley from a bridge, then went around the castle on the tour. The price of this tour is extremely competitive and the guide was helpful and informative. If your visiting Munich then for the money this really is an excellent day out.
Excellent experience. Our guide was well informed. The train trip was enjoyable. Neuschwanstein uss not to be missed!
Our guide Keith made our trip fun. He was very informative and well spoken. We enjoyed the tour and the train ride.
This guide really took good care of us! He had an excellent grasp of the history of the castle, presented some options for getting around once we got to the castle. I can't say enough about the skip the line tours, especially when you are traveling during high season.
The tour was awesome. Our guide, Austin, was funny and super knowledgable. After seeing the line to get tickets at the foot of mountain below the castle, I wouldn't hesitate to steer friends to this tour. Very well organized and simple. The castle is fascinating and the story of Ludwig and Wagner and the Munich leaders is pretty captivating. And, of course, the castle is stunning. Totally worth the day trip from Munich.
The group was about 30 people... We had gone i guess during the peak season as we had to wait for nearly 30 mins for the bus to the castle. Bridge was extremely crowded and wobbly. Our guide Ian was nice. The castle and surrounding views are well worth the visit.
We had a wonderful day thanks to Viator, Radius tours and our tour guide Austin. There were no surprises and lots of great history and sightseeing. Everything was on time, the train, the bus, the tour, the free time. There is a good amount of walking with this tour both uphill and down, but my out of shape self managed. I have to say we were so lucky to have Austin as our guide...very professional and fun. Worth the trip.
Everything was perfect! Do not hesitate to book this trip! All accommodations and reservations were excellent.
It was wonderful to have someone walk us through how to get to Neuschwanstein from Munich - took a lot of the stress away! Our guide was an American who had moved to Germany, so his English was perfect. We got a lot more of the history with this tour then if we had just done the castle tour on our own. It was also nice not to have to wait in line. Apparently, some people wait in line all day and don't actually get into the castle! I highly recommend this if you are planning to go to Neuschwanstein!
I would highly recommend this tour. I found learning about the history of the castle and the surrounding area to be very interesting. This is an excellent day trip and should not be a sight to miss on if you are in the area of Munich. I had an excellent tour guide, Austin. Austin is a teacher from Texas. I enjoyed this area so much that instead of taking the train back to Munich, I booked a couple of nights at a hotel down the road from Neuschwanstein castle. Austin was an excellent tour guide and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was enjoyed this tour.
Our tour guide was Jeff who was very good, in fact we had met him on another Munich based walking tour some years ago so a real pro! this was my fourth visit to the castle over a number of years so I didn't learn anything new and you can easily read up on the Mad King from numerous guide books.
Yes you could do this yourself, but avoiding the booking office queue and the transfers to and from Fussen is worth the cost. Neuschwanstein is iconic and a must to visit but in my view it is the setting that makes this the # 1 attraction and I much prefer Linderhoff. Be warned, this attraction is very popular and the tour itself is run to a time slot leaving little time to really appreciate the interior.
Unless you are fit, take the bus up the track!
Yes there are other tours offering more as part of the trip but my advice would be to avoid as there is simply not enough time to fit everything in.
If you are in southern Germany you must do this trip at least once and if based in Munich this is the best way of doing it.