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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Hidden in the seclusion of the Bavarian mountains, King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. This trip from Munich shows you both of these extraordinary castles, the legacy of of Bavaria's fairytale King. Capture the grandeur of these castles and the picturesque mountain scenery of Bavaria in one magical day.


  • King Ludwig II's Royal Castles tour from Munich
  • Fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle - the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Four hours to explore Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castle and grounds
  • Linderhof hunting lodge castle
  • One-hour visit to Linderhof

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's fascinating to learn about eccentric King Ludwig II, who built the two grandiose castles on this tour. You get plenty of time at both to appreciate his vision. And the short stop at Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play, is a nice bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

Linderhof, Germany

Departing Munich, visit the smallest of three royal castles, Linderhof, which was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century as a hunting lodge. Built in French Rococo style, the castle has a Moorish pavilion which can be visited during your one hour stay. You have the option to join a guided tour of the interior of Linderhof.

After departing Linderhof, you will have a short shopping stop in Oberammergau, world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses (Luftl-paintings) and Passion Play.

On the approach to Neuschwanstein, it will quickly become clear as to why this magnificent neo-Romanesque style castle is the most well known castle in the world. It appears through the mist like something out of a fairytale, and you will not be surprised to hear that the man who conceived its design - King Ludwig II, was considered quite eccentric. If it all seems very familiar, it may be because the castle was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

You will stop in Hohenschwangau, a small town at the feet of the castle, where you'll have 4 hours at disposal for lunch and to explore the grounds of Neuschwanstein. You'll also have the option of joining a guided tour of the interior of the castles if you wish.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good, with a great tour guide and bus driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We liked this tour very much! Our tour guide was great! Very funny and knowledgable. We preferred Linderhof over Neuschwanstein. The trek up to Neuschwanstein was pretty tiring but all in all an amazing fun-filled day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, would recommend this to others, the castles were lovely and the bus driver helpful and did a good job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We both absolutely loved this tour - made extra special by our tour guide Elizabeth. Elizabeth was a treasure trove of information and kept us entertained with information during the ride to and from the castles and Munich. Truly one of the best tour guides and tours. Not only do you visit two castles but you also see the German countryside. Loved every minute of our 8 hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lovely day tour. Tiring both worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Convenient, excellent guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was great and fit a lot into one day. There is much to see though, and it could easily be extended and made into a two-day tour. The information provided was very interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Everything is great. Our driver Thomas is awesome his driving is the smoothest I've seen. Antje, our guide, is also very knowledgeable about the castles and Bavarian fields. The only down side is that we spent little time at Linderhof, which I found is extremely exquisite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was a long day but well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great Tour .... Absolutely a must GO

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