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  • Location:Munich, Germany
  • Duration:10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

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

Frances H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was worth every penny. The bus was very nice--they had snacks and coffee available for everyone on board and our guide was the sweetest woman. She knew so much about the area and had so much knowledge to offer. I was traveling alone and it was a very fun day for me. I wish we had had a little more time in the town of Oberammagau, but there happened to be a lot of traffic the day of our tour so time was limited.
I loved how much time we had to explore the Neuschwanstein Castle on our own. It was the perfect day trip!

Adam M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic tour. Everything was well timed and we were lucky to have a fair fall of snow to make the day pretty special.

Michael T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The trip is fully loaded and is totally worth it and with this I mean it starts really early and ends late too.. But the good thing is that you would see so many things. The guided tours inside the Linderhof and Neuschwanstein castles were pretty awesome. Our guide, Nancy likewise fed us with some very interesting information on our way to the castles. Overall, I think this trip is highly recommended!

karen f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A fantastic tour to do, on your own or as a family !! Our family had a fabulous day, we enjoyed exploring both castles.

Ittirit T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very good tour guide and tour schedule

Yuan United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely enjoyed the tour. Visiting in winter made the trip a bit more fairy-tale-like, in my opinion, with the snow and fogs!
The tour itself is well paced - you aren't rushed to each stop and can spend a decent amount of time in each stop to enjoy the surrounding etc.
It was a long day, but well worth it.

Vasileios A. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent guidance, landscapes, buses, airconditioning, reasonable price.

Maria F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was incredible and the sites were amazing! I don't know how we would have got to Linderhof had it not been on this tour. We went in the winter and everything was beautiful as it had just snowed a few days before. You spend a minimal amount of time at Linderhof and then make your way to Neuschwanstein. Because it was winter there were only a bistro cafe and the restaurant up the castle hill to eat at, but in the summer our tour guide says more places are opened. The bridge for the viewing point was just down for maintenance but the castle was still amazing. I would 100 recommend this tour and would do it again myself. Do note that the price of the castle to get inside is not included.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

First of all, the booking choice and process of 4 consecutive day-trips via Viator was easy and convenient. Having read the previous reviews, all the guides seemed to have a very good knowledge of the history and professional in conducting the tour, so was ours. Markus guide and Markus coach driver were 5 stars in taking and guiding us to 3 different locations, Oberammergau, Neuschwantein and Linderhof, timing was just perfect.

Rong-Fuh L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were a group of four friends from Taiwan and China. We had a great time to join this tour. Our tour guide was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for your services. I will definitely look forward to arranging your tour package next time.

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