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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 July 2015

This is a perfect tour to get out of the city and into the Bavarian countryside for a day! The bus was comfortable and our tour guide, Elisabeth, was amazing. She was a wealth of information about Bavaria and Munich and King Ludwig II. The day was long but didn't feel that way as we were entertained the whole day. And the castles? Wow. Just, wow.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Elisabeth was our guide she is great! She made the tour even better!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a excellent tour from beginning to end.Christine was a knowledgeable guide and made the whole day enjoyable I would highly recommend this tour of the Royal castles .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very nice!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful trip, would not be able to see it on my own. Loved everything

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour. The castles were fun to see especially from the outside. Inside was OK.

Stopping in and walking around the 2 Bavarian villages was great fun. Seeing the beauty of the villages and the Bavarian Mountains was awesome.

The bus driver was excellent and safe. The tour guide failed to tell us that there was a bus that could take us up the last 2400 feet to Neuschwanstein Castle and he did not tell us where to find the line for the carriage ride up so this part of the trip ought to be repaired. The elderly, people with health issues, and young children probably are not able to walk uphill for the last 2400 feet.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed every minute of this tour. The guide was wonderful making sure everybody was taken care of and had a great time and informed us about the history of the castles and the area. There was plenty of time to walk around and enjoy the castles and the little town. Great tour for a great price!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable on the topics. The bus was very comfortable and the bus driver was very skilled. We really enjoyed this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful trip and a must do for anyone with a spare day in Munich. This beats the olympic area or any of the car manufactories BMW or Mercedes. It is a great way to see the countryside of Bavaria.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The Bavarian country side was such a beauty to behold. Winding roads, lush green fields, tall trees, massive mountains everything added to the charm of this place. Our first stop was palace Linderhof, which had stunning landscapes. Second stop was the charming old town of Oberammergau with its painted houses and famous wood works. Via the Romantic road, we reached our final destination The Neuschwanstein Castle, such a secluded and stunning piece of work. Our tour guide was so very informative not just about the tour but Munich in general. The coach was very comfortable with push-back seats, toilet, refreshments, TV, luggage stowing and an upper deck for better views. Very much recommended and worth the money.

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