Tour code: 285016
Witness the fairy tale-like castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, created by Germany’s 19th-century King Ludwig II, on a day trip from Munich. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, ogle Bavaria's magnificent scenery as you journey to Linderhof, Ludwig’s rococo-style hunting lodge and last home. Join an optional interior tour and then continue to Neuschwanstein, a picturebook clutch of turrets and chambers that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Enjoy free time in nearby Hohenschwangau village for lunch and to explore Neuschwanstein’s grounds, and take an optional castle tour. Entrance fees not included.


  • King Ludwig II's Royal Castles day trip from Munich
  • Admire lush Bavaria on route to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, both built by Germany’s 'mad' King Ludwig II
  • Tour (own expense) the inside of the lavish Linderhof or visit the Moorish Pavilion in the grounds
  • Ogle the hilltop Neuschwanstein, the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle
  • Enjoy free time to tour Neuschwanstein’s interior (own expense) and explore its grounds and Hohenschwangau village
  • Learn about the ‘mad’ Ludwig and his desire to create his own fantasy castles
  • Enjoy a shopping stop in postcard-pretty Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play

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

Pilar B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was an amazing tour! Strongly recomended

Daryl C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Stunning views

Neil H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

An excellent tour and pretty much the only sensible way to visit these castles if you don't have a car. To do it by public transit would take forever and be a bit of a struggle if you don't speak German. The guide was slightly eccentric but in an entertaining sort of way! I highly recommend it!

Kathryn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour. Our guide Matthew was quite knowledgable and very helpful. Gorgeous scenery. Great time.

Tayla D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Such an amazing tour!!! Highly recommend and so easy doing through Viator.

Konrad S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great experience...very well programmed and times kept very well.

Madhu T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful trip. Great guide. For first time visitors I would really recommend taking this package than going on your own. The guide really enhances the experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour! Love the castles, we went at the end of April and surprise it was snowing, just gorgeous! Lots of time in the bus but worth it. Warning if you go on a Sunday, be warned one of the stops in a small town is pointless because everything is closed, they should really cut that out instead of just making it a snack and bathroom break in a ghost town.

Debbie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very nice day trip. Great guide that made sure we saw as much as possible in the short time we had. This trip was lots of walking and stairs but very nice.

Neuschwanstein castle was very crowded tour as our group merged with the masses, but I was glad a went anyway.

Danielle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic day with beautiful misty mountains and amazing castles. Max was an excellent tour guide. I would recommend this

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