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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.

Highlights

  • 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 April 2014

The scenery while travelling on the bus was beautiful. The whole trip was very organised. The schedule was tight but communicated well to all passengers and this meant that all passengers met at the agreed times. The guide gave a great overview of Munich and Bavaria, and suggested several options for the steep ascent to Neuschwanstein. We opted for bus up and walk down. This saved us time and energy, plus with a 7 year old and a 20month old in a stroller made it easy for us. We had to leave the stroller at the entrance to the actual castles of both Neauschanstein and Linderhof and carry her during the actual tours but this was fine. All guides and other passengers were very understanding. Would have preferred more time in Omeramagau village (in between Linderhof and Neuschanstein. Enjoyed Linderhof - under rated I think.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Fantastic day out.

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