King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, hidden away in the Bavarian mountains. This trip from Munich shows you both of these extraordinary castles, the legacy of Bavaria's fairy-tale king. Capture the grandeur of these castles and the picturesque mountain scenery of Bavaria in one magical day.


  • 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

Leah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic tour! Bus ride was comfortable, air conditioned but no Wi-Fi. Neuschwanstein and Linderhof were beautiful, Oberammergau very quaint. Great day, highly recommend this tour :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide Maximillian was great. It was a rainy day and cool, but still terrific.

Muhammad Imran A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour with excellent tour guide. Tourist should not miss this. The Linderhof Castle was great and the interior was too good I fact over done.

Sasiwimon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

My friend and I went on this tour and we love it, great trip to the castles and the guide tour gave us a lot of information about Bavarian country and King Ludwig II. Also very beautiful scenery all the way on the trip.

Isabelle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Beautiful tour. Even in a cold and cloudy day :-
It's a must if you go to Munich.
We can't take pictures inside the castles. However there are all very impressive and especially Neuschswantein.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was very well organized and the departure point near the Munich central train station is very convenient. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Everything went smoothly and we had a great day and visit to this amazing castles. Highly recommend.

Elisha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kishan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Disappointed at the weather, but the nothing to complain about the tour! great day out even with gloomy weather

Isabelle R Bermuda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Superb, I felt like a princess!

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I'm sure most of these tours are the same- you're visiting the same locations after all. However, what made this tour outstanding was the guide. For most of the bus ride going, she was informative and funny. She made me want to know more about King Ludwig II. Hopefully if you choose this tour you will get the same guide I forgot her name!, as she was fantastic! Highly recommended!

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