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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A must to see! Our group kicked off and headed to Linderhof Castle for a scenic tour of this smaller castle, then to Oberammergau for time to touring and end at Neuschwanstein. Francesca was fabulous with suggestions to see or do at locations and full of information! We had a GORGEOUS day of weather and so the views were spectacular from the castles. The only drawback was Marien's Bridge Marienbrucke closed for repairs. Still the views are wonderful and well worth the time to visit!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Beautiful weather accentuated the castle. It was during the off season and the crowds were light. Unfortunately many of the outside statues were covered and cleaning was in process. The bus was comfortable and the driving and guiding were superb. We had a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely day. We were mum, dad and two children 10 and 12. The coach was comfortable, the time at each site was sufficient and it was great to have all the timings and tickets organised for us. The locations were stunning and we were very lucky to have beautiful weather. Our guide was well informed and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful guide. Tour was extensive and very interesting. The punctuality was greatly appreciated.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic Tour. Certainly worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing tour, great value!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Although the fog was so bad that day we didn't actually see Neuschwanstein, the trip was still one to remember. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and gave a lot of really great information on tour. I would highly recommend going in the fall because the colors of the Bavarian countryside were absolutely beautiful. I will be back for another visit in December.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely loved the trip! Monica was a wonderful tour guide and we enjoyed every second of our time on this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent day tour from Munich! The castle tours and stopping in the small town really fill the day and are both GREAT tours. The bus drive is gorgeous! The only small complaint I would have is I think the ticket prices for the castles should be included in the price. That way you don't have to worry about pulling out cash on the way and the tour guide wouldn't have to go to every person collecting the money. Other than that- I'd definitely do this tour again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was spot on time, very, very comfortable luxury coach, and an amazing guide, Sophie. She was precise, the trip was flawless, and I highly recommend taking the trip. I did not feel rushed, and had time to see what was most important to me. This trip would get a 9.8/10 for overall excellence. The driver was also safe, and very well tuned to the coach he was driving.

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