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  • Address: Alpseestraße 12 Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany 87645
  • Hours: Open daily from 8am - 5:30pm during the summer and from 9am - 3:30pm during winter
  • Admission: €1.80 (USD$2.35) per individual; €0.90 (USD$1) for groups of 15 or more

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Hohenschwangau Castle

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Alpsee and Schwansee lakes and close by the Austrian border, the magnificent Hohenschwangau Castle (Schloss Hohenschwangau) is a dramatic gothic fortress dating back to the 19th century. The sister castle to the world-renowned Neuschwanstein Castle (the famous blueprint for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle), Hohenschwangau is a popular stop on the German Castle Trail and is often visited on day trips from Munich or nearby Füssen. 

Hohenschwangau Castle was built in 1832 on the site of the 12th-century Schuangau fortress and is celebrated for its striking interior décor, including a series of paintings by Domenik Quaglio depicting key events in German history. Built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, the palace is notable as the childhood home of his heir, the future King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ludwig would later go on to build a series of fairytale castles, including Neuschwanstein, and while Hohenschwangau’s sprawling ruins don’t quite match their majesty, their influence is inherent. 

The castle is now open to visitors and offers breathtaking views over the Alpsee and its surrounding mountain valleys, but to fully appreciate the setting, take a boat trip on the lake or hike one of the many trails that skirt the foothills of the castle.  

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Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich, Munich, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich

4 star rating: Recommended 108 Reviews

Enter the fairytale kingdom of 19th-century Bavaria on this royal castle tour with an expert guide! Traveling from Munich by private vehicle, you’ll visit two ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.53
Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein, Munich, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

4.5 star rating: Recommended 80 Reviews

Overnight in castle country on this two day tour from Munich. Your first stop is the elegant Linderhof. King Ludwig's favorite castle, which was built between ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $273.78
Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen, Füssen, Overnight Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

This tour will be an experience that you will never forget, providing everything you are looking for on your holiday: castles, sightseeing, nature, The Alps ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.22
Tour to Fussen Neuschwanstein with Oberammergau and Linderhof, Munich, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Tour to Fussen Neuschwanstein with Oberammergau and Linderhof

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

This full-day tour begins at Munich Central Station, from where you will take the train to Füssen (at own expense) early in the morning. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.04
Fuessen Half-Day Tour: Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau, Füssen, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Fuessen Half-Day Tour: Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 24 Reviews

Join a half-day tour to Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle (entrance not included), through the old town of Fuessen and to the waterfall at the ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.93
Private Full-Day Castles Tour from Munich: Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Linderhof Castle, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full-Day Castles Tour from Munich: Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Linderhof Castle

Enjoy this full-day private tour to visit 3 different castles in one day. The tour will begin in Munich and will include 3 castle visits. Your first visit will ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $969.63
Skip the Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich in Spanish, Munich, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Skip the Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich in Spanish

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 5 Reviews

Visit the Bavarian palace of Neuschwanstein Castle on this skip-the-line tour small-group tour from Munich. With an expert guide, travel by train from Munich ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.91

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