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Hohenschwangau Castle Tours

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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.  

Address: Alpseestraße 12 Schwangau, Bavaria 87645, Germany
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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Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich with Guide and Bus/Train Ticket

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich with Guide and Bus/Train Ticket

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Experience the fairytale atmosphere of Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Alps during this full-day train excursion from Munich. Travel by rail to the village of Hohenschwangau, where you can pick between a tour of the castle’s interior (own expense) or a guided hike in the nearby foothills with views of the fortress. Train transport and your guide are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.85
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$65.85
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Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein &Hohenschwangau Castle Tour from Munich

Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein &Hohenschwangau Castle Tour from Munich

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♧|♧ Best for avoiding crowds! The famous Fairytale Castle NEUSCHWANSTEIN is the 2nd most visited attraction in Germany. It captivates 1.5M visitors with its dreamy beauty, inspired by characters from Wagner's epic operas. Unfortunately this means that up to 8,000 visitors/day crowd the place all year long. This tour gives you the unique opportunity to avoid these crowds and enjoy the calm of the early mornings also at the HOHENSCHWANGAU castle in peace. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the castles and grounds. As the day awakens, the fairy tale comes to life around you. Our expert guide will give you space to enjoy the calm magic while being at your disposal and alert to your needs&questions at all times. Why travel with us • Get GUARANTEED SKIP-THE-LINE TICKETS even at short notice • Know that your day is planned and conducted by a friendly&professional tour guide • Enjoy the perfect symbiosis of traveling in relaxed comfort and fully leveraging your precious vacation time
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.58
Price varies by group size
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$450.58
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Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich

Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich

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See two of the palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria on this private, full-day royal castle tour from Munich. Escape to the Bavarian foothills of Füssen to see the Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s 'Sleeping Beauty' movie. Skip the line and enjoy a walking tour of this popular fairy tale abode. Also, see Hohenschwangau Castle, King Ludwig’s childhood home. Then, enjoy a stroll around Hohenschwangau’s scenic Lake Alpsee or visit nearby Linderhof Palace, modeled after the Palace of Versailles. Hotel pickup and drop-off and admission to all castles included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$552.61
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Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

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Enjoy a royal palace adventure in the Bavarian heartland on this 2-day tour from Munich. Start with a visit to Linderhof Palace in Ettal, which King Ludwig II of Bavaria modeled after the Palace of Versailles. Make a brief stop in Oberammergau before reaching Hohenschwangau. Then step inside the king’s palace of retreat, Neuschwanstein Castle, for a self-guided tour of one of Germany’s most popular attractions. After an overnight stay, visit Hohenschwangau Castle, the king’s childhood home. Transportation, accommodation plus breakfast and the entrance fee to Hohenschwangau Castle included.
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  • 2 days
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$305.32
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Private Castle Tour from Munich: Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof

Private Castle Tour from Munich: Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof

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Visit three of Bavaria's most beguiling castles on a private day trip from Munich. Formerly the castles of the eccentric King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof are loved by visitors around the world for their fairy tale architecture and mountain settings. Explore them with your own private guide, enjoy coffee breaks to break up the history, and travel in comfort with round-trip transportation from your Munich hotel.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,166.62
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$1,166.62
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MY*GUiDE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein Tour INCL. TICKETS from GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN

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MY*GUiDE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein Tour INCL. TICKETS from GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN

♧|♧ Best for avoiding crowds! TRAVEL*SAFE & WITH CONFIDENCE: MORE ABOUT OUR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN "Addit. Info" NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE - a dream destination for tourists from all over the world - ... in times of Corona! Due to the comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures of the castle administration (reduction of the number of visitors by 83% to only 10 people per tour!) it is currently often impossible to get tickets at the desired date. On this private full-day tour you will receive - even at short notice - GUARANTEED SKIP-THE-LINE ADMISSION for the guided castle tour, which you can experience virtually EXCLUSIVELY due to the small groups of visitors! From the very beginning, you will be accompanied by your personal licensed tour guide, who is of course familiar with the current situation. So all you need to do is ENJOY this day! You can also enjoy the entertaining & informative ride in our new & comfortable Volkswagen-Minivan, where we can visit a wealth of other attractions.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$417.61
$522.02
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Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip with Hohenschwangau Castle from Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip with Hohenschwangau Castle from Munich

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Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Bavarian heartland, including a visit to the popular Neuschwanstein Castle, on this guided, full-day tour from Munich. First, choose from either a bike tour around the village of Hohenschwangau, including a swim in scenic Lake Alpsee, or go hiking and visit Hohenschwangau Castle, the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Then step inside the king’s palace of retreat, Neuschwanstein Castle, for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s most popular attractions. Use of a bike and helmet are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.18
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$60.18

Neuschwanstein Castle BUS Tour from Munich OPT Hohenschwangau / Alpine Bike Ride

Neuschwanstein Castle BUS Tour from Munich OPT Hohenschwangau / Alpine Bike Ride

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Tailor your trip to Neuschwanstein Castle by adding on either a Hohenschwangau Castle tour, a Lake Alpsee bike ride, or a hike to the village of Schwangau. Perfect for family and friends who are traveling together but don’t have the same interests, this day trip from Munich offers an experience that everyone can enjoy. After your choice of morning excursion, you’ll regroup for a tour of Neuschwanstein, learning about eccentric King Ludwig II as you explore.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.09
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From Munich: Castle Hohenschwangau by train with small group

From Munich: Castle Hohenschwangau by train with small group

This 12th-century castle has a long history and was also partially used by King Ludwig II. Since over 5.000 people visit the region for its amazing castles you need reservations. I take care of the tickets giving you a skip-the-line, which is really necessary when visiting the region. This tour will give you a full background to King Ludwig's life and his tragic and mysterious death. We have enough time for lunch and time to collect perfect pictures, making your visit an unforgettable experience.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.53
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LuxuryVan Castles Tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein Hohenschwangau Linderhof

LuxuryVan Castles Tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein Hohenschwangau Linderhof

Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle on which Disney’s Cinderella castle is based, is a must-see when in the Munich area. Make a day of it and see Hohenschwangau Castle and Linderhof Palace at the same time.  Your guide tells fascinating stories of King Ludwig II and the building of Neuschwanstein, and takes you to the best vantage points for photos of the lake, gorge, and castles. Skip the hour-long lines and make the most of your time in Bavaria. Enjoy round-trip transportation and luxury comforts on this private tour from Munich.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,535.04
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$1,535.04
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Private Day Trip Castle Neuschwanstein incl. Carriage horse ride & guided tour

Private Day Trip Castle Neuschwanstein incl. Carriage horse ride & guided tour

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Experience the fairytale atmosphere of Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Alps during this full-day train excursion from Oberstaufen pick up from any hotel Relax for the scenic tour in a/c limousine through the Bavarian Alps Horse ride up to Neuschwanstein Castle included Take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle - prized home of King Ludwig II Enjoy skip-the-line access to the castle Admire spectaculare views of the lake, waterfall gorge and Hohenschwangau Castle Small-group format ensures personalized experience
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$407.71
per group
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$407.71
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Full Day tour Castle Neuschwanstein inc. Carriage ride and Skip the line tour

Full Day tour Castle Neuschwanstein inc. Carriage ride and Skip the line tour

Experience the fairytale atmosphere of Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Alps during this full-day train excursion from Oberstaufen pick up from any hotel Relax for the scenic tour in a/c limousine through the Bavarian Alps Horse ride up to Neuschwanstein Castle included Take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle - prized home of King Ludwig II Enjoy skip-the-line access to the castle Admire spectaculare views of the lake, waterfall gorge and Hohenschwangau Castle free time to explore Marien Bridge, Alpsee, and Hohenschwangau, Small-group format ensures personalized experience
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$498.08
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From
$498.08
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From Munich: Castle Neuschwanstein by train with small group

From Munich: Castle Neuschwanstein by train with small group

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This tour will give you a full background to King Ludwig's life and his tragic and mysterious death. We have enough time for lunch and time to collect perfect pictures, making your visit an unforgettable experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.53
Price varies by group size
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$121.53
Price varies by group size
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MY*GUiDE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein Tour INCLUDING TICKETS from Oberammergau

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MY*GUiDE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein Tour INCLUDING TICKETS from Oberammergau

TRAVEL*SAFE & WITH CONFIDENCE: MORE ABOUT OUR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN "Additional Info"! The famous Fairytale Castle, NEUSCHWANSTEIN, is the second most visited attraction in Germany. It rightly captivates 1.5M visitors annually with its dreamy beauty, inspired by characters from Wagner's epic operas. This private sightseeing trip leaves nothing to be desired. With this unique customizable offer you will always benefit from: > Your personal, experienced, friendly & licensed tour guide Stefan, who will give you professional and entertaining information about the history and current affairs of the visited sights, the country and its inhabitants > Our new Volkswagen minivan, in which you are safely and comfortably chauffeured through magnificent landscapes, villages and along beautiful lakes > Our smooth organization and coordination of your day (booking of Skip-the-Line tickets, selecting scenic + convenient routes / restaurant recommendations, and so much more...)
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$416.55
$520.69
$104.14 savings
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$416.55
$520.69
$104.14 savings
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Castle Neuschwanstein: a fantastic world of Ludwig II

Castle Neuschwanstein: a fantastic world of Ludwig II

Discover the world of King Lüdwig II and visit the world-famous castle Neuschwanstein. - Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle included - guaranteed tour of Neuschwanstein Castle - Skip-the-line service - Bus transfer to the castle abd back to Munich Google Übersetzertranslate.google.com › ... Der kostenlose Service von Google übersetzt in Sekundenschnelle Wörter, Sätze und Webseiten zwischen Deutsch und über 100 anderen Sprachen. Google Übersetzertranslate.google.de
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.61
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$173.61
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TRAVEL*SAFE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Tour INCL. TICKETS from FÜSSEN

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TRAVEL*SAFE EXCLUSiVE Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Tour INCL. TICKETS from FÜSSEN

♧|♧ Best for avoiding crowds! NEUSCHWANSTEIN Castle - a dream destination for tourists from all over the world - ... in times of Corona! Due to the comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures of the castle administration (reduction of the number of visitors by 83% to only 10 people per tour!) it is currently often impossible to get tickets at the desired date. On this private full-day tour, you will receive - even at short notice - GUARANTEED SKIP-THE-LINE ADMISSION for the Neuschwanstein castle tour, which you can experience virtually EXCLUSIVELY due to the small groups of visitors! From the very beginning, you will be accompanied by your personal licensed tour guide, who is of course familiar with the current situation. So all you need to do is ENJOY this day! You can also enjoy the entertaining & informative ride in our new & comfortable Volkswagen-Minivan, where we can visit a wealth of other attractions. Tickets for LINDERHOF palace are also included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$417.61
$522.02
$104.41 savings
Price varies by group size
From
$417.61
$522.02
$104.41 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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What are Hohenschwangau Castle hours of operation?
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Hohenschwangau Castle hours of operation: Open daily from 8am - 5:30pm during the summer and from 9am - 3:30pm during winter. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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