Hohenschwangau Castle Tours

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

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 by luxury vehicle.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

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.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Skip-the-Line Day Tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

Enjoy some of Bavaria’s best scenery and royal sites, including Neuschwanstein Castle, on this day trip from Munich. You’ll visit Neuschwanstein, where you have skip-the-line admission, as well as Hohenschwangau Castle, Linderhof Castle and the village of Oberammergau, plus catch sight of Lake Plansee and the Alps as you dip across the Austria border. The train tickets for the round-trip journey from Munich to Füssen are not included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Skip the Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich in Spanish

Lose yourself in the fairy-tale world of Neuschwanstein Castle, the real-life inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, on this full-day tour from Munich, led by a Spanish-speaking guide. Soak up the scenery on a 2-hour train ride through the Bavarian Alps; admire views of Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau Castle and Lake Alpsee; then, set out on 20-minute hike or horse-drawn carriage ride (own expense) to the mountaintop castle. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Neuschwanstein Castle and learn more about Ludwig II, the ‘Mad King’ as you visit the Throne Room and royal quarters.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen

Step into the fairy-tale world of Bavaria and visit majestic castles, alpine lakes and medieval towns on this full-day tour from Fussen. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the dreamy Neuschwanstein Castle, famously the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Then, visit Linderhof Castle, another of King Ludwig II’s magnificent castles, and Hohenschwangau Castle, the ‘Mad King’s’ childhood home. That’s not all: stop off to admire the colorful painted houses of Oberammergau and take in views of the Austrian Alps and Lake Plansee.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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