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  • Address: Germany
  • Hours: Open daily Apr - Sept: 9am - 6pm, Oct - Mar: 10am - 4pm. Closed Jan 1, Dec 24-25 and Dec 31
  • Admission: Adults: € 9

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle was commissioned as the private refuge for Ludwig II of Bavaria, but opened to the public immediately after his death in 1886. Now recognizable as the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular castles in Europe. The fairytale charm of Neuschwanstein Castle is also felt from the idyllic scenery of the Bavarian Alps. During the winter, some of the best views of the snow-capped mountains can be seen from the palace grounds.

The picture cycles in the castle were inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, to whom the king dedicated the castle, and the corresponding medieval legends from his works. The throne room is magnificently decorated with frescos of angels, ironically the king died before the actual throne was built. Despite the medieval motif of the decor, the castle was actually outfitted with latest technology of the time with running water and central heating.

Practical Info

Neuschwanstein Castle is situated near Schangau and Fussen in the Allgau, a short ways from Munich. Day trips via train are popular for the numerous visitors to the castle, and they provided great views of the surrounding mountains. The rooms are only open to viewing through guided tours, either in German or English.

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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Fuessen, Füssen, null
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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Fuessen

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 30 Reviews

This skip the line 4-hour express tour begins in Füssen at 9am and includes the entrance fee to Neuschwanstein castle, a friendly tour guide and transport ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
Small-Group Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Luxury Coach Day Trip from Munich, Munich, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Luxury Coach Day Trip from Munich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2126 Reviews

Visit the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof on this day trip from Munich. Traveling by luxury coach — complete with Wi-Fi, panoramic windows ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $135.97
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Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich, Munich, Day Trips
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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 $210.88
Private Day Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau from Munich Including ... 
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Private Day Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau from Munich Including Return-Trip by Train

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This private tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau starts from your Hotel in Munich or the surrounding area. This tour is the ideal ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $683.29
Half-Day Tour Along the Alps to Hohenschwangau by Bike from Fuessen, Füssen, Private ... 
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Half-Day Tour Along the Alps to Hohenschwangau by Bike from Fuessen

Enjoy a half-day tour from Fuessen along the Alps to Hohenschwangau by bike and have a chance to visit Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle (at own ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.57
Tour to Fussen Neuschwanstein with Oberammergau and Linderhof, Munich, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Tour to Fussen Neuschwanstein with Oberammergau and Linderhof

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 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 $57.13
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich, Munich, Day Trips
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Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

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The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling by ...  Read more

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

From USD $47.99
Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg Day Trip, Frankfurt, Rail Tours
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Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

Visit two of Germany’s most famous attractions in one day with this Frankfurt Super Saver, combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price. First, ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $283.37
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Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Super Savers
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Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Visit fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty,' on this day trip from Frankfurt. Travel through the gorgeous ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $283.37
Neuschwanstein Castle - Skip-the-Line Ticket, Füssen, Day Trips
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Neuschwanstein Castle - Skip-the-Line Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Skip the line with express ticket and save precious vacation time and unnecessary stress by standing in the line for hours waiting to get a ticket to visit the ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $22.85

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