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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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Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich, Munich, null
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Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

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King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, hidden away in the Bavarian mountains. This trip from Munich shows you both of ...  Read more

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

From USD $61.97
Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride, ... 
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Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

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Visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a half-day skip-the-line tour from Füssen! After arriving in Hohenschwangau, hop on a shuttle bus and head inside the ...  Read more

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

From USD $56.23
Small-Group Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Luxury Coach Day Trip from Munich, Munich, Half-day ... 
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Small-Group Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Luxury Coach Day Trip from Munich

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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 $136.56
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Three Day Frankfurt to Munich - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein, ... 
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Three Day Frankfurt to Munich - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

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Travel down the most picturesque stretch of road in Germany on this multi-day trip and marvel at historic landmarks of the Bavarian region at your own pace.

Location: Frankfurt, concludes Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $494.61
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich, Munich, Multi-day Tours
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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 $48.20
Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich with Optional Hohenschwangau Castle Visit or Bike Tour, ... 
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Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich with Optional Hohenschwangau Castle Visit or Bike Tour

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Travel into the Bavarian heartland to see the picture-book Neuschwanstein Castle on a day trip from Munich. Take part in an optional bike tour around ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.71
Bavaria Highlights Tour from Fuessen: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau and Hohenschwangau, ... 
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Bavaria Highlights Tour from Fuessen: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau and Hohenschwangau

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See the best of Bavaria on a day trip from Füssen, led by an expert local guide! During tours of the region’s two famous stunners – Neuschwanstein Castle ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.58
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

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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 $211.80
3-day Munich to Frankfurt Tour - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein, Munich, ... 
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3-day Munich to Frankfurt Tour - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

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Travel along the most picturesque stretch of road in Germany on this multi-day tour from Munich. You'll marvel at the delightful castles of Linderhof and ...  Read more

Location: Munich, concludes Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $514.11
4-Day Munich to Frankfurt - Romantic Road, Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein, Munich, ... 
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4-Day Munich to Frankfurt - Romantic Road, Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

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Germany's Romantic Road offers the most picturesque and magnificent scenery on Earth. Travel along this stretch of road on this multi-day tour from Munich and ...  Read more

Location: Munich, concludes Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

From USD $859.53

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