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Castles to See Along the Romantic Road

By Viator, October 2017

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Stretching some 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Fussen to Wurzburg, the Romantic Road links some of Germany's most picturesque castles and medieval villages—and is a must-do venture for travelers. No matter where you're based, tour options abound.

Marienberg Fortress
Sitting on the banks of the Main River in the city of Wurzburg, Marienberg Fortress was the home of the local prince-bishops for nearly five centuries. Today, the fortress houses the Furstenbaumuseum, which tells the story of 1,200 years of Wurzburg history. The fortress armory is home to the Mainfrankisches Museum, a collection of Franconian artwork and artifacts.

High Castle (Hohes Schloss)
One of the best preserved late Gothic castles in Germany, the High Castle in Fussen was once the home of Bavarian royalty and, later, a summer residence for the bishops of Augsburg. Today, it houses a collection of late Gothic and Renaissance paintings, and features an impressive 16th-century Knights’ Hall and a princes’ chamber with a Gothic tile stove.

Harburg Castle
Harburg Castle, one of the most impressive medieval castles in Germany and the best preserved along the Romantic Road, dates to the 11th century. A visit to the complex, which sits on the Wornitz River, will transport you back to the Middle Ages. Tours of the castle include the church, dungeon, granary, and state rooms.

Hohenschwangau Castle
The childhood home of King Ludwig II, Hohenschwangau Castle sits on a hill above Lake Alpsee in southwestern Germany, not far from the town of Fussen. Reconstructed in the 19th century in a neo-Gothic style, the castle features nearly 100 wall paintings that tell the history of Schwangau, as well as medieval German tales.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Located just off the Romantic Road but included in many tours, Neuschwanstein Castle is an iconic fairy-tale castle. Standing high on a Bavarian hill in a secluded corner of Germany, it was meant to be the residence of King Ludwig II, but he died before its completion. Today you can visit the Romanesque Revival palace’s impressive state rooms and apartments—opt for a skip-the-line tour to beat the heavy crowds at this popular castle.

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Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride, Füssen, ... 
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Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

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 $63.79
A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Half-day Tours
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A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Neuschwanstein Castle is wrapped in mystery and beauty. The former dream of the Wittlesbach king, Ludwig II, the castle is not only gorgeous but the perfect ...  Read more

Location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $225.63
Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen, Füssen, Day Trips
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Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen

4 star rating: Recommended 18 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 $112.22
Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg Day Trip, Frankfurt, Historical & ... 
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Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 56 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 $352.02
Romantic Road, Rothenburg, and Harburg Day Tour from Munich, Munich, Super Savers
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Romantic Road, Rothenburg, and Harburg Day Tour from Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 646 Reviews

Surround yourself with castles and medieval villages as you travel along the Romantic Road during a full day escorted tour from Munich to Harburg and ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.25
Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich, Munich, Day Trips
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Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1756 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $57.88
Royal Castles Tour from Frankfurt: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Frankfurt, Rail Tours
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Royal Castles Tour from Frankfurt: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Tucked away in the Bavarian foothills are two of King Ludwig II’s dream abodes: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. Discover both on this day trip from ...  Read more

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

From USD $383.92
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 39 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 $221.49
Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein, Munich, Private ... 
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Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 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 (approx.)

From USD $301.23
Romantic Germany: 7-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg, ... 
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Romantic Germany: 7-Day Tour from Frankfurt to Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore the romantic side of Germany on this 7-day tour from Frankfurt. See some of Germany's historical and scenic treasures along the Romantic Road, ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $2,408.01

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