• Location: Füssen, Germany
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Visit the popular Neuschwanstein Castle on this guided, 4-hour tour from Füssen. This “skip-the-line” ticket allows for quick access to the inside of the medieval masterpiece for a guided walking tour. Neuschwanstein Castle was one of three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and would eventually become the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s movie Sleeping Beauty. After the tour, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the village of Hohenschwangau. Then take a leisurely stroll around scenic Lake Alpsee before a return trip to Füssen.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Füssen, led by an expert guide
  • Explore Neuschwanstein Castle on a skip-the-line walking tour
  • Learn about King Ludwig II while visiting rooms like Minstrel’s Hall
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride from Neuschwanstein to Hohenschwangau
  • Spend time at leisure in Hohenschwangau and stroll around Lake Alpsee

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What You Can Expect

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

See Hohenschwangau Castle on your half-day trip!

This royal palace adventure begins at Füssen station. Meet and greet the tour guide and hop on board the luxury coach. It’s a quick 10-minute drive to Neuschwanstein Castle.

The highlight of the tour is Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace nestled on top of a rugged hill high above the village of Hohenschwangau, near Füssen, in southwest Bavaria. This stunning fairy tale palace was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle and it’s one of the most popular of all the castles or palaces in Europe, drawing 1.4 million visitors each year. 

Skip the typically long lines to get inside and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval masterpiece. Explore rooms like Minstrel’s Hall, the Byzantine Throne Room and many more. Learn about the castle’s architect, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and explore the terraces, grounds and gardens outside as well.

After the tour, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the village of Hohenschwangau. Take a walk around beautiful Lake Alpsee. 

The tour ends with a brief trip back to Füssen station.

Customer Reviews

Bhey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

THIS CASTLE TOUR WAS IN MY BUCKET LIST AND VIATOR MADE IT ALL HAPPENED IN A DAY TOUR...WE DIDN'T DO THE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE BECAUSE OF SO MANY PEOPLE WAITING AND IT WAS KIND OF A SLOW PROCESS...NEVERTHELESS, THE TOUR OF THE CASTLE AND THE BRIDGE WAS ALREADY A DREAM CAME TRUE! THANK YOU, VIATOR!

Grant B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Easy to contact on WhatsApp to set up meeting place other than Füssen met in Schwangau since we were driving from Garmisch. The skip-the-line feature was well worth it. A bit of a hike walking up the hill to the castle entrance, but the view, photo opportunities, and the guides info made you quickly forget about that. The kids loved the horse carriage ride down. We sat up front next to the coachman. The inside tour, itself, was given by the castle staff. Also very good.

Cynthia K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amir was the most personable and informed guide EVER! He knew every detail for making this a perfect day. Thank you so much!

Joan.p.williamson7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts. I liked the small group. Our group were totally looked after and our guide knew exactly how to keep us ahead of the huge groups that visit the castle. Recommend this tour.

Diana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Or your guide Imar was spectacular. Everything this tour says you will see is spot on. Felt like i was in a fairy tail. I highly recommend this tour to you. You will not be disappointed!

Jude

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great way to do Neuschwanstein, because crowds are huge. Meeting place was just as described, tour was punctual and Amir was a wonderful guide. Despite the fact that it was cold and rainy we still had a good time. Photos not as good due to weather but we still got some nice shots and the tour was exactly as advertised.

Leanne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour guide Pete! Full of information and funny things! The castle itself is AWESOME! Was expecting more fairytale in the carriage ride but that's my own silliness. Pick up point is easy to find right across from hotel. There is garage right there for parking,if you have a car. Don't forget to go to the other smaller castle, it is just as grand.

Amber Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Beautiful castle. Informative tour, amazing views.

Dee P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

So glad that I decided to sign me and my daughter up for this tour. Everything was arranged flawlessly and we had plenty of time to see everything that was included. We did not feel rushed at all. Peter was our tour guide and was full of knowledge, was friendly, and kept the tour interesting.

krista s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Peter was our wonderful tourguide, could answer all question about the castle tour.
I highly recommend an organized tour, no waiting in line for anything, maybe Peter just
timed it right.
The carriage ride at the end of the tour was perfect.
If possible go early in the day.
This tour was just perfect.

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