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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. Grab lunch and 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Neuschwanstein Castle is a must-see attraction on your trip to Füssen! As everything has been organized for you, you'll save so much time!

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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 and grab something to eat for lunch (own expense) if desired. 

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

Customer Reviews

Alastair M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Was most helpful to have arranged everything in advance as there were lots of stages to negotiate and long lines at most of them. Beautiful castle with stunning views. Highly recommended

clyde c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

excellent guide

sylviagreene

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was well informed and managed our tour expertly. Transportation to the castle by bus and return by Horse-Drawn Carriage was wonderful since the climb is long and steep and we had a light drizzle. It is always a more enjoyable experience in a small group. Our only disappointment was that Mary's Bridge giving the best distance photos was closed but, that wasn't the tours fault.

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a wonderful tour guide and a small number of people on the tour, which kept things very manageable. Everything was very efficient and I'm so glad we chose to tour Neuschwanstein this way. The horse drawn carriage ride at the end was a nice touch! Would do the same tour again!

JamesR

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Your Guide was Amir and he was awesome! They are very prompt, so you must be on time. There is a walk from the bus dropped to the castle with some uphill climbs, so be prepared. The carriage ride is from the castle back down the hill which is very nice and relaxing. Great tour! Definite must do!

Milan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Easy and convenient. Only way to evade hustling with long bus or castle lines. Guide was helpful and friendly.

Leslie E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

First Class in everyway

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Guadalupe T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Debbie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was my 1 favorite visit throughout our European vacay. We had a mishap and was unable to meet at the designated time. I called the number and spoke to our tour guide. She was very nice and gave me exact instructions to meet them at the base of the castle. I wish i remembered her name. She was a lovely lady with long dark blonde hair. We met the group at the base with no problem. She was informative and walked us to different spots for picture prior to going to the castle. We were very lucky and had a beautiful day and had just breathtaking views. This tour came with the carriage ride. I would recommend to just purchase the tour without it. The lines and the wait for the carriage ride was VERY long. So long that we just decided to skip it and walk down the mountain instead. However, it was a long walk, but very pretty. This place is simply gorgeous and I hope you have great weather as we did to truly see the views.

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