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Travel from Munich to Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle on this day trip that includes round-trip transportation by train. Often known as Germany’s ‘Cinderella castle,’ Neuschwanstein was actually the inspiration for a different Disney story, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle at Disneyland. Take a guided tour of the castle, and hear stories about the ‘Mad’ King Ludwig II, who commissioned it. The entrance fee is not included, but skip-the-line access is, so you won’t wait in the main admission queue.

Highlights

  • Neuschwanstein Castle day tour from Munich
  • Take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the castle
  • Admire views of the lake, waterfall gorge and Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Round-trip train ride to Fussen from Munich included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people

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What You Can Expect

Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Munich

Your day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle starts with the approximate 2-hour train journey from Munich through the German countryside. The entrance fee to the castle is not included (you can pay on the day), but by booking this tour in advance, you’ll receive skip-the-line access to Neuschwanstein so you won’t waste time standing in the ticket queue.

Once inside the enchanting structure, take a tour with a guide, who shares fascinating stories about the reclusive Bavarian king who commissioned a new residence in the 19th century. Thought to be mad, King Ludwig II desired a fantasy castle built in the mountains, an obsessive feat that was still incomplete when he died. Visit the best vantage points for views and photo ops of the castle’s towers, interiors and surrounding scenery such as the lake, gorge and equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle.

Your tour ends with the 2-hour ride back to Munich. Offering great views, the trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms. You may walk around to talk with your fellow travelers and your guide, who can answer any questions you may have about Munich and Bavaria.

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Customer Reviews

Tammy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Was a fantastic journey to a stunning sight. Petra was very nice, knowledgeable and thorough in her tour We had a wonderful time!

Kelly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. Well worth the time and money!

Diane D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide Keith from Scotland was amazing! We had such a great time with him and found him to be supremely knowledgeable about the area and history of Fussen and Neuschwanstein. Would definitely do this tour again when I return to Germany!

Olivia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour made it easy to get to the castle and provided us with some background information on Ludwig and the history behind Neuschwanstein. Train ticket there, bus to the site, lunch stop, bus to the top of the crazy hill, and back to Munich all for one price!

Wendy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Guide -Roland -v good and entertaining. Remember additional cost for bus and tour of castle. Even after bus there us quite walk from viewing platform to castle esplanade. If you choose horse and carriagedo on way down as you won't want go viewing platform, uphill, after castle. Queues for bus tickets ridiculous in hot weather. More needs done to process bus tivket queues quicker. Remember if u choose to walk from bottom, it is v long and steep. You'll need to be fit and have lots water. Castle v well preserved inside and out and spectacular views on good day. Hof ttowards bottom hill -with seating up side, v good and reasonably priced.

jaclyn k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Keith was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The castle is definitely a must see! Don't forget to enjoy Quarkballchen donut that the area is known for...so good!!!!

Gary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Heine was a very good guide - was confident and knew what he was doing and how to reorganize the group when necessary in a very efficient at reorganizing the group when necessary -- and was a great story-teller. We would recommend this trip to fellow travelers.

Nancy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Well worth it

markpbyers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide couldn't have been better. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The tour of the castle interior was rather short and by audio guide because that's how Neuschwanstein is run... but there was plenty to absorb from our real guide before and after. The grounds were fun to explore as well. Also: getting to the castle is slightly complicated, so having a guide is a definite plus!

Wilmot H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful tour w/Aidan as our tour guide. Train ride was great, castle stunning. About a 30 minute walk up a steep paved road to reach the castle. Take the bus if you need to. Marian Bridge was open, see that for the best photo op. Just a wonderful day. Highly recommend!!

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