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Witness the fairy tale-like castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, created by Germany’s 19th-century King Ludwig II, on a day trip from Munich. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, ogle Bavaria's magnificent scenery as you journey to Linderhof, Ludwig’s rococo-style hunting lodge and last home. Join an optional interior tour and then continue to Neuschwanstein, a picturebook clutch of turrets and chambers that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Enjoy free time in nearby Hohenschwangau village for lunch and to explore Neuschwanstein’s grounds, and take an optional castle tour. Entrance fees not included.

Highlights

  • King Ludwig II's Royal Castles day trip from Munich
  • Admire lush Bavaria on route to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, both built by Germany’s 'mad' King Ludwig II
  • Tour (own expense) the inside of the lavish Linderhof or visit the Moorish Pavilion in the grounds
  • Ogle the hilltop Neuschwanstein, the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle
  • Enjoy free time to tour Neuschwanstein’s interior (own expense) and explore its grounds and Hohenschwangau village
  • Learn about the ‘mad’ Ludwig and his desire to create his own fantasy castles
  • Enjoy a shopping stop in postcard-pretty Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's fascinating to learn about eccentric King Ludwig II, who built the two grandiose castles on this tour. You get plenty of time at both to appreciate his vision. And the short stop at Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play, is a nice bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

Linderhof, Germany

Departing Munich, visit the smallest of three royal castles, Linderhof, which was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century as a hunting lodge. Built in French Rococo style, the castle has a Moorish pavilion which can be visited during your one hour stay. You have the option to join a guided tour of the interior of Linderhof.

After departing Linderhof, you will have a short shopping stop in Oberammergau, world-famous for its woodcarvers, richly painted houses (Luftl-paintings) and Passion Play.

On the approach to Neuschwanstein, it will quickly become clear as to why this magnificent neo-Romanesque style castle is the most well known castle in the world. It appears through the mist like something out of a fairytale, and you will not be surprised to hear that the man who conceived its design - King Ludwig II, was considered quite eccentric. If it all seems very familiar, it may be because the castle was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

You will stop in Hohenschwangau, a small town at the feet of the castle, where you'll have 4 hours at disposal for lunch and to explore the grounds of Neuschwanstein. You'll also have the option of joining a guided tour of the interior of the castles if you wish.

Customer Reviews

dgregga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a beautiful place this tour is a must do you have to see it to believe it.

Cécile N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great trip with a great guide, an older man who was talking very cosy and clear about everything.

Gary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really great tour.Firstly Linderhof Castle is stunning(though sadly not much time to see the grounds).Then a quick stop in beautiful Oberammergau for shopping and a lovely ice cream.Then Neuschwanstein which is magical.Its very busy(especially the bridge) lot of walking involved so have good shoes.

Kay L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour guide, unfortunate rain all day. Our guide was very helpful and informative. A few people were late at a couple locations getting back on the bus shortening our time in a couple locations. there was not enough time to enjoy Obermagaugh sp?, very short stop of only 45 min, would have liked at least 60 in that little town.

Mário S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Perfect!
Guide Monica supported the group very well.

Rich J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. A fantastic way to see the Bavarian countryside and some amazing castles. Monica our guide was fantastic. It's worth the day.

Colin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Ursula, our guide, was excellent, made sure we understood her instructions, very informative for the whole trip. The trip was as described but there was nothing like standing at the base of the and #39;Disney and #39; castle to really appreciate Ludwig and #39;s vision. A sad life perhaps but he left something wonderful.

Phil R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I would thoroughly recommend this tour. We had a very informative tour guide by the name of Ursula who provided an excellent commentary throughout the day. We enjoyed visiting both castles and also the stop over at Oberammergau. I highly recommend this tour

Janie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic day trip, the Linderhof Palace and Neushwanstein Castle are a must see. The tour is very comfortable, air conditioned coach and you are always kept in the know about the plan for the day and no queuing for tickets, the tour guide collects them in advance and hands them out to us. The tour includes a trip to a lovely village and time for lunch in the beautiful local restaurants. I would recommend this to all my friends going to Munich.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was the tour that we wanted to take but at the time we booked it was fully booked for the day that we wanted to take it. So we opted for the large group instead. On the date of our tour we were late getting to the pickup point so the larger group had already left. But the small group was still there and they had seats for us no problem. So we paid the additional charge and went on this tour instead. This is the way to go small the guide gets all the tickets and makes all the arrangements so no lines to wait in. Both castles were fantastic and our guide was very knowledgeable. Also hats off to the tour operator accommodating us on such short notice

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