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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

ValerieMcClimon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide Holgar and bus driver Joseph were wonderful...both of the castles and drive through Bavarian countryside were beautiful!

Anna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Easy to locate tour bus. Friendly helpful staff. Great tour. Full of lots of information throughout the day. Got lots done always enjoyed some freedom to look around on your own as well as enjoying the guided tours. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Jorge M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Beautiful Tour!! a must do if you travel to Munich. I could not ask for a better guide..

updesh s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

great trip

limjulia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My family of 5 had an enjoyable day tour and the tour guide a lady was very efficient and good with her commentaries throughout the journey. We learnt a lot about King Ludwig II and his family history and could associate it with the castles that we saw. The castles were magnificent. It's so beautiful in the hills of Bavaria. Journey is a bit long but worth it.

Joon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

An excellent tour that is well-organized. Great way to see Linderhof and Neuschwanstein in one day. Very convenient with a well-informed guide.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Spectacular castle! Really glad we booked this tour. Great price for an entire day spent in the Bavarian Alps.

Hiroko K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommended

Christine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic trip. Definitely worthwhile.

Ben S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour guide. Great driver. Is highly recommend them for anyone visiting the Ludwig II castles. Everything was smooth and I learned quite a bit.

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