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Neuschwanstein Castle Tours and Tickets

With Neuschwanstein Castle tours, discover the fairytale castle and the enchanting old-world town of Füssen, boasting a spectacular backdrop. Discover the intended home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and marvel at its truly fantastic architectural details. Feel like you’ve stepped inside Disney’s animated film Sleeping Beauty, which drew inspiration from this magnificent attraction. Whether you book a day trip during the height of summer or during the icy winter, you’ll come away with some beautifully surreal photographs as well as some unforgettable memories. Try taking a tour from Munich and relax during a tranquil train ride through the Alps. You could also combine tours of Neuschwanstein Castle with a visit to Linderhof Palace Oberammergau. The sheer size and over-the-top luxuriousness of these magnificent edifices are sure to fill you with wonder.

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Our tips for Neuschwanstein Castle

  • Early Bird Special. If you prefer to avoid crowds, your best shot at a peaceful Neuschwanstein trip is by arriving just before it opens.
  • Climb up the hill. Many visitors on a Neuschwanstein tour are shocked when they realize that they have to find their own way up the hill. Just hire a private shuttle in town. The 40-minute walk can be rather grueling.
  • Must-visit. Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited attractions in Bavaria. You should book online before your Bavaria sightseeing tour in order to avoid any possible travel snags.

Good to know

Neuschwanstein Castle lacks a throne because Ludwig II of Bavaria passed away before the Throne Room was fully completed. Neuschwanstein features the Romanesque Revival architectural style, which tends to exhibit simpler windows and arches than historical Romanesque buildings. Despite its formidable appearance, Neuschwanstein Castle serves no military purpose, in part, because it isn’t strategically located. Neuschwanstein transliterates to “New Swan Stone” and the name was inspired by the Swan Knight in Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

    The best time for a visit is during the months of May or October. You’ll find that the crowds are lesser than in summer. Plus, if you’re hoping to get some great snaps, then late spring and early fall provide the best opportunity to catch this attraction on a clear, sunny day. Winters in the Alps bring sub-freezing temps. Depending on your outlook, this may be a good thing or a bad thing. Images of Neuschwanstein blanketed in snow are more romantic than those taken on a perfectly sunny day.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    To get to the castle, you’ll have to hop on one of the frequent trains from Munich to Füssen. The ride to Füssen is picturesque and lasts for about 150 minutes. From Füssento, take a bus to Neuschwanstein. You can take Bus 73 in the direction of Steingaden/Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Bus 78 in the direction of Schwangau. Once you reach the castle, you can do a moderately strenuous 40-minute walk or reach the attraction by a horse-drawn carriage. But most people use a private shuttle, which only costs about 3 dollars for a round-trip fare.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Neuschwanstein Castle?

    The typical opening hours for Neuschwanstein Castle range from morning to early evening. Nevertheless, these hours can be subject to variation, so it is advisable to consult the official website or get in touch with the castle directly for the most up-to-date information.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during Neuschwanstein Castle tour?

    Tours to Neuschwanstein Castle should be booked months in advance to avoid the last-minute surge in prices. Travel during the low season to avail lower air fares and hotel rates. Research online for discount coupons and vouchers to save money on sightseeing and eating out.

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