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Yet another of the eccentric King Ludwig II's magnificently odd architectural creations.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8362 939880
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Reviewed today

Fairytale-like experience. It would be much better if you reserve tickets online and dont depend on getting tickets on site.

Thank angad2102
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this place in Dec, with my elderly parents and younger brother. Joined the Grayline tour, departing from Karlstadt, Bahnhofplatz at 830am. Be very punctual as the bus leaves on the dot. We arrived at Hohenschwangau around 1pm. Collected our tickets and went ahead ourselves...More

Thank chunk2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the tour- short, a lot of things to see and fall in love with. The first place I would love and look forward to see in each season. A highlight for this was our tour guide, Julia - nice english accent, humour and voice,...More

Thank Cezara M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Female solo traveller. Stayed 2 nights in Fussen. Went to the castle area for 2 continuous days on 29&30 Nov. Took the DB train from Munich Hbf to Fussen, my guesthouse in Fussen gave me a "Fussen card" where I can take unlimited bus rides...More

2  Thank jojopeng
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the castle in a day trip from Munich at the end of November. Booked through get your guide. Took 2 hours on a coach to get there. The castle is absolutely beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It’s a bit of a hike...More

1  Thank HolidaymakerfromHove
Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle is an interesting experience, but not a must see. Getting the tickets in advance is a must, but you need to allow yourself time to get to the castle by either foot or horse drawn carriage (7 euros). Then, you need to be...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy to see how this castle could have been the inspiration for the Disney castle in Florida. Easy 30-minute walk up the hill from the base which provides the picture takers a few extra shots. At the top, easy hike back to the foot bridge...More

Thank FormerExpat2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Castle Neuschwanstein is the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It is a must see if you visit Bavaria. You feel enchanted and taken back centuries when you stand in front of it or even better visit it . The opening times in...More

1  Thank akiran222
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go early . Take the shuttle on the way up provided you are on time. Would strongly advise to visit during off season when you can really enjoy the beauty surrounding the castle. I went in December 1st week when it was a bit cloudy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So you must see this - it’s fairytale perfect, incredible setting, truly fairytale quality inside and out. BUT - the tour is only 25 minutes inside, and is very ‘herded’. Groups are large, there are lots of stairs, you can take no pictures and you...More

1  Thank 2Travel4Explore
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30 November 2018|
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Response from Greg042 | Reviewed this property |
Outside photography is permitted free of charge to the best of my knowledge.
15 November 2018|
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Response from AndyATexas | Reviewed this property |
1. Check the neuschwanstein website or Bavarian Palace Administration website for hours and tour details 2. Yes, if you are willing to hike up to the castle. But the bus is only 2,50 EU round trip. Don't be late if you... More
4 November 2018|
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Response from Dhushan | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the season you want to go. If it's spring or summer, you most probably won't get any tickets but if you're lucky, you might get some for a very late tour. If it's autumn or winter, you have a better chance of... More