Neuschwanstein Castle was built between 1869 and 1886 under King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It was built on the ruins of "Vorder- und Hinterhohenschwangau" in the style of a medieval castle.
Owner: State of Bavaria
Visits are only possible within a guided tour.
Tours are available in German and English or with an portable Audio Guide device.
For Audio Guide tours you will receive the »Audio Guide« in the Castle and you will be assisted by your tour guide. These tours are available in Czech, Dutsch, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Korean, Arabian and Thai.
Update on the renovation work: At present the facade scaffolding is being taken down to a height of four metres. It will remain in place in this reduced form over the winter. Work on the facades will recommence in April and scheduled for completion in summer 2013.
The guided tours in the castle are not affected by the work.
• Pets are not allowed in the Castle.
• No smoking and no cameras in the Castle.
• Visits are only possible with a guided tour.
• Duration of tours approx. 35 minutes.
During the tour, you have to go 165 steps upstairs and 181 steps downstairs.
For wheelchair users and visitors with wheel rollators and walkers it's possible to attend a regular guided tour. Therefore, a fee required reservation is necessary. The amount of the fee can be taken from the price overview.
are possible until one day before your visit but not later than 5:00 p.m. (local time).
It is recommended that users of wheelchairs and wheel rallators/ walkers take a horse-carriage to reach the Neuschwanstein castle. The rates are as follows:
Outward: 6,00 Euro per person / Return: 3,00 Euro per person.
Distance from horse carriage stop to castle entrance approx. 1000 ft, or 10-15 minutes by foot (uphill).
Unfortunately, it's not possible to rent on spot wheelchairs and wheel rallators/ walkers.