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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 of Neuschwanstein castle

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.

buy tickets or online ticket-reservation

Please note, you can only buy tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle in the Ticket Center in the village Hohenschwangau. If you made a reservation in advance, you alsohave to pick up the tickets in the Ticket Center - Ticket Center -


Mary´s bridge closed - from August 3rd 2015

Due to renovation works the Mary´s bridge will be closed probably
from August 3rd 2015 for not determined time. 


Please notice..

• 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 guests with whell chair and rollators

For walking handicapped people the administration of Neuschwanstein Castle offers the possibility to join a regular tour in using an elevator. It is necessary to make a reservation. 
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