Due to ice and snow, the shuttle bus service from the village (parking lot P4, “Alpsee”) to Mary’s Bridge (Neuschwanstein castle) is currently not operating.
Please use the hiking path in order to reach Neuschwanstein Castle.
Thank you for your understanding.
The guided tours in Neuschwanstein Castle are not affected by this.
The horse carriage service to Neuschwanstein castle is currently operating without restrictions.
The horse carriage service from the village (in front of the Ticket Center) to Hohenschwangau Castle is currently not operating.
During winter season, of the castle, there is no horse carriage transfer to Hohenschwangau castle.
To reach Hohenschwangau Castle, please use the official hiking paths indicated on the map. Thank you for your understanding.
Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) is an independent structure that offers a great view of Neuschwanstein Castle and a beautiful photo opportunity. Due to ice and snow, and for safety reasons, access to the bridge is unfortunately currently unavailable.
The way to Neuschwanstein Castle does not lead over Mary’s bridge. Neuschwanstein castle can be visited throughout the year and in any weather conditions.
Please note that the tickets for the royal castles can only be purchased in the Ticket Center and ONLY on the day of your visit.
Since the number of tickets available each day is limited, high demand can lead to the tickets being sold out in the afternoon already. We ask for your understanding.
Extended opening hours beginnen of February and beginning of March 2019:
On February 5, 6 and 7, 2019 and March 4, 5 and 6, 2019, Neuschwanstein castle will open at 9 a.m., which differs from the regular winter opening hours. On the above dates the Ticket Center will already open at 7.30 a.m.
· The existence of the Hohenschwangau castle was documented in the 12th century. Until 1535 it remained in the possession of the Knights of Schwangau. Successive wars over the centuries left the castle in ruins. These were bought in 1832 by Crown Prince Maximilian who reconstructed the castle according to the original plans. It subsequently became a residence of the royal family and, following the death of King Maximilian, the home of King Ludwig II and his mother.
· The Museum of the Bavarian kings is located below the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Using modern technology this museum tells the interesting history of the dynasty Wittelsbach on more than 1000 sqm.