The shuttle bus from the village (parking lot P4, “Alpsee”) to Mary’s bridge (Neuschwanstein Castle) is currently operating without restrictions.
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, situated above Pöllat gorge, is a viewpoint and a great spot to take photos from. The bridge is a completely independent structure. You will not have to cross the bridge in order to reach Neuschwanstein Castle.
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.
· 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. On just under 1,000 square meters, the museum vividly presents the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which has played a major role in shaping European history. The focus of the exhibition is on the time of the Bavarian kings from 1806 to 1918. To visit the museum you can borrow an audioguide in 10 different languages for free and explore the exhibition in peace and quiet.
We are looking forward to your visit!
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