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.
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.
For safety reasons, visiting Mary’s Bridge is currently not possible.
Please use the horse carriages or 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 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.
· 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.