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NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

How to get to Neuschwanstein Castle

Bus to Neuschwanstein Castle

Bus to Neuschwanstein Castle

The shuttle-bus to Neuschwanstein Castle can not be reserved. 
Bus stop village: in front of Schlosshotel Lisl
Bus stop castle: Marys bridge (above Neuschwanstein Castle)

Rates: 
uphill: € 1,80
downhill:  € 1,00 
up- and downhill:  € 2,60
You pay at the cashier at the bus sation in front of the Schlosshotel Lisl or directly to the bus driver.

!Please note!
There is a steep 15 minutes walk from the bus stop castle to the entrance of Neuschwanstein Castle. Mary´s bridge is 5 minutes from the bus stop castle.

During the summer time there are significant queues on the bus stations. 

The shuttle bus only operates in suitable weather conditions (no snow or ice).

 

Horse Carriages to Neuschwanstein Castle...

Horse Carriages to Neuschwanstein Castle...

.. can not be reserved. 
Carriage-stop village: in front of Hotel Müller
Carriage-stop castle: below Neuschwanstein Castle

Rates: 
uphill: € 6,00
downhill: € 3,00
You pay directly to the horse carriage driver
Duration of the ride: 20 minutes

!Important Notice!
The horse carriages do not drive directly to the main entrance of Neuschwanstein Castle. You need to walk approx. 10 minutes uphill from the carriage-stop castle.
During high season and holidays long waiting times are to be expected.

Walking distance to Neuschwanstein Castle

Walking distance to Neuschwanstein Castle

- uphill
duration: appr. 40 minutes

private car - not possible

private car - not possible

The roads to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle are absolutly closed for public cars. 

There are 4 parking lots in the village Hohenschwangau.

(P1 = next to Rasthaus, P2 =  at the roundabout, P3 = next to the cafe Kainz; P4 = next to the lake Alpsee)

Parking fees:
cars € 6,00
bus/ coaches € 15,00
caravan / camping cars € 8,50
motorbikes € 2,00

 

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Tour / Guided Tour through Neuschwanstein Castle

Opening times...

Opening times...

Opening times (Ticket Center)
Tickets for the Castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau can only be purchased in the Ticket Center. 
Tickets for the Museum of the bavarian kings you can also buy directly in the museum.

Winter 2015/2016 (October 16th 2015 - March 18th 2016)
daily from 9.00 - 15.30 o´clock

Summer 2016 ( MArch 19th 2016 - October 15th 2016) 
daily from 8.00 - 17.00 o´clock

Winter 2016/2017 (October 16th 2016 - April 9th 2017)
daily from 9.00 - 15.30 o´clock

CLOSING DATES:
Neuschwanstein Castle: January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st
Hohenschwangau Castle: December 24th


Museum of the bavarian kings: December 24th and 25th, January 1st

 

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle can only be visited within a guided tour.

Guided tours are offerd daily from
10.00 - 16.00 o´clock (winter opening times) and
9.00 - 18.00 o´clock (summer opening times)
with limited capacity.

closing dates:
Neuschwanstein Castle: January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st
Hohenschwangau Castle: December 24th
Museum of the bavarian kings: December 24th and 25th

If you reserve tickets, please note and keep in mind your confirmed entrance time. You find it on your confirmation.

!Please note!
Your confirmed entrance time can differ from your desired entrance time. 

Tour through the Castles

Tour through the Castles

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle can only be visited within a guided tour.

 

Entrance time

Entrance time

You find your entrance time on your ticket. It is very important to arrive at the entrance of the castles at your designated entrance time. Otherwise your tickets will lose their validity and can not be refunded.
The entrance time is written on your ticket as "Einlasszeit". 

Tournumber

Tournumber

Please note and keep in mind your tour number of your ticket. 
The upcoming tour numbers are displayed near the entrance of each castle.  

Duration of the guided tour

Duration of the guided tour

Neuschwanstein Castle: approx. 30 minutes
Hohenschwangau Castle: approx. 35 minutes

 

Photo or Movies

Photo or Movies

It is strictly forbidden to take photographs or movies inside all sights. 

 

Pets / Animals

Pets / Animals

It is strictly forbidden to take animals inside the sights.  It is also forbidden to take them in bags or rucksacks inside the sights.