Neuschwanstein castle

The fairytale castle of King Ludwig II.

Neuschwanstein was built for the Bavarian king Ludwig II (1845 - 1886); it was begun in 1868 but never fully completed. The king saw his castle as a monument to the culture and concept of monarchy prevailing in the Middle Ages, which he greatly admired and wanted to recreate. Built and furnished in medieval styles but equipped with the latest technology of the day, it is the most famous historicist building in the world.  

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Guided tours

Visits to Neuschwanstein castle are only possible within a guided tour with limited capacity. The guided tour takes about 30 minutes.

For wheelchair users and visitors with reduced mobility, the Neuschwanstein Castle Administration offers the opportunity to take part in a regular guided tour of the castle by means of an elevator. For further information for mobility-impaired guests, please click here… 

Group tours only on written request:

Neuschwanstein castle is open as follows: 

► Summer opening time: March 23rd to October 15th
daily between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

► Winter opening time: October 16th to March 22nd
daily between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Closing dates:
Neuschwanstein Castle is closed on December 24th, 25th and 31st and January 1st.

The following languages are offered:

  • German and English speaking guide.
  • Portable audio guide device: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovenian, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Arabian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Thai.

All tours take place with a guide. The audio guide devices are available directly in the castle. 

Group tours from 15 paying guests:

Duration of the guided tour: approx. 30 min.  

Price per adult: € 17,00
Price per child (under 18): € 0,00 *

* plus € 1,50 service fee per person (from 15 paying persons). 

► The group tours take place with a castle guide and are offered in German, English or with audio guide devices.

Guided tours of the castle for groups of 15 persons or more and only on written request:

 Additional, detailed information about visiting Neuschwanstein Castle can be found here on the website of the Bavarian Palace Administration

 For the tariff regulations for Neuschwanstein Castle, please click here...


Important note

The Bavarian Palace Department informs…

Restoration work is currently being carried out inside the Neuschwanstein castle. The famous Singers' Hall and the magnificent Throne Hall have already been completely restored. The entire work is expected to be completed by autumn 2024.

The multivision room and the lift are available.

For further information click here...