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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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: email@example.com
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.
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.
Rates until Dec. 31, 2023:
Price per adult: € 14,00 * (from Jan. 01, 2024: € 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
The Bavarian Palace Department informs…
Restoration work is currently being carried out inside the Neuschwanstein castle. This unavoidably could produce a bit of noise, just as in some areas signs of the ongoing work will be visible. Due to the work, some signs of the walls will not be visible and of course we have had to temporarily move the textiles from the rooms where work is being done. The restaurantion work is expected to last until Spring 2024.
The multivision room and the lift are available.