Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

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From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

1. From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip

Travel to the magnificent castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Hohenschwangau (not included) and take a small detour through the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Choose to buy your castle tickets on the bus on the day or to buy them in advance as part of the day trip. Board an air-conditioned bus and set off to discover the castles of Bavaria. First, visit the fairy-tale Linderhof Palace, the only castle that Ludwig II lived to see completed. Explore the castle and its grounds with your guide. Then, head to the quaint town of Oberammergau for photos and shopping. Next, stop at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included) before moving on to Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled in the foothills of the Alps. Admire one of the most impressive sights in Germany and immerse yourself in the fairy-tale world of Ludwig II for the afternoon.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

2. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds. Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location. You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him. If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

Füssen: Neuschwanstein Castle Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Füssen: Neuschwanstein Castle Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

Enjoy our skip the ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle with Audio Headset and tour guide inside the castle for 35min and you can choose your languages incl. a city map with information and give you Tipp for good pictures.Avoid long line and enjoy the rest of the day that you can plan rest of the day. just collect your ticket 8:30am-9am from our office and drive straight to the castle.we organize for you the ticket and tour and give all information. Please note: We are not official ticket center of the castle and that why our ticket it´s the price higher than official ticket center. there is a ceratain time to visit the castle with our Ticket.please that why you have to collect your ticket on time from at our office between 8:30-9am

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

4. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria with this van tour from Munich. Spend the day enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the castle of Neuschwanstein, you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. You’ll walk through a lovely gorge featuring cascades and waterfalls. On the way back you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Church of Wieskirch built in the 17th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a Bavarian cheese farm, where you can purchase an optional cheese and sausage platter with freshly baked bread. Enjoy the spectacular, 360-degree mountain views from the farm.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

5. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

Take a scenic ride to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof with skip-the-line entry. Experience the lush beauty of the German countryside and learn the history of the area from your local guide. In the morning, travel in comfort from Munich to Linderhof Palace for a guided tour. Discover the history of the castle before continuing to the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Explore the village and hear about traditional crafts from the local woodcarvers. At noon, head along the Romantische Straße (Romantic Road) to Neuschwanstein Castle. Stop for lunch (not included) on arrival or go directly to the Marienbrücke bridge. In the afternoon, explore Neuschwanstein Castle, before a relaxing ride back to Munich.

From Munich: Trip to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof in Spanish

6. From Munich: Trip to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof in Spanish

Drive through the pre-alpine region of Bavaria to Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II in Hohenschwangau. You’ll have a chance to admire both the exterior and interior of the palace and take in the spectacular views from the Bridge of Mary. Cross alpine valleys en route to Linderhof, the Baroque jewel that’s one of smaller palaces built by Ludwig II. In addition to visiting the palace, you’ll see the spectacular gardens. This is a guided tour exclusively in Spanish. Non-Spanish speakers are not allowed to book this tour.

Munich: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour

7. Munich: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour

This half day tour it´s ideal choise and very efficient if you are looking a tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein castle start at Central Station Munich 7:15am to Castel Neuschwanstin,Marien bridge... and back to Munich 14:20pm This half day tour it´s combined by car train your tour cover train ticket and skip the line ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle

From Hohenschwangau: Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle

8. From Hohenschwangau: Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle

With skip-the-line tickets to Neuschwanstein Castle, you won’t have to worry about waiting for hours in line to get tickets or worry that tickets will be sold out when you arrive. You don’t have to worry about tickets reservation, queues. We pick you up from Hohenschwangau Village (on the castle's foot) and deliver you an unforgettable tour to the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle. (With Skip the Line service, you don’t have to worry about waiting for hours to get tickets or tickets are sold out when you arrive). You are picked up at Hohenschwangau”. First, we take the shuttle bus to Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke) for some amazing pictures. Then we walk to Neuschwanstein (the fairy-tale castle) with a tour inside. Learn about the Swan King (Ludwig II) king of Bavaria (1864-1886) and the history of Neuschwanstein Castle (was built 1869-1886). Furthermore, from the castle’s foot, we take a horse carriage to Hohenschwangau village. Take a walk around the beautiful Lake Alpsee.  

From Munich: Royal Fairytale Tour

9. From Munich: Royal Fairytale Tour

Spend the day exploring some of the Bavaria's biggest highlights outside Munich with round-trip transfer. See the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, in the Bavarian Alps. Visit Oberammergau, known for its Passion Play and beautiful house frescos. Finally, stop at Linderhof, an elaborate rococo palace. Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Munich. Head south to the Bavarian Alps to the village of Hohenschwangau. Visit King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle for a guided tour inside the castle with a local guide. From there, continue to Oberammergau, the beautiful Passion Play village below the mountains that's known for its house frescos, woodcarvers, and Christmas shops. Enjoy free time to grab a bite to eat and to explore on your own. Stop at Linderhof, a palace built between 1870 and 1879, inspired Bourbon Kings and the place where Ludwig II actually lived for several years. Tour the inside of the palace with a local guide and enjoy time to go for a stroll in the formal gardens.

Füssen: Bike Hire and Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-Line

10. Füssen: Bike Hire and Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-Line

Pick up a hire bike and enjoy a trip to Bavaria's quintessential destination, Neuschwanstein Castle. Pedal down a dedicated path, then either walk or travel by bus of horse-drawn carriage up the driveway, then skip the line for entry. Start your day by collecting your bike at the activity provider's office in Füssen. Plan your route on the useful and complimentary map. Ride down the bike path towards the famous fairytale-like castle. Once there, make the 30-minute walk towards the entrance. Alternatively, hop on a bus or ride in a horse drawn carriage to get to the building. Skip the line and enter the Castle directly. Browse the fascinating interior and pause for photographs of this incredible structure.

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This was a wonderful day trip! From the second we got to the meeting point, everything ran so smoothly, there was no lagging, and the guides kept everything tight which we really appreciated! Loved how comfortable and clean the transportation we took was too. Nick and Patrick G. were so kind and helpful throughout the day and were very accommodating to the needs of the group. I really liked how they adapted well to some unexpected weather. They are pros. I’d definitely recommend this to others!

Great trip- really enjoyed the entire itinerary. Just the right amount of time at each spot we stopped. We did find the castle tours fairly basic- compared to other tours that have a pre-recorded audio guide, the live guides gave simple explanations of what we were seeing, but couldn’t go deep when questions were asked. But- still gave 5 stars and glad we booked the trip

If you are looking at several day trips to the castle and reading the reviews to pick which one, pick this one! We saw much more than the castle. We went to a great church and a cheese farm off the beaten path! It was only locals. Our tour guide Katrina was very informative, knowledgeable and very outgoing! I would highly recommend this tour!

Amir was a great guide. He had exciting facts to share, was very humorous and knew how to get people to take part in the question/answer quiz 😁. I can only recommend the tour to anyone who wants to know a little more about the origins and history.

Great guides. Jeremy and Stevo were awesome in every respect.