This day-trip takes you to the splendid castles of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. Visit fairytale Neuschwanstein and intimate Linderhof, lunch in…
Take a magical 2-hour train journey into the Bavarian alpine countryside and learn about the mystery and legends behind mad King Ludwig II of…
Immerse yourself in the incredible world of the former Bavarian royalty and admire the beautiful residential palaces of Schloss Neuschwanstein and…
Visit beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle on a flexible 10-hour tour from Munich, with options to swim and visit Hohenschwangau Castle. Traveling by…
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What People Are Saying About Neuschwanstein Castle
Very good guild who provided great information on bus. We had enough time to see both castles and the small village. I would caution on the guides recommendation for lunch at the hotel. The meal is expensive and a limited menu. There are other options just down the street.
The train left around 09:45, and we had some time before that to buy snacks. 2 hour ride, with our guide India telling us about King Ludwig. When you arrive, you will have about half an hour break and then you begin the climb, which is not far nor steep. Yet India made enough breaks to let us rest and tell us a bit more. Once we reached the castle, we had about 10-15 minutes to take photos before we entered it (not included in the price, but definitely recommended). After that, you have about 50 minutes of free time after which you head back to the train. We arrived in Munich aroun 18h. India was great - informative, but not overwhelming, warm and polite, ready to assist. The only downside to the whole tour was that the Mary's bridge was closed due to ice, so we couldn't take those photos you often see of Neuschwanstein.
Compared to 35 years ago the visits to these castles have changed from a winter wonderland wander of discovery to an example of German airport style crowd control. Still worth it
The tour was well planned with adequate time for pictures, food, browsing. I would highly recommend.
You don't need to go into the castle!! Our tour guide tried very hard to pressure us into buying a ticket for the castle while we were on the train (€13 each), even singling us out in front of the whole group. But, he didn't tell anyone until we got there that the tour is only 35 minutes long and "you get herded like cattle and are lucky to get a good tour guide for the castle". There is plenty to do while other people tour, and if you want to hike for a bit (the road to the bridge is definitely accessible), you will get truly outstanding castle views and a good Alp experience at no additional cost. Overall our tour was great and very informative, but in the end we were very glad that we didn't get pressured into spending extra money. Also, our tour guide used the word "retarded" to describe several different things during the tour; not sure why that's still happening in 2017. Note- the roads up the the bridge are technically closed, but everyone goes around the barrier