Looking like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Schloss Neuschwanstein stands perched on a mountain cliff. King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned this 19th-century palace. He paid for it out of his personal fortune rather than from public funds. It was intended as a refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then, more than 60 million people have visited, drawn by the picturesque location and romantic design. Constructed under the direction of architect Eduard Riedel, the building embodies the architectural fashion known as castle romanticism. You'll also note that it embraces Ludwig II's immoderate enthusiasm for the operas of his close friend Richard Wagner. Check the weather conditions before you plan your trip; misty conditions and rain often reduce visibility to almost zero at those heights. You can buy tickets online or at the ticket center in the village below the castle. PutSchloss Neuschwanstein into our Schwangau trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Schloss Neuschwanstein
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Small-Group Coach Day Trip from Munich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $177
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Day Trip from Munich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
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Schloss Neuschwanstein reviews
Me and my partner went to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich. We caught the train to fussen then it is a local bus to Neuschwanstein Castle. This in total cost €23 for a return ticket per person and..... more »
Absolutely not worth the money! This place itself is magnificent from the outside but I wouldn't recommend the guided tour inside the castle which is by the way the only way to get to see the inside..... more »
For dinosaur fans, this museum is a dream come true. There are many excellent and well-curated exhibits that tell a fascinating story. The museum is not that large that you will get lost. The layout is organized and not confusing.This is a very impressive museum indeed! Particularly, it was great to see those dinosaurs. As a person who loves A Night in Museum, this place was totally beautiful!
Weird, Gothic, cool. Went in the off-season, so we didn’t have to wait in insane lines. If you are going in the summer or early fall, plan to wait in line. A good day trip. Regardless of when you go, you’ll need to plan your trip a few days in advance. It’s best if you can reserve your tickets to tour the castle online at least 48 hours prior to your visit. I’d consider this essential if you’re going during peak time. The tour is brief—only about 30 minutes long. Completely worth the trip. Know that you’ll need to hike 30 minutes uphill to the castle, so dress accordingly. There’s also a horse and carriage up the mountain, but you’ll still need to do some more uphill walking where they drop you off. Personally, I enjoy the hike.
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