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Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Experience the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle, all on an easy day trip from Munich

ABOUT THE Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

On this 9-hour tour from Munich, your expert local guide will take you on a two-hour journey through the stunning Bavarian countryside to the charming village of Hohenschwangau and the world-famous, Disney-esque Neuschwanstein Castle.

 

The full-day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle leaves from Munich Hauptbahnof (main train station), outside the Starbucks on platform 11, and finishes back in Munich Hauptbahnof.

 

An easy – and beautiful – day trip from Munich

Nestled in the stunning Bavarian Alps is the village of Hohenschwangau, where Neuschwanstein Castle sits next door. Leaving Munich Hauptbahnhof, you’ll enjoy a stunning two-hour train or bus ride through the Bavarian countryside, before exploring Hohenschwangau with your expert local guide. See the Pöllat waterfall gorge, take in the views of the Hohenschwangau Castle, and in good weather, look out across the Alpsee lake.

The majesty of Neuschwanstein Castle

As you stroll across the beautiful Marienbrücke, your picture-perfect views of Neuschwanstein Castle will leave you with no doubt that it was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s magic kingdom. As you walk into the castle’s courtyard, your local guide will tell you the stories of the soaring budgets and construction woes that plagued Neuschwanstein, and will give you 35 minutes to either take a tour of the inside of the castle (additional cost of €13.5) or explore the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.

The mad King Ludwig

King Ludwig II, who designed Neuschwanstein, earned himself a number of nicknames, including the Swan King (Neuschwanstein literally means New Swan Stone), and Mad King Ludwig. Your guide will tell you the unbelievable stories of this historical character, who wished to remain “an eternal enigma”, including his passions, his inspirations and his death (conspiracy, suicide or tragedy?), which remains a mystery today.

TOUR SCHEDULES

9:00 AM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Return train or bus ticket from Munich
What’s not included
  • Entrance to the castle
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 9 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to wear decent footwear for the uphill walks
  • Entrance for a 35-minute tour inside the castle is an additional €13.5
  • This tour returns to Munich at 6.30pm in winter and 7.00pm during summer
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Your Neuschwanstein Castle Tour starts in front of Starbucks Coffee inside München Hauptbahnhof (main train station), beside platform 11

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stroll across the beautiful Marienbrücke bridge
  • Marvel at the Bavarian Alps, lakes, waterfall and countryside
  • Hear about the unbelievable and mysterious tales of Mad King Ludwig
  • Take stunning pictures of the Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney’s magic kingdom
  • See the exterior of the Hohenschwangau Castle
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