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Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Experience the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle and the medieval town of Füssen on this 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. On the way back to Munich you’ll stop in Füssen, home to medieval festivals. Nestled in the town is the Hohes Schloss and below sits the Monastery of St. Mang.

 

The full-day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle starts and finishes by bus and sometimes by train at Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof). Meet at platform 11 in the train station, next to Starbucks.

 

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 €15.5) 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.

The romantic old town of Füssen

On the journey back to Munich the tour will stop at magical Füssen, home to fascinating rulers and Kings throughout the centuries. Here stands the Hohes Schloss (High Castle), once the summer residence of the Prince-Bishops of Augsburg and considered one of the most important secular buildings in the German late Gothic period. Below the Castle is the Monastery of St. Mang which was founded in the 9th century. Fascinating art and archaeological has been discovered in the former cells of its Benedictine monks. Füssen is also considered the cradle of European violin-construction and as the building center of violins in the 18th century. This history of music is carried through into it’s, still celebrated today, medieval festivals.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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The Neuschwanstein Castle Tour starts in front of Starbucks Coffee (Bayerstraße 10A) inside Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof), beside platform 11

  • 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
  • Explore the medieval town of Füssen and learn about its history of festivals and lavish celebrations
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Next departure in English : Friday 23rd Oct 20209:00 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
  • Children under 3 are welcome on this tour for free
  • Remember to wear decent footwear for the uphill walks
  • Entrance for a 35-minute tour inside the castle is an additional €15.5
  • This tour returns to Munich at 6.30pm in winter and 7.00pm during summer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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