Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Yet another of the eccentric King Ludwig II's magnificently odd architectural creations.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • J D
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good, but not great
    The castle looks great, but I prefer something from antiquity. It felt a little too modern for my taste and the tour was very short without the option to wonder around at your own pace. You were only shown a small portion of the castle as well. All things considered, I've had better castle experiences elsewhere. The Hohensalzburg, for example is a better experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Vicki
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Castle
    We visited Neuschwanstein as part of a tour group from Munich, and it didn’t disappoint. The castle is jaw-dropping both inside and out; we visited June ‘23 and the bedroom was closed for renovations, but the recently restored throne room is stunning and worth the entry fee alone! My only criticism would be that 35 minutes isn’t long enough for a tour - our guide Peter was lovely and so knowledgable but he was being rushed along by the group racing through behind us and clearly had a lot more he wanted to say. Don’t miss the balcony on your way out for beautiful views over Hohenschwangau and the lake, and the hike up to Marienbrücke (the bridge) is well worth it, just be prepared for queues.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2023
  • uindyhd
    Indianapolis, Indiana84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    gorgeous, must see, though it is crowded in places
    Walked up from Hohenschwangau- took about 30 min. Took earlier of 2 english tours that were offered that day. Get to see about 5-6 rooms, as the castle is unfinished. Walked from there ‘behind’ the castle and over the bridge, up a trail to see the castle from the mountain behind it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • John T
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW!
    Magnificent trip (although it was a few years ago now) - incredible that people were able to build such a magnificent castle at that time. We were staying just over the border in Austria at the time and were undecided whether to make the trip or not. Glad we did, it brings back such beautiful memories.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Keega16
    291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see!
    So worth the trip from Munich. This castle is just beautiful. The colors inside are so bright and vibrant it is truly a treat for the eyes. They do not let you stay long in the castle and do not allow photography inside. Luckily the grounds and surrounding area give you more than enough to make the trip worthwhile. Also tickets and timing are very strict so don't be late for your appointed entry time. We enjoyed having lunch in the little town below and also drinks there on our way out. The climb is no joke and even coming down can be a challenge so if in doubt, take one of the carriages.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2023
  • TaurusMom
    Iowa631 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List
    This was on my bucket list for years, and happy we finally made it! We took the carriage ride up, because my husband is a disabled veteran. Still a ways to walk up. Our tour guide was good. There were rooms under construction, so I don't feel like we saw very much. Also, there is talk about the castle "not being finished", and I wonder why they don't show those rooms? I was surprised how young the castle was--I thought it would be much older.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Andre V
    Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views
    We slept at Füssen for the visit. Very nice city worth the stay. We climbed to the castle, weather was great. Very pretty path with view on the castle from time to time. Once at the castle, building looks very impressive, as well as view on the landscape. However, don't miss taking the path to the near bridge!! It is a small additional walk, but the view of the castle from the bridge is breathtaking!!! Again, don't miss it!! Hiking down by the road, you will have a view on the other castle, Neuschangau. We didn't try and didn't feel the need to get tickets for visiting the inside of the castle. No regret at all. The trip was worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Vicki F
    51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning castle
    Beautiful scenery, amazing castle, was just so wonderful to visit, we only stayed outside as other people had mentioned it wasn't worth paying to see inside. The parking is 10 euros and about 30 minutes to walk up the hill. There are a couple of shops to get an ice-cream and gifts if you need refreshments
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • sellocello
    St. Albans, United Kingdom294 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked on the same day and hopped on the bus
    We could not get a slot online. Went to the ticket office. They had a few slots left, booked there, hopped on the bus and here we are at one of most breathtaking castles. Absolutely stunning views. The audio guided tour was very good and well organised. Tour guides were very helpful. You need to walk up an steep incline for 10-20 after the bus stop before reaching the castle. The bus can get busy and crowded.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Mike S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful Castle, but a short tour experience.
    It is a beautiful castle with a beautiful view. It was only built in the 1800s…so it isn’t what one would think of as a “historic castle”. The tour lasts only about 30 minutes and you get to see some extravagant rooms including the throne room (but no throne, sadly). The hike up the hill to castle may be a bit much for some…but you can even take a horse-drawn carriage on the way up. Some of the picture spots are amazing…including a suspension bridge with a great view of the castle and the surrounding landscape.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
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Nick S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is a must see on any visit to Bavaria. Crowded, but yet so beautiful and fun. Do not miss the view from Mary's Bridge. Try the Donuts (Aebliskiver) on the way down. The carriage ride was fun.

Nick, Kim and Grant S.
Written 17 April 2024
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TeresaIS
Layton, UT3 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
The castle was wonderful. This has been on my bucket list for 20 plus years and the castle did not disappoint:) It was great to hear the history behind the paintings and the building of the castle.
Written 10 April 2024
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Tom Carter
458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Once you get a parking spot and you blend out the “millions” of other people it is actually quite beautiful. Make sure to take the tour inside.
Written 26 February 2024
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Sofia L
Helsinki, Finland41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely loved the experience. As a review, I hope I can help with how to get there.

Train from Munich
There's a direct train from Munich Hauptbahnhof to Füssen few times a day. We took the 9:41 direct train which took 2 hours. There are connecting trains too but I wasn't up for the hassle.

Tickets can be bought from bahn.de or from the train station. Online payment was good through PayPal or Sepa payment. I used PayPal online. I paid 36 €/person for a round trip.

Local bus from Füssen to the castle
There's a regional bus from Füssen train station to Neuschwanstein which leaves directly outside the train station. Buses 73 and 78 go there. The bus drive was around 10 minutes.

Tickets can be bought with cash from the driver, I didn't see other alternatives online or at the station. The price for a round trip was 5,60 €/person.

From local bus stop to the castle
The local bus stop is not enough to get to the castle. You may walk uphill, take a horse carriage or shuttle bus. We took the last alternative which was 3,50 €/person for a round trip. The shuttle bus leaves from parking lot P4 which is a 5 min walk from the local bus stop.

The shuttle bus goes uphill and the stop is not directly at the castle. You still need to walk about 10 minutes to the castle, and the walk is both uphill and downhill. Expect increased heart rate and potentially being a bit out of breath.

In the castle

Be ready to take the stairs up and down quite a bit. Prams are not allowed and if you have trouble walking, I wouldn't recommend this tour. There are no elevators.

The tour itself is 35 minutes long and after you will go through some areas of the castle on your own. I budgeted an hour at the castle and that was quite correct.

Note 1: this information is from early Feb 2024 and works as a reference. Ticket prices and schedules might change.

Note 2: Remember to book your castle visit early. We were lucky to get our tour tickets only two days in advance but that was considered lucky.
Written 7 February 2024
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Marla S
Birmingham, AL54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Castle!! Enjoyed our visit to Neuschwanstein. It was a snowy cold day, but we did walk up the hill it was steep, if you would have difficulty walking up, there are horse drawn carts for a charge I think around 10,00 euro additional round trip. Only a few rooms were completed, and other things are not open due to restoration. Still worth a visit
Written 22 January 2024
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Niki B
Athens221 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I had a bad experience visiting the castle these Christmas. Never try to approach it by the local bus, you will have to walk a difficult path with slopes, which exausted me. It's better to go by foot or by horse carriages, they leave you only 150m from the entrance.
But the worst part was the visit inside. They don't allow you to stop and explore anything, they force you to be in a hurry. You pass through the rooms so quickly, you don't even have time to look at the beautiful paintings on the walls. It's like they say "give us your money idiot, and run in 12 min to see the Palace, then get out!!". Its a shame.
I saw the Palace in detail on you tube... what an exhausting experience, to be so tired to go up to the castle and have this awful tour...
Written 6 January 2024
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elawson
philadelphia area628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Get there early before the crowds arrive. You'll be waiting a while for the horse carts or the bus if you wait until later. We jumped on the first carriage and were up at the castle and nearly had the whole place to ourselves. The views are amazing. Pictures are all perfect. We didn't tour the castle because a) I heard that there isn't much to see inside and b) my kids were all palaced and castled out!
But they really enjoyed the walk and the weather was really cooperative. Our photos are gorgeous.
The walk down is very easy. I decided to take the carriages up because my mom is over 70 and while she could do a 40 minute walk, I didn't know if she'd complain about me later! But the walk down is very easy, especially if the weather is cooperating. The views are fun and the road isn't dangerous. Tons of people walking when we were there.
Written 5 January 2024
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num1mmfan
Philadelphia, PA273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was on my husband’s bucket list and we were NOT disappointed. Highly recommend you book an inside tour of the castle (before your trip) or else you will not be able to see the inside of the castle (which is magnificent). To get up to the castle, you will need to take a bus or horse-drawn carriage. After both of these options, there is quite a hill to walk up to the castle (so be prepared). If you take the bus, you are dropped off closer to the location on the hiking path where there is a suspension bridge that will give you ABSOLUTE gorgeous pictures of the castle. The town at the foot of the castle has a few shops and restaurants. Staying in Fussen (10-15 mins away) is a nice option since it has a nice walkable shopping and dining area. Don’t miss this castle … it is worth it!!!
Written 2 January 2024
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Choon87
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went as part of a tour group. You can only enter at your assigned time, the staff will give you an audio (various languages available) and shepherd you from room to room and will activate the audio at each "station". From castle door to last station last less than 30 mins. Then it's long walk to two souvenir shops and a dark long tunnel to a side door exit. Castle interior and view from inside is amazing. There's a balcony to take pictures from, after the last station.
Written 1 January 2024
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rebeccabrabb
West Monroe, LA854 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The outside view is almost as amazing as the inside view. Lots of steps and uphill but worth it. Wish I would have been allowed to take photos. There was also restoration being done during our visit so we missed a few things but still had a great day
Written 10 December 2023
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