Take a magical 2-hour train or bus journey into the Bavarian alpine countryside and learn about the mystery and legends behind mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Visit his fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein and enjoy sweeping views of the surroundings.
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Explore the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein
Take a train or bus ride through the beautiful Bavarian Alps
Learn all about Mad King Ludwig II
Laze in a quintessential Bavarian beer garden
Take a dip in the Alpsee
Towering over rocky crags at the foot of the German Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle has inspired awe and wonder ever since it opened to the public in 1886. This full-day tour is a fairytale adventure that is not to be missed. Departing from Munich, take a 2-hour train or bus journey through the majestic Bavarian countryside to the idyllic setting of Neuschwanstein.
On arrival, enjoy the splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau, and continue to Neuschwanstein's neighboring castle. Hear about the famous legend of Lohengrin as you look over the Alpsee.
A short climb up to the Marienbrücke reveals picture-perfect views of the 19th-Century, neo-romantic masterpiece, as well as the gorge beneath. From the courtyard, listen as your guide tells the story of the budget-busting, problematic construction of Neuschwanstein Castle. Whether you choose to take the 45-minute tour inside the castle, or decide to invest the time and money in one of the quintessentially Bavarian beer gardens, while the guide describes the lavish castle interior, the tour will leave you wanting for nothing in the epic story of Neuschwanstein Castle and “Mad King Ludwig II.”
Hear about the life and passions of Ludwig and discover the story behind his mysterious death. You will also enjoy stunning views of the Bavarian countryside and Alps, the Marienbrücke Bridge, the Swan King, Hohenschwangau Castle, Pöllath Waterfall and Gorge, and much more. If the weather is particularly good, there will also be the chance to take a dip in the Alpsee lake, so bring your swimming things.
Skip-the-line ticket service for the internal castle tour
Transportation by train or bus from Munich
What’s Not Included
Entrance for a 35-40 minute guided tour inside the castle (adults €13, under 18s €1)
• Instead of a guided tour in English or Spanish inside the castle, an audio guide can be provided on request in Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovenian, Russian, Polish, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, Hungarian, Greek, Dutch, Korean, Thai and Arabic
• Remember to bring quality footwear for the uphill walks
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The tour arrives back to Munich at approximately 6:30 PM during winter and 7:00 PM during summer