Day trip

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH
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From US$ 63.34 per person

Explore the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and the enchanting old-world town of Füssen, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Take a 2-hour train/bus ride through majestic Bavarian landscapes.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Munich

  • 2 hours
  • Hohenschwangau

  • Free time

  • Neuschwanstein Castle

    • Optional
  • Schwangau

  • Free time

  • 2 hours
  • Munich

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Tour the scenic vantage points of the castle’s surroundings
  • Enjoy a 2-hour train or bus ride through the Bavarian countryside
  • Skip the long lines to get fast-track entry to the castle
  • Discover the extravagant world of King Ludwig II
Full description

Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world.

Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein.

It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location.

You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him.

If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

Includes
  • Day trip to Füssen and Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Fully-guided tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Lunch
  • Optional 17€ castle entry fee, payable directly on the morning of the tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the local operator's office at Dachauer Straße 4, 80335 Munich. Please be at the office approximately 15 minutes before the given departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour involves an uphill walk of approximately 20 minutes. At points, the gradient can be relatively steep. The tour is not recommended it for anyone with serious walking difficulties. If you prefer not to walk uphill, an optional horse-drawn carriage will take you most (but not all) of the way to the top. There is also an option of taking a bus uphill
  • Please note that sometimes the transport will be conducted by private bus instead of the train
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The 9:30 AM departure tour returns back to Munich by approximately 6:30 PM
  • The 10:30 AM departure tour returns back to Munich by approximately 7:30 PM
  • Due to renovations, the Queen Mary's Bridge is closed until fall 2022
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1098 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our visit to Neuschwanstein was organised by Radius Tours in Munich. Everything was very well organised from the beginning. The visit went well but sudden torrential rainstorms at the castle caused our train back to be cancelled by the train company. The guides were extremely professional in handling the situation and got us all back to Munich safely. We were very impressed.

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May 24, 2022

Definitely a place to visit while in Munich! The tour was a great way to see the castle hassle free as everything is take care of for you. Our tour guide Stephanie was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the castle and was great at communicating that in an engaging way for all ages. She was also very helpful at solving any little hiccups that happened throughout the day.

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May 23, 2022

Mat was a fantastic guide. He's friendly and entertaining. He time the trip well and even had little tidbits he shared between train stops on our ride to Fussen. The trip felt a little rushed at times, which is pretty standard for a tour like this, but it's worth it to have a guide like Mat. Make sure to bring comfortable walking or hiking shoes since there is 1-2 miles of walking up and downhill total with very few opportunities to sit or rest once off the train. Also bring plenty of water. Day backpacks are allowed in the castle worn on the front of your person, or they can be stowed in the lockers outside the castle where Mat paused for several photo opportunities and to give us more history of the castle. If you have any physical limitations, I would probably take a different tour or travel yourself to the castle via train in order to use the horse drawn carriages or bus to get to the top of the hill where the castle is.

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May 5, 2022

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