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$ 60.89 per person

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Explore the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and pass through the enchanting old-world town of Füssen. Take a two-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

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds.

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 castle entry (17€ and 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 activity provider's, Radius Tours, office at Dachauer Straße 4 in Munich.

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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 1168 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 guide Michelle gave us very interesting information about the castle and the biography of Ludwig II. (-) The description of the tour also mentions Hohenschwangau. I booked the tour without Linderhof because I expected Hohenschwangau to be included in this tour. With more effective scheduling (entrance to Neuschwanstein earlier in the day) it would have fitted into the day, as did the museum.

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August 6, 2022

Having been to the castle during a previous visit to Germany, we did not go again, but rather accompanied others in our family who were here in Germany for the first time. They were most impressed, and the tour guide was extremely helpful in getting my husband and me off to visit nearby Fussen.

August 6, 2022

Good: lovely castle. Nice scenery. Nice train. Good stories told. Bad: expected airconditioned bus, got train ride. Reserve plenty of cash: had to pay extra to visit the castle inside. Needed extra cash for bus uphill to the Mariel brigde. Extra cash for horse ride downhill. Those extra options should be listed in tour definition. Also could be told the basics: how many meters to from bus to castle, map showed 40min.

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 23715