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From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

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Take a magical 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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Duration 9 hours
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5 hours
  • Munich

  • 2 hours
  • Hohenschwangau (walk)

  • Alpsee

  • Marienbrücke

  • Neuschwanstein Castle (guided tour)

  • Free time

  • 2 hours
  • Munich

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Main stop
  • 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 and discover magical Fussen
Full description
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. On the journey back to Munich, the tour will stop at magical Füssen, home to fascinating rulers and Kings throughout the centuries. As you explore this medieval town, your tour guide will tell you about its history of festivals and lavish celebrations.
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Return train or bus ticket from Munich
  • Entrance for a 35-minute tour inside the castle is an additional €13.5 (optional)
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Munich Main Train Station (München Hauptbahnhof), outside Starbucks Cafe on Track 11. Please look for the guides with the red umbrellas and red t-shirts.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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, or 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
  • If you're traveling during the summer months, it's very likely that your return tickets will be by bus
  • Your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Children under 3 are welcome on this tour for free
  • Due to renovations, the Queen Mary's Bridge is closed until fall 2022
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1706 reviews

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Eduardo is an excellent guide, he helped us a lot, he explains very well and well, the walk is beautiful and it is definitely an excellent option to take the tour, I thought to do it on my own, but the truth is that it is a place that requires you to be guided .

February 3, 2020

Great day out with amazing scenery. Our guide Charlie was excellent! We didn’t do the tour inside Neuschwanstein Cadtle which allowed time for a walk and a quick explore of the other castle. We were lucky to go on a gorgeous weather day so the buses we’re running up the hill.

January 11, 2020

The trip was awesome absolutely enjoyed it. The guides were really organized and considerate. And they were the absolute most helpful. My tour guide in English Matt was the funniest guy. 10/10 would recommend traveling with him as a tour guide. Gives a lot of fun and interesting facts about the location.

January 6, 2020

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