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Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Royal Castle & Oberammergau Tour From Munich by Coach

Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Royal Castle & Oberammergau Tour From Munich by Coach

€59.90
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Get an all-inclusive experience with these tickets that offer round-trip transfers to Linderhof Castle, the scenic town of Oberammergau, and Neuschwanstein Castle!
  • Listen to an expert local guide's commentary on the air-conditioned coach to the castle.
  • Enjoy an immersive guided tour at the Linderhof Castle, King Ludwig's Versailles-inspired intricate structure.
  • Stop for a quick shopping spree at the picturesque Oberammergau, and take Instagram-worthy photographs.
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle and learn why it earned the fascinating reputation as a castle of paradox.
  • Audio guide available in 7 other languages: Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.
  • The entrance fee for Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles is 30,- € (payable on-site or on the bus with a credit card or debit card)
  • Each tour is guided by an English and German guide.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Skip The Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour and Transfers from Munich by Train

Skip The Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour and Transfers from Munich by Train

€69
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr. - 10 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Enjoy this magical getaway from Munich to the Neuschwanstein Castle as you skip the lines to enter the castle.
  • Benefit from convenient round-trip transfers from central Munich on a train.
  • A well-versed tour guide accompanies you on board and will provide insight into the remarkable landmark.
  • Enter the mystifying vicinity of the castle at the foot of the Bavarian Alps and drink in the remarkable views.
  • An uphill 20-min walk (or on a horse-drawn carriage) will lead you to the Castle's entrance.
  • Learn about the history of the castle and its former resident, King Ludwig II here as you scale this world-renowned Bavarian Castle.
  • This guided tour is available to book in English and Spanish: take your pick!

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Meet your guide at Dachauer Straße.
  • The entrance fee for Neuschwanstein castle is to be paid at the meeting point, once you check in for the tour prior to departure. The rate for the same is 17€ per adult.
  • If you would like an audio guide, you may request it at the meeting point before the start of the tour.
  • Infants aged 5 and under, children aged 6-13 and students enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau & Linderhof Premium Tour From Munich By Coach

Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau & Linderhof Premium Tour From Munich By Coach

€166
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • A memorable day trip to Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Royal Castle & Oberammergau awaits!
  • Board an AC, WiFi-enabled coach with snacks and drinks on board and travel towards the stunning Linderhof Castle.
  • Wander through the perfectly manicured gardens of the Versailles-inspired castle and learn about its intriguing history from your tour guide.
  • Continue onto the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, where you'll be surrounded by unparalleled views of the Alps (perfect for a photo-op!)
  • You'll be heading to the enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle next, where you'll walk through the Castle while learning about its fascinating history and former resident, King Ludwig II.
  • Explore the castle and its inner sanctum to your heart's content before heading back to Munich.
  • Entrance fees for Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Castle are included in this ticket.
  • Each tour is guided by an English and German guide.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Neuschwanstein Castle - A Fairytale Castle Come to Life

Perched on a top of a hill overlooking the forested mountain tops and an alpine lake, Neuschwanstein Castle (also referred to as King Ludwig’s castle) is nothing short of a fairytale castle in Bavaria. Inspired by Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, this German castle was designed as a retreat for King Ludwig II. Both the interiors and the exteriors of this castle have been beautifully designed and are a sight to behold. With the Neuschwanstein Castle tickets, you will be able to see the many rooms here, King’s quarters, along with symbols of swans, grottos, and a lot more. If you love castles and palaces, then you just cannot miss out on Neuschwanstein Castle.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Neuschwanstein Castle

  • Visitors are required to buy the Neuschwanstein Castle tickets online and in advance.
  • Limited numbers of visitors are allowed inside the Neuschwanstein Castle every day.
  • It is mandatory to wear FFP2 masks when visiting the Ludwig castle.
  • Guests have to maintain a 1.5m distance at all times inside the King Ludwig castle.
  • Do not form groups inside the castle and shaking hands is not allowed.
  • Make sure you wash your hands frequently and thoroughly inside the premises.
  • Your contact details will be noted down at the castle for contact tracing if needed.

Why Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, which translates to New Swan Stone Castle, is one of the biggest castles in the world. The construction of this castle began on 5 September 1869. While construction of the rest of the castle continued, the Gateway building was completed and was ready for occupation by the end of 1873. Later in 1892, the castle construction was completed with simplified versions of the originally planned buildings.

With its limestone facade and blue turrets, it is said that this fairytale castle was the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles. With a Neuschwanstein Castle ticket, you can enjoy a guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle interiors including the grotto, Singer’s Hall, Throne room, King’s bedroom, and more.

Perched on top of a hill, this King Ludwig castle offers stunning views of the valley, the alpine lakes, and the Bavarian Alps surrounding the castle. One of the highlights of the castle is the Marienbrucke bridge that is located over a waterfall and offers stunning views of Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau & Linderhof Premium Tour From Munich

With this Neuschwanstein Castle ticket, you get an air-conditioned, luxury coach transfer, entry fee, and guided tour of both Linderhof Castle and the Neuschwanstein Castle with an English/German-speaking guide. You also visit Oberammergau for a short break. This is a 10-hour tour that is valid for the selected date and guests can cancel up to 24 hours before the tour to get a full refund.

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Neuschwanstein Castle Tour and Transfers from Munich

With this Neuschwanstein Castle ticket, you can enjoy a round-trip transfer to Neuschwanstein Castle, a professional English/Spanish-speaking guide, and a tour of the castle including the best vantage points. This 9-hour tour doesn’t include the fee for entry inside the castle. It is valid for your selected date and can be canceled up to 24 hours before the tour for a full refund.

Discounted tickets

Children under the age of 18 who are accompanied by their parents and students from general education schools have to pay just the advance ticket processing fee for the castle. Seniors who are above 65 years of age, disabled people, and students enjoy discounted Neuschwanstein Castle tickets too. 

Best Way to Buy Tickets

The best way to buy Neuschwanstein Castle tickets is by purchasing them online. 

  • Advance booking: This way, you can get confirmed bookings for your chosen date and time. Since there is a limited number of visitors allowed inside the castle, buying online tickets will ensure you don’t have to waste time in the line or the possibility of you not getting to enter inside the castle. You also have time to go through the ticket details before buying them. 
  • Discounts: You can get amazing deals and discounts on your Neuschwanstein Castle tickets and save some extra bucks. 

History of Neuschwanstein Castle

King Ludwig II wished to rebuild the old castle ruin of Hohenschwangau into an authentic old German-style castle that offers stunning views of the mountain Tyrol, noble Säuling, and farther in the distance.

Construction of the castle began in 1869. Out of the 200 rooms, only 14 rooms were finished. In 1873, Ludwig II started living in parts of the castle but never saw his castle get completed as he died in 1886. During the later stages, the construction of the castle was completed by building simplified versions of the originally planned structure. The castle was later opened to the public as a museum.

Inside Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle was King Ludwig II’s escape into the dream world which can be noticed in the architecture and decoration of the castle. There are 14 rooms inside the castle on the third and the fourth floor while the rooms on the second floor were never completed. The picture cycles inside Neuschwanstein were inspired by Richard Wagner’s operas and were based on medieval legends. You will find three main figures on the walls of the castle - the swan knight Lohengrin, his father the Grail King Parzival (Parsifal), and the poet Tannhäuser. They were Ludwig’s models.

There are swan symbols also found throughout the castle that was the heraldic animal of the Counts of Schwangau and the Christian symbol of ‘purity’ that Ludwig believed in. The dressing Room and Throne room are the highlights of the castle. Another major highlight of the castle is the large window panes that were quite unusual during the reign of King Ludwig II as well. 

Plan Your Visit

Timings
Getting there
Best Time to Visit
Dining
Must-See
Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets

Neuschwanstein Castle is open throughout the year except for 24, 25, and 31 December, and 1 January. Timing for the Neuschwanstein Castle throughout the year is as follows:

  • April to 15 October: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • 16 October to March: 10 AM – 4 PM

Duration: Visitors can expect to spend around 3 - 4 hours exploring this German castle.

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By Car and Coach: You can drive your private vehicle or hire a transfer coach to reach Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau village. There are four parking spaces available in Hohenschwangau that charge € 8.00 for 6 hours of parking, with additional fees for extra hours of parking.

By Bus or Train: Visitors can take a train to Füssen and then a bus 73 or 78 to the Hohenschwangau Neuschwanstein Castles, Schwangau stop to reach the castle.

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The best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle is in the summer months as the weather is warm and pleasant and you will be able to enjoy the views around the castle. But to avoid the crowd, plan a visit in the winter months between October and June. Arrive early in the morning or after 3 PM to beat the crowd.

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Cafe Bistro: This cafe is located inside the castle and offers stunning views of the valley and the village.

Schlossrestaurant Neuschwanstein: Earlier a canteen, this restaurant in the village offers views of the castle from the terrace and the gardens here.

Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world and offers a lot of activities and attractions for the guests to explore. 

  • Admire the medieval architecture of the castle with modern conveniences. Elevators, central heating systems, automatically flushing toilets, etc. were a few conveniences added by King Ludwig II in his castle.
  • Visit the Marienbrucke bridge that is located above Poellat Gorge and offers a bird’s eye view of this German castle.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle inside including the Throne Room, King’s Bedroom, Dressing Room, Grotto, and more.
  • Shop textiles, silk scarves, jewellery, etc. from the museum shop inside the castle.
  • Enjoy a free multivision show on King Ludwig II and his amazing castles.
  • Get some refreshments from the cafe inside the castle on the second floor and enjoy stunning views with your food.

Around Neuschwanstein Castle

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Queen Mary’s Bridge

Offering a stunning view of the Neuschwanstein Castle exteriors, Marienbrucke or Queen Mary’s Bridge is a must-visit on your Neuschwanstein Castle tour. This bridge was named after Ludwig II’s mother and is located 300 feet above Poellat Gorge. It provides a bird’s eye view of the German fairytale castle to the visitors.

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Schloss Hohenschwangau

This is a 19th-century palace close to Neuschwanstein Castle and was the childhood home of Ludwig II. It was built on the ruins of a medieval castle and is located on the opposite side of Neuschwanstein. From his bedroom in this palace, Ludwig II could see the valley and the Neuschwanstein castle being built.

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Alpsee

Nestled amidst mountain slopes, Alpsee is a beautiful lake in Bavaria, Germany. This lake is located close to the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. Wild swans can be found on this lake and visitors can enjoy boating and hiking in this area.

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Mount Tegelberg

Part of the Ammergau Alps, Mount Tegelberg is 2 km from Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle. Easily accessible by car, this mountain offers gorgeous views of Shwangau town and has several hiking trails for the guests to enjoy. You can also enjoy a hand gliding or paragliding experience here.

Visitor Tips

  • Neuschwanstein Castle is located on a hill and it can take around 30-45 minutes to reach the castle on foot. Ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Visitors can explore the Neuschwanstein Castle interiors as part of a guided tour only. Buy your Neuschwanstein Castle tickets online and in advance to ensure your entry.
  • Don’t be late for your visit because your tickets are valid for a specific date and time. If you miss your slot, your spot will be given to another visitor and you can’t rebook the tour.
  • Photography and videography are strictly prohibited inside the Neuschwanstein Castle. But, you can take pictures of the exteriors.
  • Tourists are not allowed to bring large backpacks or other items inside the Neuschwanstein Castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets: FAQs

Where can I buy Neuschwanstein Castle tickets?

You can buy Neuschwanstein Castle tickets both online and offline at the venue.

What ticket options are available?

You can choose between the Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau & Linderhof Premium Tour From Munich and Neuschwanstein Castle Tour & Transfers from Munich.

Can I cancel my Neuschwanstein Castle tickets?

Yes, you can get a full refund on your Neuschwanstein Castle tickets if you cancel up to 24 hours in advance.

What is the validity of tickets to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The Neuschwanstein Castle tickets are valid for the date and time selected upon the time of booking.

Can I buy tickets to Neuschwanstein Castle in advance?

Yes, you can buy Neuschwanstein Castle tickets online in advance.

Are guided Neuschwanstein Castle tours available?

Yes, Neuschwanstein Castle can only be visited via a guided tour.

What's the best way to experience Neuschwanstein Castle?

Since Neuschwanstein Castle interiors can only be visited as a guided tour, it is important that you choose this tour. This way, you can learn about the significance of each room and item and see the best vantage points from the castle.

Can I take a day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle?

Yes, Munich is a 2-hour drive from Neuschwanstein Castle. Visitors can plan a day trip to visit this German fairytale castle.

What’s the best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

The best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle is from October to June. It will be a little cold but there are fewer tourists at the castle.

What are Neuschwanstein Castle timings?

Neuschwanstein Castle is open daily except for 24, 25, and 31 December, and 1 January. From April to 15 October, it is open between 9 AM and 6 PM. The castle remains open between 10 AM and 4 PM from 16 October to March.

Is Neuschwanstein Castle wheelchair-friendly?

Yes, Neuschwanstein Castle is wheelchair-friendly. There are horse-drawn carriages from the ticket center to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Inside the castle, there is a lift that makes it possible for wheelchair users to join the guided tour. Note: Due to Covid-19, the lift is currently out of service.

Can I take photos at Neuschwanstein Castle?

Visitors cannot take photographs and videos inside the Neuschwanstein Castle. But you can take photographs of the castle’s exteriors for private use without any permit.

Are pets allowed at Neuschwanstein Castle?

No, animals are not permitted inside the Neuschwanstein Castle.