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Guided Tours

Guided Tour of Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Grounds from Munich with Optional Admission Tickets

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€68
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
10 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
  • Discover the highlights of Bavaria with an expert English-speaking guide with round-trip transfers from Munich.
  • Take in the scenic view on your drive and listen to a multilingual audio guide commentary about the fairy-tale castles of Bavaria and more.
  • Enjoy an immersive guided tour of the 19th-century Linderhof Castle grounds, with French gardens, fountains, and statues throughout.
  • Make a photo stop at the quaint town of Oberammergau with elaborately painted buildings and the forested mountains of the Ammergau Alps all around.
  • Visit the Romanesque-design Neuschwanstein Castle grounds built by King Ludwig II and learn why it earned the reputation as a castle of paradox.
  • Enhance your experience by upgrading your tickets to enter the Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Castle.
  • Discover the highlights of Bavaria with an expert English-speaking guide with round-trip transfers from Munich.
  • Take in the scenic view on your drive and listen to a multilingual audio guide commentary about the fairy-tale castles of Bavaria and more.
  • Enjoy an immersive guided tour of the 19th-century Linderhof Castle grounds, with French gardens, fountains, and statues throughout.
  • Make a photo stop at the quaint town of Oberammergau with elaborately painted buildings and the forested mountains of the Ammergau Alps all around.
  • Visit the Romanesque-design Neuschwanstein Castle grounds built by King Ludwig II and learn why it earned the reputation as a castle of paradox.
  • Enhance your experience by upgrading your tickets to enter the Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Castle.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Linderhof Castle & the Neuschwanstein Castle grounds
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide in 7 languages (as long as the stock lasts)
  • Round-trip transfers in an AC coach
  • Photo stop at Oberammergau
  • Entry to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof (optional)

Exclusions

  • Tour of the inside of both castles (available at an additional cost of 33 EUR)
  • Tip: The best views of the Neuschwanstein castle are not at the castle itself but from Marienbrucke, a bridge that crosses the Pollät gorge, about a 30-minute uphill walk from Hohenschwangau.
  • The audio guide is available in Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.
  • Please note, if you choose the option without tickets, you may buy the entrance tickets on the bus for 33€ per adult & 10€ per child (payable with a credit card or debit card).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Premium Guided Tour of Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles with Transfers from Munich & Admission Tickets

€146
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
10 hr. 30 min.
  • Skip the line and enter the stunning Bavarian castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein with round-trip coach transfers from Munich.
  • Board an AC, Wi-Fi-enabled coach and listen to insightful commentary by an expert guide as you devour the snacks and drinks on board.
  • Wander through the perfectly manicured gardens of Linderhof Castle and enjoy a guided tour of this 2nd rococo-period-style castle built by King Ludwig II.
  • Continue onto the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, where you'll be surrounded by unparalleled views of the Alps, perfect for a photo-op.
  • Wander through the many halls of the Neuschwanstein Castle and climb several towers to peek in on finished rooms as you learn about their history from your guide.
  • Skip the line and enter the stunning Bavarian castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein with round-trip coach transfers from Munich.
  • Board an AC, Wi-Fi-enabled coach and listen to insightful commentary by an expert guide as you devour the snacks and drinks on board.
  • Wander through the perfectly manicured gardens of Linderhof Castle and enjoy a guided tour of this 2nd rococo-period-style castle built by King Ludwig II.
  • Continue onto the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, where you'll be surrounded by unparalleled views of the Alps, perfect for a photo-op.
  • Wander through the many halls of the Neuschwanstein Castle and climb several towers to peek in on finished rooms as you learn about their history from your guide.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Linderhof Castle & the Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip transfers in an AC coach
  • Photo stop at Oberammergau
  • Free WiFi, snacks & drinks available onboard
  • Tip: If you get hungry, take a quick break to have a meal or a cup of coffee at Neuschwanstein’s Café & Bistro located on the 2nd floor of Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Guided Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle Grounds with Bus/Train Transfers from Munich

€72
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr. 30 min.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle exterior and grounds with round-trip train/bus transfers from Munich accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Enter the mystifying vicinity of the marvelous castle with spectacular views of the Bavarian Alps, forests, and lakes which inspired Disney’s, Sleeping Beauty.
  • Admire the stunning aerial view of Hohenschwangau Castle, the boyhood home of the future King Ludwig II, and learn about his impressive reign.
  • Walk up to the Marienbrücke Bridge to get a perfect view of the Neuschwanstein Castle and the spectacular panorama of mountains.
  • Choose to enjoy this tour either in English or in Spanish. Take your pick!
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle exterior and grounds with round-trip train/bus transfers from Munich accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Enter the mystifying vicinity of the marvelous castle with spectacular views of the Bavarian Alps, forests, and lakes which inspired Disney’s, Sleeping Beauty.
  • Admire the stunning aerial view of Hohenschwangau Castle, the boyhood home of the future King Ludwig II, and learn about his impressive reign.
  • Walk up to the Marienbrücke Bridge to get a perfect view of the Neuschwanstein Castle and the spectacular panorama of mountains.
  • Choose to enjoy this tour either in English or in Spanish. Take your pick!

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle grounds
  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Round-trip train transfers from Munich (Jan to Mar)
  • Round-trip bus transfers from Munich (Apr to Dec)

Exclusions

  • Skip the line entrance & a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle interiors (at an additional cost of 20 EUR)
  • Tip: If you are not fond of taking that 20-minute walk up to the castle grounds, you can opt to board a horse-drawn carriage instead at an additional cost.
  • The experience is restricted for guests with health or mobility issues.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Private Guided Tour of Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Grounds from Munich

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€1,490
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Mobile Ticket
10 hr.
Transfers Included
  • See the 19th-century Neuschwanstein and Linderhof palaces, constructed by King Ludwig II on this guided tour, with round-trip hotel transfers from Munich.
  • Admire the rugged exteriors of the Neuschwanstein Castle built by the Bavarian King as a retreat and learn about its history from your guide.
  • Visit the Linderhof Palace grounds with stunning baroque and rococo-style gardens ornamented with flowers, fountains, and sculptures.
  • Explore the beautiful grounds surrounding the tiny Hohenschwangau Castle and the daring Marienbrücke – a suspension bridge suspended over a steep valley.
  • Choose between 2 types of guided tours: one in which your driver also acts as your guide, and another in which the driver and guide are different.
  • See the 19th-century Neuschwanstein and Linderhof palaces, constructed by King Ludwig II on this guided tour, with round-trip hotel transfers from Munich.
  • Admire the rugged exteriors of the Neuschwanstein Castle built by the Bavarian King as a retreat and learn about its history from your guide.
  • Visit the Linderhof Palace grounds with stunning baroque and rococo-style gardens ornamented with flowers, fountains, and sculptures.
  • Explore the beautiful grounds surrounding the tiny Hohenschwangau Castle and the daring Marienbrücke – a suspension bridge suspended over a steep valley.
  • Choose between 2 types of guided tours: one in which your driver also acts as your guide, and another in which the driver and guide are different.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Palaces
  • English/German speaking guide/driver
  • Hotel transfers in a private AC vehicle
  • Driver cum guide (optional)
  • Separate local guide (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Neuschwanstein Palace
  • Entry to Linderhof Palace
  • Drive through picturesque farmlands
  • German Alps
  • Hohenschwangau Castle grounds
  • Alpsee Lake
  • Neuschwanstein Palace & Marienbrücke
  • Linderhof Palace
  • Tip: The Fussen Waterfalls, about a 10-minute drive from Hohenschwangau and on the border with Austria, are also worth seeing. The view is unforgettable!
  • Those with limited mobility may make use of a complimentary shuttle service.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Neuschwanstein Castle | King Ludwig II’s Dream Castle

The Neuschwanstein Castle, located in the Bavarian Alps of Germany, is one of the most iconic castles in the world. The interiors and exterior of this fairytale-like castle have been designed as a retreat for King Ludwig II. If you love exploring art and architecture or are into history, this castle is a must-visit. With Neuschwanstein Castle tickets, you can enter the King’s Quarters, visit the Singer’s Hall, and look closely at the symbols of swans and grottos. 

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Why visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

Why visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

Which Neuschwanstein Castle ticket is best for you?

Neuschwanstein Castle Audio-Guided Tickets

If you are on a budget

Go for: Audio-guided tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Audio guide in over 19 languages
Access to Linderhof Castle: No

  • With these audio-guided Neuschwanstein Castle tickets, you can enter the 19th-century palace and explore its interiors at an affordable price. 
  • Photography and service animals are not included in this ticket. 

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Neuschwanstein Castle Guided Tours with Optional Entry Tickets

If you love nature

Go for: Guided tours with optional entry tickets
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Guide: Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide & audio guide in over 7 languages
Access to Linderhof Castle: Yes
Entry inside: Optional

Neuschwanstein Castle Premium Guided Tours

If you want to explore in-depth

Go for: Premium guided tour tickets
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Guide: Expert English-speaking guide
Access to Linderhof Castle: Yes

Neuschwanstein Castle Private Guided Tours

If you are traveling with family

Go for: Private guided tours
Duration: 10 hours
Guide: English or German-speaking guide or driver
Access to Linderhof Castle: Yes

  • If you are traveling with family, have toddlers or children, or have elderly members with mobility issues, it is best to reserve private guided tours to the Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • You can choose between 2 types of private guided tours- one where the driver acts as your guide or another where your driver and guide will be different. 
  • Recommended tours: 
  • Private Guided Tour of Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Grounds from Munich

Flexible cancellation policy:

If you want to reschedule or cancel your Neuschwanstein Castle tickets, you can do so if you have booked them online. Most of their guided tour tickets can be canceled 24 to 72 hours before the experience begins and you can also get a full refund on your purchase. 

What’s inside Neuschwanstein Castle?

The castle's interior is a testament to the opulent tastes of King Ludwig II. It provides deeper insights into the personality and passions of this historical figure. When exploring the interiors, you can closely admire the architecture of the palace, which blends elements of Romanticism, Gothic, and Romanesque styles to create a truly unique and captivating atmosphere.

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Throne Room

This room features a magnificent throne for King Ludwig II, although he never occupied it due to his early death. The space is adorned with intricate decorative details, including frescoes and ornate carvings.

Singers’ Hall

This hall is inspired by Richard Wagner's opera ‘Tannhauser’ and features frescoes that depict scenes from the legend of the minstrel-knight Tannhauser. King Ludwig had a deep admiration for Wagner’s works.

King’s bedroom

King Ludwig II's bedroom is a lavishly decorated space, featuring a canopied bed and ornate furnishings. It offers a glimpse into the king's living quarters and his affinity for luxury.

Queen’s bedroom

The Queen's Bedroom is similarly adorned with lavish decor, but it is more modest in comparison to the king's quarters. It is a beautiful and historically significant room within the castle.

Grottos

Grottos are a unique feature of the Neuschwanstein Castle. They are artificial caves with indoor waterfalls and a small throne. King Ludwig II was often known to retreat to these spaces. 

Study room

This room reflects King Ludwig II’s love for literature and arts. It is a space where he could retreat for his intellectual pursuits and immerse himself in his creative passions. 

Dining room

As the name suggests, this is the room where King Lugwig II dined with his guests. The dining room is lined with decorative wood paneling and has large windows, offering picturesque views of the outside.

Minstrels’ Hall

The Minstrels’ Hall reflects King Ludwig II’s passion for the arts. The room is filled with paintings and frescoes, celebrating the works of great poets and artists. 

Chapel

The Chapel inside the Neuschwanstein Castle features a beautiful altarpiece and is an intimate space for prayer and reflection. This room offers a quiet escape from the grandeur of other rooms.

Plan your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle

Timings
Getting there
Facilities
Tips
Eat
Neuschwanstein Castle Timings
  • April to 15 October: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • 16 October to March: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Closed: 1 January & 24, 25, 31 December

Duration of visit: at least 6 to 7 hours

Best time to visit: spring (April to May) and fall (September to October) 

Getting to Neuschwanstein Castle

Address: Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

Find on maps

  • By car or coach: Take the A7 motorway towards Ulm-Kemptem-Fussen. From Fussen, you have to follow the road B17 to Schwangau. You will see signs that will lead you to Hohenschwangau. 
  • By train: To reach Neuschwanstein Castle, you have to take a train to Fussen, and then catch a bus to Neuschwanstein. 
  • Nearest stop: Hohenschwangau Neuschwanstein Castles, Schwangau

Note: If you are unable to walk from the entrance to the Neuschwanstein Castle, you can avail of a horse-drawn carriage ride. The carriages operate all around the year and transport you to the top for a small fee of €8. You can board them from Hotel Muller. You can also take the shuttle bus. They do not drop you off a few meters away from the entrance. You have to walk downhill for about 10 to 15 minutes to reach the castle.  

Facilities Available at Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Accessibility: The Neuschwanstein Castle has a lift on which wheelchair users can go to the second level of the castle. If you have any special requirements, you have to inform the castle authorities in advance. You can avail of a low-level shuttle bus or a horse-drawn carriage to reach the castle doors from its entrance. 
  • Photography: You cannot click pictures inside the castle, however, you can click pictures in the castle gardens. 
  • Multivision show: On the second floor of the Neuschwanstein Castle, you can enjoy a free multi-vision show about King Ludwig II and his many castles. 
  • Restrooms: You will find barrier-free toilets on the second floor of the Castle and at the kiosk (opposite Zimmerman). 
  • Cafe: On the second floor of the Neuschwanstein Castle, Cafe Bistro offers snacks and refreshments for visitors. You can also have brunch or a late lunch at the franchised restaurant outside the castle. 
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Where to eat at Neuschwanstein Castle?

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.

Frequently asked questions about Neuschwanstein Castle

How much is a ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The Neuschwanstein Castle entry tickets range around €17.5. They are the most budget-friendly ticket option and also include an audio guide, available in over 19 languages. Guided tours of the Linderhof Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle Grounds cost around €68 to €69. However, note that these tickets only allow you to explore the castle's exteriors. Premium guided tours of the Neuschwanstein Castle allow you to explore the castle’s interiors. They also include round-trip transfers from Munich, free snacks, and a photo stop at Oberammergau. 

How to book tickets to the Neuschwanstein Castle?

The best way to book Neuschwanstein Castle entry tickets is to get them online. With online ticket bookings, you can ensure that you will get guaranteed access to the Castle, no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. Also, if you book these tickets online, you can avail of discounted deals and flexible cancellation policies. 

Why should I book Neuschwanstein Castle tickets online?

It is best to purchase Neuschwanstein Castle tickets online. Online ticket bookings are budget-friendly, ensure guaranteed access, and also offer options, where you can choose between premium and private guided tours of the Neuschwanstein Castle. You can book these tickets online at your convenience with just a click of a button. 

Are Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours available?

Yes, you can book Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours to get deeper insights into King Ludwig’s ‘Swan Castle’, its legends, and architectural details. Some Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours offer optional entry inside the palace and allow you to only roam the castle grounds. Depending on the kind of ticket you purchase, you can avail of an English or Spanish-speaking professional tour guide, round-trip transfers from Munich in an AC coach, and other benefits like free snacks and Wi-Fi. 

What do Neuschwanstein Castle tickets include?

Depending on the type of tour ticket you purchase, you can explore either the interior or exterior of the Neuschwanstein Castle. You can choose guided tours of the Neuschwanstein Castle that allow you to access all of the rooms along with the Linderhof Castle grounds. You can also avail of round-trip train transfers from Munich and a professional English-speaking tour guide with these tickets. Premium guided tours also include a photo stop at Oberammergau and free snacks and Wi-Fi on board. 

What is the cancellation policy for Neuschwanstein Castle tickets?

If you want to change or reschedule your visit to the Neuschwanstein Castle, you can do so. If you have booked your Neuschwanstein Castle tickets online, you can cancel most of the guided tours 24 to 72 hours before they begin and also get a full refund on your purchase. 

How long does it take to complete a Neuschwanstein Castle tour?

Most Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours last around 10 hours to 10 hours 30 minutes. We recommend you purchase premium guided tours of Neuschwanstein Castle because they offer a multitude of benefits and range around €146. With these tickets, you can avail of round-trip transfers from Munich in an AC coach, along with an English-speaking professional tour guide, and enjoy a photo stop at Oberramergau, complete with free Wi-Fi, snacks, and more.

What is the best way to explore Neuschwanstein Castle?

We recommend you purchase Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours to tour the castle interiors properly. Most guided tours also include round-trip train transfers from Munich and an English-speaking professional guide to acquaint you with the myths and legends surrounding the castle. Guided tours are an ideal option for visitors who want a closer look at the grottos and swans on the castle walls and want to know more about King Ludwig’s ‘Swan Castle’. 

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

Yes, Munich is around a 2-hour drive from the Neuschwanstein Castle. You can avail of guided tours with round-trip transfers from Munich to enjoy a long drive through gorgeous Bavarian landscapes as well as the 19th-century masterpiece. 

What is the best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

The spring and fall months from April to May and from September to October are the best months to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle. The spring weather is pleasant and perfect for touring the castle grounds. It is colder from mid-September to October, however, you can avail of reduced prices during this off-season. There are comparatively fewer crowds during the fall months.

What are Neuschwanstein Castle's opening hours?

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 accessible?

Yes, visitors in wheelchairs or strollers can visit the Neuschwanstein Castle with ease. They have an elevator on the second floor of the castle that makes it possible for wheelchair users to enjoy the castle’s interiors. There are horse-drawn carriages and low-level shuttle buses that run from the ticket center to the Neuschwanstein Castle to make it easier for wheelchair users to navigate the grounds.

Can I take photos at Neuschwanstein Castle?

No, you cannot take pictures of the inside of the Neuschwanstein Castle. However, you can take photographs of the castle’s exteriors for private use without any permit.

Are pets allowed at Neuschwanstein Castle?

While pets are not allowed inside the Neuschwanstein Castle, you can roam around the castle gardens with your pet. If you have pets with you, you can choose the guided tour of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Grounds from Munich with optional admission tickets.