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Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets

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  • Discover the Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century historical palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, with an audio guide in 19 languages.
  • See the decorated rooms and paintings depicting angels as you admire the Romanesque Revival style of one of Europe’s most popular castles.
  • Learn about why shy King Ludwig II had this fairy-tale castle built, and how later it became an inspiration for Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle.
  • Visit Queen Mary’s Bridge, a great vantage point, that lets you soak in views of the lake, the Bavarian Alps, and the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle.
  • Choose the ticket option with a guided tour of Linderhof Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle grounds for a comprehensive experience of King Ludwig II's architectural marvels.
  • Discover the Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century historical palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, with an audio guide in 19 languages.
  • See the decorated rooms and paintings depicting angels as you admire the Romanesque Revival style of one of Europe’s most popular castles.
  • Learn about why shy King Ludwig II had this fairy-tale castle built, and how later it became an inspiration for Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle.
  • Visit Queen Mary’s Bridge, a great vantage point, that lets you soak in views of the lake, the Bavarian Alps, and the nearby Hohenschwangau Castle.
  • Choose the ticket option with a guided tour of Linderhof Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle grounds for a comprehensive experience of King Ludwig II's architectural marvels.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Korean, Slovenian, Greek, Thai, Arabic, Hebrew, and Dutch
  • Tip: A carriage ride to Neuschwanstein Castle is a more comfortable way to travel up to the castle instead of a bus transfer or hiking.
  • Neuschwanstein Castle has an elevator which makes it accessible for wheelchair users. It's highly recommended to reserve this elevator in advance though.
  • The hiking trail (about 1.5 km) to the castle is paved and partly very steep. It's best to use the horse carriage transport where any regular-sized, foldable wheelchair can be stowed in the trunk. Please note that the carriages do not have a ramp.
  • The following are not allowed on this tour: photography and animals including service animals.
  • It's not allowed to drive up to the castle in a personal car.
  • Note: The guided tour does not include entry tickets to both castles. They will be available for purchase during the tour.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Grounds Full Day Guided Tour

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

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10 hr. - 10 hr. 30 min.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide in Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & Russian at the castles (optional)
  • Round-trip transfers in an AC coach (optional)
  • Entry to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof (as per option selected)
  • Inside tour of both castles (as per option selected)
  • Snacks (optional)
  • 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.
  • The audio guide is subject to availability.
  • Please note, if you choose the option without tickets, you may buy the entrance tickets on the bus for 37€ per adult (payable with a credit card or debit card).
  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.
  • This tour is not wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Hohenschwangau Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

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  • Explore Hohenschwangau Castle, dubbed the "real-life fairytale castle" with skip-the-line tickets to help bypass the great queues.
  • A multilingual audio guide will reveal details such as Ludwig II overseeing Neuschwanstein's construction using a room telescope.
  • Fully furnished, the castle boasts well-preserved rooms like Ludwig II’s, featuring wall paintings of nudes and a starry sky ceiling.
  • Round off your visit with a serene stroll by Lake Alpsee, a tranquil spot offering a perfect blend of history, nature, and stunning architectural beauty.
  • Explore Hohenschwangau Castle, dubbed the "real-life fairytale castle" with skip-the-line tickets to help bypass the great queues.
  • A multilingual audio guide will reveal details such as Ludwig II overseeing Neuschwanstein's construction using a room telescope.
  • Fully furnished, the castle boasts well-preserved rooms like Ludwig II’s, featuring wall paintings of nudes and a starry sky ceiling.
  • Round off your visit with a serene stroll by Lake Alpsee, a tranquil spot offering a perfect blend of history, nature, and stunning architectural beauty.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin & Korean
  • Tip: Don't miss the King's bedroom in the castle, where Ludwig II was born. The room is adorned with scenes from the Tristan and Isolde saga.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Large luggage, hiking backpacks, or military backpacks are not allowed inside the castles and the museum.
  • Photography and taking videos are strictly prohibited inside the castle.
  • The interiors of the castle are not wheelchair accessible.
  • The hiking path to Hohenschwangau Castle is gently sloped and entirely stair-free.
  • The castle courtyards are strollers/buggy accessible.
  • Please be aware that luggage checks may take place at Neuschwanstein Castle's entrance to ensure the safety of all visitors.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Munich: Summer Neuschwanstein Castle Tour with Bike Ride

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

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11 hr.
  • Explore Bavaria with a guided day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
  • Enjoy a delightful lunch, offering a taste of local Bavarian cuisine with a view of the castle.
  • Pedal through Schwangau’s picturesque landscapes on a guided bike tour, offering a leisurely way to soak in the stunning Alpine views.
  • Explore Bavaria with a guided day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
  • Enjoy a delightful lunch, offering a taste of local Bavarian cuisine with a view of the castle.
  • Pedal through Schwangau’s picturesque landscapes on a guided bike tour, offering a leisurely way to soak in the stunning Alpine views.

Inclusions

  • Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Transport between Munich and Neuschwanstein
  • Bike tour of the surrounding
  • Tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle

Exclusions

  • Skip-the-line Neuschwanstein Castle tickets (available for purchase on the day)
  • Lunch
  • 08:45am: Departure from Discover Bavaria Shop in Munich.
  • 11:15 am: Depart for a scenic bike ride to Swan Lake. Don’t forget your swimsuit for a refreshing swim opportunity!
  • 12:45pm: Return to a local brewery/restaurant for lunch with stunning views of Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • 2:30pm: Depart for Schwangau town.
  • 2:45pm: Gather for a walk or take an optional bus (€3 per person) to Mary’s Bridge.
  • 3:45pm: Begin the guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
  • 4:45pm: Conclude the castle tour and descend to the bus.
  • 5:30pm:Depart for Munich.
  • 7:10pm: Arrive at Munich Central Station (first drop-off point).
  • 7:15pm: Arrive at Marienplatz/Isartor (second and final drop-off point).
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Castle will be available on the day of the tour at an extra cost.
  • The cost of lunch is not included in your tour package.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Neuschwanstein Castle of Bavaria | King Ludwig II’s Swan Castle

The Neuschwanstein Castle of Bavaria 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. 

Things to know before booking Neuschwanstein Castle tickets

  • Skip long lines at the entrance and tour the Neuschwanstein Castle interiors with premium guided tours. These tickets also include professional guides and transfers from Munich. 
  • Most Neuschwanstein Castle tickets include access to the Linderhof Castle, located around 90 kilometers away from Neuschwanstein. The Linderhof Castle, along with Neuschwanstein and the Hohenschwangau Castle, was commissioned by King Ludwig II. Each palace reflects the extravagant and eccentric tastes of the ‘Mad King’ of Bavaria. While Neuschwanstein is known for its fairytale-like ambiance, the Linderhof Castle presents a more intimate and quiet atmosphere. 
  • There’s a Neuschwanstein Castle ticket for every budget. At around €68, you can enjoy a tour of the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle grounds with an English-speaking guide. This tour offers a unique vantage point, where you can take in the grand architecture of the castles and the surrounding lush forests and Alpsee Lake. You need to splurge slightly more, around €146 to tour the interiors of these castles. 
  • If you are traveling from Munich, you can choose tickets, including bus or train transfers from Munich. These transfers are convenient and comfortable, typically in air-conditioned coaches with free Wi-Fi and snacks on board. 
  • We recommend choosing train transfers from Munich if you are visiting between January and March. The picturesque Bavarian outdoors are a sight to behold during these months. The weather is also quite unpredictable for bus journeys. 

Which Neuschwanstein Castle ticket is best for you?

Neuschwanstein Castle Guided Tours

If you are on a budget

Go for: Guided tours with optional entry access
Duration: 10 hours
Guide: English and Spanish-speaking tour guide and multilingual audio guides
Access to Linderhof Castle: Yes
Entry inside: Optional

  • With these tours, you can roam around the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle grounds and soak in the lush greenery and picturesque Bavarian mountains surrounding the castle.
  • If you have more time on your hands, you can upgrade these tickets to include access to the inside of the castles.

    Recommended tours: 
  • From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Grounds full-day guided tour

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

  • If you are fond of lush landscapes, book these tours that include guided trips through the castle grounds, round-trip transfers in an AC coach, and a photo stop at Oberammergau. 
  • You can upgrade these tickets to enter the Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Castle Grounds.

    Recommended tours: 
  • From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Grounds full-day guided tour
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
Entry inside: Yes

  • With these premium guided tour tickets, you can explore both the interiors and exteriors of the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Linderhof Castle. 
  • An expert English-speaking guide will accompany you and acquaint you with the mysteries, myths, and legends surrounding these castles. 

    Recommended tours: 
  • Premium guided tour of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles with transfers from Munich and admission tickets
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
Entry inside: Optional

  • 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 tours of Neuschwanstein and 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. 

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Where to eat at Neuschwanstein Castle?
  • Schwangau Castle Brewery (1.2 km): This vast, rustic venue offers comfort food and beer in a restaurant setting. They are famous for their Bavarian specialties and freshly brewed beers.
  • Alpenstuben (1.8 km): This family-friendly restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with pleasant service. They are known for their generous portions of German cuisine including sausages, noodles, and apple pie.
  • Gasthof Alpenblick (2.2 km): This traditional Bavarian Gasthof serves hearty meals in a cozy setting. You can enjoy classic dishes like schnitzel, sausages, and dumplings.
  • Asia Food Palace (2.3 km): If you're looking for a change from German fare, this restaurant offers delicious Chinese food. They are known for their authentic flavors and impeccable customer service.
  • La Perla (2.8 km): This award-winning Italian restaurant offers a charming atmosphere and a menu featuring classic Italian dishes like spaghetti, tagliatelle, and fresh seafood.

Frequently asked questions about Neuschwanstein Castle tickets

How much is a ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The Neuschwanstein Castle entry tickets start from . 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 tours 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. However, it is best to bring along a caregiver or a friend or family, as the way to the castle entrance is uphill and uneven. The Swan Castle has an elevator on the second floor 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.