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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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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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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.

Commissioned by King Ludwig II in the 19th century, the Neuschwanstein Castle astounds visitors with its fairytale-like beauty and rich history. The palace is a masterpiece of Romantic architecture, boasting towering spires and ornate facades. Its interior is equally enchanting, with lavishly decorated rooms inspired by medieval legends and Wagnerian operas.

The best way to explore the various rooms and galleries inside the Neuschwanstein Castle is to book a guided tour. Most guided tours also include round-trip transfers to and from Munich and Hohenschwangau, saving you time and money.

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Which Neuschwanstein guided tour is best for you?

Neuschwanstein guided tickets including entry into the castle interiors

Tickets including entry into the castle interiors

Duration: 10 hours to 10 hours 30 minutes
Guide: Expert English-speaking guide
Audio guide: Available in multiple languages

  • With premium guided tour tickets, you can skip ahead of long lines and tour the inside of the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles. 
  • Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will acquaint you with the history and cultural significance of the two castles. 
  • On your tour, you can also stop by a photo station at Oberammergau
  • You can also enjoy air-conditioned coach transfers with free Wi-Fi and snacks on board.

Recommended tours:

  • Premium guided tour of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles with transfers from Munich and admission tickets
  • From Munich: Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castle day trip
Neuschwanstein guided tours of the castle grounds

Tours of the castle grounds

Duration: 10 hours to 10 hours 30 minutes
Guide: English and Spanish-speaking guide
Audio guide: Available in Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian

  • Touring the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle grounds offers a unique perspective into the grand architecture and history of the castles.
  • You can enjoy air-conditioned transfers from Munich to the two castles. 
  • On this tour, you can avail yourself of an English-speaking tour guide and audio guides in multiple languages to familiarize yourself with the rich heritage of the two castles.
  • If you have a few extra hours on hand, you can upgrade these tickets to include a tour of the interiors of the two castles. 

Recommended tours:

  • From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Grounds full-day guided tour
  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle grounds with bus/train transfers from Munich

Why take a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour?

Why take a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour?

What to expect on a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour?

The Neuschwanstein Castle has several rooms and galleries, filled with extravagant art and artifacts. King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the construction of this castle to create a fairytale-like retreat that reflected his love for art, culture, and nature. Since the castle is quite big and also includes huge gardens and scenic pathways, choosing a guided tour is the best way to navigate it.

Here’s a breakdown of how you can make the most of your visit with a premium guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle.

  • Once you assemble at your meeting point early in the morning, you will be taken to the Linderhof Castle in comfortable, air-conditioned buses or coaches, depending on your preference. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi and snacks on board.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Linderhof Castle, where an English-speaking guide will familiarize you with the history and cultural relevance of this palace.
  • You will also get time to roam around the picturesque Linderhof Castle gardens and take in the extravagance of the palace.
  • After you visit the Linderhof Castle, you can stop for a break at Oberammergau for wonderful views of the Bavarian Alps.
  • Then, you will embark on your tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle. After a short 20-minute uphill walk from the castle hill to the main gate, you can spend around 4 hours exploring the inside and grounds of the castle. The tour guide will acquaint you with the castle’s historical details. You can also avail yourself of multilingual audio guides and go on a walk around the castle premises.
  • Around 6:30  pm, you will be transferred back to Munich in comfortable buses or trains. 

Guided tours vs non-guided tours

Guided tours

  • Most Neuschwanstein guided tours include air-conditioned transfers to and from Munich and Hohenschwangau in buses or trains, depending on your ticket choice. This makes it an ideal choice for elderly visitors and solo travelers. You can leave your navigation worries to the experts and have a hassle-free touring experience.
  • Premium guided tours of the Neuschwanstein Castle allow you to bypass long lines, making it an ideal option for visitors short on time.
  • You can also visit the nearby Linderhof Castle, another magnificent palace commissioned by King Ludwig II on your guided tour. The 2-hour car drive is included in your tour. 
  • Guided tours follow a scheduled itinerary, ensuring you visit the most important sections of the palace.
  • Neuschwanstein tours also include additional stops at Fussen or Oberammergau for stunning views of the Bavarian Alps.
  • You can also enjoy free snacks and Wi-Fi on board. 

Non-guided tours

  • Self-guided tours allow for more flexibility. You can visit the Neuschwanstein castle grounds first, head to Marienbrucke, and return to tour the inside or head to the Linderhof Castle. You can explore the castle at your own pace.
  • Your general admission tickets do not include a professional guide, so you have to familiarize yourself with the history of the castle. It is an ideal option for visitors interested in research or those who have some prior knowledge of Bavarian history. 
  • If you are low on budget, you can explore the castle on your own. However, keep in mind that you have to handle the transfer costs by yourself. 

Tips to note when visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle

  • Wear comfortable shoes: When going on a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour, you must wear closed, comfortable shoes. The castle is situated on a hill. Even if you choose a horse-drawn carriage from your bus or train stop at Hohenschwangau, you still have to walk uphill, not to mention castle tours include all its rooms, galleries, and grounds. 
  • Explore nearby attractions: Make sure to visit the Hohenschwangau Castle, a few minutes away, and the Linderhof Castle, a 2-hour drive away, when visiting Neuschwanstein. All these palaces were commissioned by King Ludwig II and reflect his lavish lifestyle. 
  • Respect photography rules: You cannot click pictures of the interiors of the Neuschwanstein Castle. However, bring a camera to click pictures of the gardens and the magnificent castle exterior. Visit the nearby Marienbrucke for stunning views of the castle.
  • Avoid large backpacks: Do not bring suitcases or large bags when visiting Neuschwanstein. If you do bring along large backpacks, you must drop them off at the cloakroom to roam the castle hands-free. 
  • Keep a few hours on hand: The Neuschwanstein Castle has several rooms filled with interesting artifacts. You need at least 4 to 5 hours, excluding transfers to roam the castle interiors and explore its grounds comfortably. 

Frequently asked questions about Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours

Can I book a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour?

Yes, we recommend you purchase Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours for a detailed tour of the castle premises. On a premium Neuschwanstein castle tour, an English-speaking guide will accompany you and take you through the several rooms and galleries inside the castle. You can also roam the castle grounds and visit the nearby Linderhof Castle, a short drive away. 

Do Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours include skip-the-line access?

Yes, premium guided tours of the Neuschwanstein Castle allow you priority access to the palace premises. You can tour the Neuschwanstein Castle interiors and grounds as well as enter the nearby Linderhof Castle and explore its premises. These castles reflect the extravagant tastes of the ‘Mad King’ Ludwig II.

How do I book a Neuschwanstein Castle tour?

It is best to purchase Neuschwanstein Castle tours online to save time and money. By booking tours online, you can reserve your spot in advance, avoid long lines, and ensure guaranteed access to the palace no matter the crowd on the day of your visit.

How much does a Neuschwanstein Castle tour cost?

The Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours range between €68 and €72. These tours include a detailed tour of the castle rooms and its grounds. They also include air-conditioned transfers from Munich, an English-speaking professional guide, multilingual audio guides, a photo stop at Oberammergau, and complimentary snacks.

What are the different types of Neuschwanstein Castle tours?

You can avail of 2 kinds of Neuschwanstein Castle tours- one including its rooms, galleries, and grottos, and another including its interiors as well as a tour of the castle grounds. If you have a full day on hand, choose Neuschwanstein tours including its grounds, for they are spread across a large area and offer stunning views of the castle. It is a nature lover’s paradise. If you are fascinated by King Ludwig II’s life and want to spend more time admiring the art of the castle, you can just choose a tour of its interiors.

What is included in a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour?

Most Neuschwanstein Castle tours include air-conditioned bus or train transfers from Munich, a detailed tour of the interiors and the castle grounds, and access to multilingual audio guides. You can also stop at Fussen or Oberammergau and take photos. Most tours also offer free Wi-Fi and complimentary snacks on board.

In what languages are Neuschwanstein guided tours available?

You can avail yourself of an English or Spanish-speaking professional tour guide when visiting Neuschwanstein. Premium guided tours of the castle include audio guides in Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, and more.

Are Neuschwanstein Castle tours worth it?

Yes, Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours are ideal for history buffs, travelers in a large group or with families, nature lovers, as well as solo travelers. These tours not only provide air-conditioned transfers in buses or trains from Munich to Hohenschwangau but also take you on a detailed journey through the castle’s many important rooms and artifacts. Since a professional guide accompanies you at all times, visitors in wheelchairs and solo travelers can easily navigate around. There are multilingual audio guides to ensure that there are no lingual barriers to understanding the castle’s history.

Can I cancel a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour?

If you cannot make it on the day of your visit, you can cancel your pre-booked tickets online. And, if you cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before your tour begins, you can enjoy a full refund on your purchase.

How long are Neuschwanstein Castle tours?

Most Neuschwanstein Castle tours include round-trip, air-conditioned transfers from Munich, an English-speaking guide, and multilingual audio guides. They take around 7 to 10 hours.

Are there discounted tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours?

Yes, if you book Neuschwanstein Castle guided tours online, you can avail yourself of discounted deals and combo offers. When booking tickets online, you can browse through a range of tours including transfers, a walk through the castle grounds, and multilingual audio guides, and choose the one that best suits your needs.