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Visit Linderhof Castle | Unveiling Bavaria’s royal past

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Tickets to Neuschwanstein Castle with Audio Guide

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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.

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

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  • 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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From Munich: Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castle Day trip

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  • Take a fascinating tour of the breathtaking castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein from Munich and learn more about Bavarian history and landscapes.
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach from Munich to King Ludwig II's favorite castle Linderhof to explore the landscape, enjoy coffee, or marvel at the beauty of it.
  • This optional live guided tour in English takes you through the picturesque village of Oberammergau and stops at Hohenschwangau where you can try Bavarian cuisine.
  • After a scrumptious lunch, proceed to your next stop, the 'fairytale castle'- Neuschwanstein, and learn about its history on the audio guide, available in different languages.
  • The skip-the-line tickets are pre-reserved and must be bought on the bus in the morning.

Inclusions

  • 10.5-hours day trip to the Linderhof and Neuschwanstein castles from Munich
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking live guide on coach
  • Audio guide in different languages for Neuschwanstein
  • Headphones for audio guide (if available)
  • Entry tickets to both the castles (optional)
  • English guided tour of the castles (optional)

Exclusions

  • Fee for the guided tours at the castles ( approx. 33 Euro per adult, 5 Euro per child until 17 years),
  • No hotel transfers
  • Tip: Please carry cash to buy entry tickets to both palaces as cards are not accepted.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at 8:45am.
  • The language selection refers to Neuschwanstein Castle. The audio guide for Neuschwanstein is available in English, German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and French. The tour itself takes place in English live!
  • This tour is not wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • Infant seats are unavailable.
  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Linderhof Castle, Bavaria's intimate gem

Nestled amidst the Bavarian mountains, Linderhof Palace might be King Ludwig II's smallest creation, but its charm is undeniable. Built as a retreat, the architecture reflects French grandeur, with a hint of the king's theatrical flair. Step into a world of Rococo extravagance, where gilded furniture and mirrored halls whisper of a bygone era. Linderhof offers a glimpse into Ludwig's private sanctuary, unlike the sprawling Neuschwanstein. This intimate palace is a must-visit for history buffs and anyone seeking a fairytale escape.

Why visit the Linderhof Castle?

Why visit the Linderhof Castle?

Plan your visit to Linderhof Castle

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Getting there
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Address: Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal, Germany
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  • By train: Take a train from the Munich Airport Terminal Station (located beneath the main terminal building) to Munich Hauptbahnhof (Munich Central Station). From there, catch a regional train to Oberau.  A bus (RVO 9606) will then take you from Oberau to Linderhof Palace.
  • By bus: Catch a FlixBus from Munich Central Bus Station (located outside the main train station) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From there, take a regional bus (RVO 9606 or 9622) to Linderhof Palace.
  • By car: Renting a car from Munich Airport gives you the most flexibility for your trip. The drive to Linderhof Castle takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The most scenic route is via the A95 Autobahn, which offers stunning mountain views.

Who built the Linderhof Castle?

King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the famed "Fairytale King," commissioned Linderhof Castle in the late 19th century. Unlike his other grand pronouncements, Linderhof wasn't meant to impress. It was a refuge, a place for the king to indulge his artistic fantasies and escape the pressures of court life. The castle exhibits Ludwig's theatrical flair and his love of French culture, drawing inspiration from French châteaux. This intimate retreat became his sanctuary, a place to live out his artistic desires in a breathtaking Bavarian setting.

History of the Linderhof Castle

  • From modest beginnings to Royal Lodge (1869): Linderhof was founded as a simple forester's residence on land that belonged to the father of King Ludwig II. Recognizing its potential, Ludwig II ordered the house to be rebuilt as a "Royal Lodge" in 1869.
  • Expansion and refinement (1870-1874): The lodge underwent significant expansion throughout the early 1870s. New wings were added, a wooden staircase was constructed, and plans were drawn to transform the original wooden structure into a grand stone palace. By 1874, the exterior of the palace was largely complete, with a cross-shaped complex of new roofs.
  • Shifting the lodge and southern expansion (1874): In an interesting twist, the original "Royal Lodge" was relocated in 1874 to make way for a new southern tract. This marked a significant shift in the layout of the palace complex.
  • Park finalization and bedroom expansion (1874-1886): While the exterior of the palace was finished by 1874, work continued on the surrounding park. The final plans for the park were submitted that same year. The final major addition to the palace itself came in 1885/1886 with the widening and extension of the king's bedroom. This expansion occurred shortly before King Ludwig II died in 1886.
  • Preserved legacy (1886-Present): Since Ludwig II's passing, Linderhof has been preserved as a monument to his reign. The castle offers a glimpse into the king's life and artistic vision, attracting visitors worldwide.

Linderhof Castle highlights

Opulent interiors
Linderhof Castle gardens
Linderhof Castle in Bavarian Alps

Frequently asked questions about Linderhof Castle

Why is the Linderhof Castle famous?

Linderhof Castle is famous for its intimacy, reflecting King Ludwig II's personality. It features extravagant interiors, beautiful gardens, and a serene mountain setting. Notably, it's the only castle completed during his reign.

Can I see Neuschwanstein from Linderhof Castle?

No, you cannot see Neuschwanstein Castle from Linderhof Castle. While both are in Bavaria, they are separated by a long distance and nestled in different mountains.

Do I need separate tickets to visit Linderhof Castle?

Depending on the kind of Neuschwanstein Castle ticket you purchase, you can step inside the Linderhof Castle and take a guided tour of its interiors or simply stroll on its grounds. All Neuschwanstein Castle includes access to the Linderhof Castle as well.

How far is Linderhof Castle from Neuschwanstein?

The distance between Linderhof Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle is approximately 130 kilometers (around 80 miles).

Who built the Linderhof Castle?

King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned Linderhof Castle in the late 19th century.

Why was the Linderhof Castle built?

Unlike his other grand pronouncements, Linderhof wasn't meant to impress. It was a refuge, a place for King Ludwig II to indulge his artistic fantasies and escape the pressures of court life. Inspired by French châteaux, the castle reflects Ludwig's theatrical flair and his admiration for French culture. Here, he could live out his dreams of grandeur in a more intimate setting.

When does the Linderhof Castle open?

The Linderhof Castle is open for tours during the spring and summer months, typically from April to mid-October. The exact opening and closing dates can vary slightly depending on weather conditions. During this period, the castle is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, with the last admission at 5:30 pm. It's recommended to plan your visit accordingly to ensure enough time to explore the castle and the surrounding grounds.

Where is the Linderhof Castle located?

Linderhof Castle is located in southwest Bavaria, Germany, near the village of Ettal. It is situated in the Graswang Valley within the Ammergau Alps, surrounded by picturesque forests and mountains.

How can I reach the Linderhof Castle on public transport?

Taking the train is the most convenient and scenic way to reach Linderhof Castle. Take the train from Munich Airport Terminal Station (below the main terminal building) to Munich Hauptbahnhof (Munich Central Station). After that, take a regional train to Oberau. While not the most picturesque option, taking the bus from Munich Airport to Linderhof Castle is the most cost-effective. To get to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, take the FlixBus from Munich Central Bus Station (located outside the main station). Then you can take a regional bus (RVO 9606 or 9622) to Linderhof Palace.