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How to get to Neuschwanstein Castle? | Location & Directions

Where is Neuschwanstein Castle located?

Getting to Neuschwanstein Castle by public transport

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Getting to Neuschwanstein Castle by car

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From Munich

There are three main routes to take from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle, with each taking approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

  • Via A95: This is the most popular route and offers scenic views, going through the Wolfratshausen-Farchach forest. Take the A95 motorway south towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Follow the A95 for about 80 kilometers until the exit sign for Schwangau. Take the Schwangau exit and follow the signs to Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • Via A952: This route is slightly shorter in distance but may involve more traffic lights and roundabouts. Take the A952 motorway south towards Schaftlarn. Follow the A952 for about 65 kilometers until the exit sign for Schwangau.
  • Via A8 and A96: This route is a scenic option, offering a glimpse of the beautiful Bavarian countryside. However, it is the longest route and may take slightly longer. Take the A8 motorway south towards Salzburg. Follow the A96 for about 60 kilometers until Exit 18- Marktoberdorf. Then, take the B16 south towards Fussen.

The Neuschwanstein Castle premises do not have a parking lot of its own, however, you can park your car at the nearby Hohenschwangau village.

  • P1 (Royal Castle): This parking lot is located closest to the castle, next to the information desk. It's the most convenient option but also fills up the fastest, especially during peak season.
  • P3: Situated next to Alpseestraße, this parking lot offers a slightly less crowded option compared to P1. The walk to the castle from here is a bit steeper than from P1.
  • P4 (Alpsee): This parking lot is located furthest from the castle, next to the Alpsee lake. It's a good choice if the closer lots are full, but keep in mind the longer walk or shuttle bus ride required.
  • P7: This parking lot is located further down the mountain in the village of Hohenschwangau. It's a good alternative if the other car parks are full. The shuttle buses connect P7 to the starting point of the path leading up to the castle.

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What Are the best ways to get to Neuschwanstein Castle?

  • In terms of convenience: Travelling by car is one of the most convenient options. It allows you to travel at your own pace and sightsee the surrounding areas.
  • In terms of expense: The most inexpensive option is taking a bus, which offers direct services from Munich and Fussen to Neuschwanstein Castle. This can be cost-effective, especially if travelling solo or on a budget.
  • In terms of efficiency: Getting on a train to Füssen station and then travelling via taxi or bus to reach the castle entrance may be the most efficient, reliable and comfortable option.



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Frequently asked questions about Neuschwanstein Castle's location

What is the Neuschwanstein Castle location?

The Neuschwanstein Castle is nestled in the Bavarian Alps, right above the quaint village of Hohenschwangau, close to the town of Fussen.

What is the Neuschwanstein Castle address?

The Neuschwanstein Castle's exact address is Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany. It is situated near the village of Hohenschwangau, close to the town of Fussen.

How do I get to Neuschwanstein Castle?

If you are on a budget, you can take a train from Munich to Fussen. From there, get a Flixbus and reach Hohenschwangau. You have to walk or take a shuttle bus from there. You can also take a car and travel from any part of Germany to Schwangau via A95 or A952 Autobahn.

What is the cheapest way to get to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The cheapest way to get to Neuschwanstein Castle is via bus or train. You can get a train from Munich to Fussen. From Fussen, you need a Flixbus to reach the village of Hohenschwangau.

Which is the closest bus stop to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The closest bus stop to Neuschwanstein Castle is the Schloss Neuschwanstein bus depot at Alpseestrasse. Buses coming from Munich halt at this depot.

Which is the closest train stop to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The closest train station to Neuschwanstein Castle is Fussen. You have to get a Flixbus or hire a taxi from Fussen to reach Hohenschwangau village.

Can I park at Neuschwanstein Castle?

Yes, while Neuschwanstein Castle does not have parking facilities inside the premises, you can travel to the castle in your car and park it at any of the spots at Parksplatz, near Alpseestrasee.

Can I walk to Neuschwanstein Castle?

You can walk from Hohenschwangau village to Neuschwanstein Castle, but it is a significant uphill hike and can take around 30 to 45 minutes to complete the 1.6-kilometer distance.