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Hohenschwangau Castle
Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle

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Alpseestraße 12 Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany, 87645

The Basics

Day trips to the Hohenschwangau Castle often head out from Munich and include round-trip transportation and visits to other popular area attractions such as the Neuschwanstein Castle, Lake Alpsee, or the village of Schwangau.

Hohenschwangau Castle can only be visited on a guided tour at specific admission times. Book tours ahead of time to save time in line and be guaranteed your preferred time slot. Several hiking trails head out from Hohenschwangau and are worth exploring for excellent views of the castles.

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Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
$449.47 per adult
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Perfect Day
Amazing personalised with guide Stefan. Took great care of the family. Was a perfect day for all. Very happy
Dom_B, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bavaria

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Amazing day at Bavaria !!
Mario_A, Sep 2021
Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
Amazing Day Trip !! Armin our tour guide was beyond our expectation . Picked up at our hotel on time on a Mercedes Van very nice and comfortable . Armin really made us feel comfortable and took us to amazing places a glimpse of lake Starnbergh , Amazing baroque church at Rottenbuch , Incredible Neuschwanstein Castle , Oberammergau , a truly local nice place for lunch in Ettal and beautiful Castle Linderhof to end the day . Wish I could give more than five stars . 100% recommended .
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Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Innsbruck
AmlanSengupta, Aug 2021
Private Full-Day Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle from Innsbruck
Anna and Marin were amazing. It felt like we weren't on a trip with tour guides but we're travelling with actual good friends. They bonded well not just with us but also with our little daughters. They were very knowledgeable and gave us many tips which made our tour very memorable. I would definitely recommend them to our friends.
star-5
Great overall experience
Christy_H, Jul 2021
Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
Stephan was great! Full of interesting information and extra insights. He included extra stops that added a lot to the experience. A great way to experience Bavaria.
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Neuschwanstein castle
Jpolleck, Jul 2018
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
The castle was great but there is a lot of repair work going on on one end. There are lots and lots of steps so be prepared. When I planned my trip to Germany this was at the top of my list and it did not disappoint.
star-5
Our guide Philip was highly...
Paul M, Oct 2017
Private Castle Tour from Munich: Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof
Our guide Philip was highly attentive and a real professional when it came to navigating the tours. I highly recommend the convenience an privacy this tour offers.
star-5
Stephen was pleasant and courteous...
Lauren S, Aug 2017
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
Stephen was pleasant and courteous. He met us at our hotel as planned. He talked about the castles and some of the lesser known facts about the King Ludwig II while en route. The tour of the countryside was very pleasant. Our tickets for the castle tours were ready for us when we got there. Stephen very carefully recommended the best routes for our group to get from one location to another. We had plenty of time to explore in addition to the tour.
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This tour was amazing and made even...
Oliver N, Feb 2018
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
This tour was amazing and made even better by Lars! He was friendly yet professional and shared his enviably knowledge of not only the castles but Munich with us. Nothing was too much trouble and he went out of his way to ensure we had the best time, including lending us gloves! Highly recommended.
star-5
I can't say enough about this tour...
Denise E, Dec 2017
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
I can't say enough about this tour! It was the best tour of my European trip! My tour guide, Stephen was amazing and customized my tour with a short stop in Oberammergau. On the drive he enlightened me with the life story of King Ludwig II. He was very knowledgeable of the area and it's history. His English was excellent. This was not a cheap tour but the individual attention made it worth every penny.
star-5
Karl was a good guide. The castles...
aeonflux, Mar 2015
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
Karl was a good guide. The castles are suitably incredible. Karl worked as a "fixer" on a number of occasions, navigating our way with ease. It's good to be with somebody who knows everyone there. Visiting this place could be a nightmare without a guide on a busy day, think about a personalized tour
star-4
Karl was an excellent driver and...
Janice B, Apr 2015
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
Karl was an excellent driver and guide. Even provided us with umbrellas in the steady rain. Explained to us how to wait for the horse and carriage and how much time to allow to get up to the castles for the scheduled tours. This information did not seem to be widely available to people buying individual tour tickets. Only drawback was that the planned cafe for a stop was not open so Karl took us to a nearby town for some unplanned time which was nice.
star-5
I am very happy with the tour. The...
Ma Dolores C, Jul 2015
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
I am very happy with the tour. The guide was punctual and nice. He clearly explained the tour to me as well as provided me with an overall view of the castles, their history and surrounding areas. His Spanish was very good. His suggestions about restaurants were helpful and good
star-5
My family and I loved this tour. Our...
Felicity C, Jun 2015
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
My family and I loved this tour. Our tour guide was phenomenal. He was super professional and gracious. He took us to a non-touristy lunch spot where we could really experience the local cuisine. He went out of his way to make us comfortable and even bought my dad an ice cream when he discovered how much my dad loves ice cream. The castle tours were terrific. If I could give this tour six stars - I would. !!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles are among the top tourist attractions in Bavaria.
  • Save money by booking a combo tour of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles.
  • Wear comfortable shoes; it is about a 20-minute walk from the ticket office to the castle.
  • Hohenschwangau Castle is not wheelchair accessible; stairs must be ascended during castle tours.
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How to Get There

Hohenschwangau Castle is located in southern Germany in the village of the same name. The castle is about 68 miles (110 kilometers) southeast of Munich near the Austrian border. The best way to reach the castle from Munich is via train to the nearby town of Fussen where you can then board a bus to Hohenschwangau. Opting for a private or small-group tour by bus or private transport will save you travel time.

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When to Get There

Hohenschwangau Castle is open daily from 7:30am to 5:00pm during the summer months and from 8:30am to 3:00pm from mid-October through March. It’s best to reserve tickets in advance since tours can sell out during the summer months and holiday season. The castle can only be visited during the reserved admission time.

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Wildcard

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle This late 19th-century Romanesque Revival style castle was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle and is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. Like the Hohenschwangau Castle, the Neuschwanstein can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Visiting the castle is extremely popular so advanced reservation during the busy summer season is an absolute must.

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