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Visit the castle that inspired many Disney movies — Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled atop the hills of Bavaria. Book Neuschwanstein Castle tickets and tours to enjoy a day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle, the neighboring Linderhof Royal Castle, and the scenic town of Oberammergau.
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Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets Guide

Neuschwanstein Castle, also called New Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig Castle, and the Bavarian castle is an iconic palace sitting atop a rock ledge overlooking the German Alps. King Ludwig II, famously known as ‘Mad King Ludwig’ of Bavaria, ordered its construction in Romanesque Revival architecture in 1869. Since then, it has captivated millions of visitors each year. 
The castle is so dream-like that it has inspired many Disney fairy tales, and is actually the official logo of the entertainment company. Neuschwanstein Castle tickets are necessary if you wish to visit this fairytale castle. Here is everything you need to know before booking your ticket — picking the right tickets, discounts, timings, getting there, and more.

All Your Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets & Tour Options

With Neuschwanstein Castle being an iconic landmark in Bavaria and getting over 6000 visitors every day, booking your tour in advance is a top priority. There are two types of tours you can opt for: a guided tour or a combo tour. 
Guided tours are best suited for those on a budget and are on limited time. An expert guide will give a detailed tour of the castle and provide trivia along the way. Combo tours are for those who want to explore more landmarks in the region along with Neuschwanstein Castle. 

Guided Tours

Combo Tours

Guided tours provide round-trip transportation from central Munich with a knowledgeable guide on board. Explore enigmatic surroundings at the foot of the Bavarian Alps with magnificent views after a two-hour tour of the castle. An added benefit of opting for a guided tour is that it includes skip-the-line entry, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines and save time.

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These guided tours include transfers from Munich by bus or train, a skilled bilingual speaking guide, and a skip-the-line entry to the castle's prime view spots. It makes for a perfect day trip to Bavaria and back in 9 hours.
Visit more in Bavaria beyond Neuschwanstein Castle — Oberammergau, a picturesque village at the base of the magnificent Bavarian Alps, and Linderhof, the castle built by King Ludwig in Classicalism and Baroque style. Opting for a combo tour allows you to experience round-trip travel from central Munich in a comfortable coach with a knowledgeable guide whose comments will give you intriguing insights into the best attractions in Bavaria. 

Recommended Experiences

Take a tour of the Neuschwanstein castle, King Ludwig's Versailles-inspired castle - Linderhof, and the scenic town of Oberammergau from Munich. Travel in an air-conditioned coach along with an expert guide, proficient in English and German. 

Which Neuschwanstein Castle Tour Should You Go For?

If you want in-depth insight into the castle

A guided tour is the best way to explore Neuschwanstein Castle and its surroundings from Munich on a budget. You also enjoy skip-the-line entry with your guided tour.

If you want to explore more in Bavaria 

Combo tours offer a round trip to not just Neuschwanstein Castle, but also King Ludwig's Versailles-inspired castle, and the scenic town of Oberammergau from Munich. It is the best way to explore all the top landmarks in Bavaria within a day.

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Combo tickets help you cut costs, save time and see more with just one ticket. Enjoy attractions like Infinity des Lumières along with your standard access to the Sky Views Observatory.

Neuschwanstein Castle Ticket & Tour Offers

Discounted Tickets

Infants under 5 years of age, children between the ages of 6-13, and students with valid ID can enjoy discounted Neuschwanstein Castle tickets.

Cashbacks 

Headout offers up to 5% cashback on all Neuschwanstein Castle tours.

Plan Your Visit To Neuschwanstein Castle

Opening Hours

Getting There

Guidelines/Facilities

What are Neuschwanstein Castle’s hours? 
The timings of the castle are as follows:
Summer (1 April  2022 to 15 October 2022) - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Winter (16 October 2022 to 31 March 2022)  - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
When is Neuschwanstein Castle closed?
The castle is closed on 1 January and 24, 25, and 31 December each year.
What is the best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle?
Although the Neuschwanstein Castle presents itself in a dream-like fantasy during the winters, heavy snowfall may cause early closures. Summers on the other hand provide a pleasant tour of the castle and its surroundings, although crowded. The best time of the day to visit is during the early opening hours before tourist crowds come flocking.
How long is a Neuschwanstein Castle tour?
You can expect to spend between four and five hours touring the Bavarian castle.
Where is the Neuschwanstein Castle located?
The castle is located in Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany. 
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How do I get from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle?
You have a few transport options: a bus, a train, a tour, or a rental car. If you own a car, a drive is preferred. The best public transport option is the bus since it takes the least time and costs less.
Can I take the metro/train from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle?
Train travel from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle is simple because there are direct trains to Füssen from Munich Central Station every hour. Board the BRB RB68 (62706) from Munich München Hauptbahnhof and alight in Füssen. From there, you can take a taxi to reach the castle in 10 minutes.
Can I take the bus from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle?
A shuttle bus to Füssen Pulverturm is the quickest way to Neuschwanstein castle. From München Hauptbahnhof take bus number 78 and walk 10 minutes to the castle.
Are return transfers included in a Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle tour? 
Yes, return transfers. You would travel on an air-conditioned coach from a common pick-up point in Munch and would be dropped back after the tour.
Is Neuschwanstein Castle wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the castle and its grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Is a storage facility available at Neuschwanstein Castle?
No luggage is permitted inside the castle. It is advised to leave bags in the car or bus.
Is photography permitted at Neuschwanstein Castle?
The Neuschwanstein Castle prohibits photography and videography of the interiors. However, you are permitted to take photos of the exteriors.
Are any dining facilities available at Neuschwanstein Castle?
There are two amazing cafes located in and around the castle grounds — Cafe Bistro and Schlossrestaurant Neuschwanstein.

What To See On A Neuschwanstein Castle Tour?

The Castle boasts many fascinating attractions — the flamboyant Throne Hall, the Royal Lodging, the cutting-edge technology used ahead of time, and more. Murals throughout the castle tell tales of love, guilt, and redemption. Every location has something special to view that will amaze and enchant you.

Neuschwanstein Castle in Winter   

A wintry landscape, frozen waterfalls, and horse-drawn carriages serve as your guide as you make your way up to Neuschwanstein. Views of snow-covered meadows and frozen lakes beneath the Alps can be seen while visiting Neuschwanstein in the winter. 
With gluwein and good food, the small settlement beneath the Alps turns into a winter wonderland.

Castle That Inspired Disney 

The wonderful Walt Disney Company logo was created after Disney was inspired by the magnificent Neuschwanstein castle. The castle in Sleeping Beauty was based on this one. In addition, Hong Kong Disneyland Disneyland also has a replica of the castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle Architecture  (exteriors) 

The Gothic, Romanesque, and Byzantine architectural styles are all present in Neuschwanstein Castle. An idealized representation of a medieval castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II, sometimes known as the "Fairy Tale King." 
Despite how it seems like a traditional castle, it was built for aesthetic value rather than for defense. a combination of various architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, etc. Romanticism had a strong influence on it in its "purer forms”.

Equipment and modern technology 

King Ludwig II demanded that there be a central heating system, telephone lines, and other modern equipment installed in his castle. The royal residence had central heating that heated the rooms with hot air. There was running water, including hot and cold water in the kitchen. The toilets flushed on their own.
The king used an electric call system to summon servants. There was an elevator provided so that the food was easily received without carrying it up the steps.

Hall of the Singers

The Throne Hall was one of the most significant rooms in the castle, but one of the king's favorite constructions was the Singers' Hall. It combines the Festival Hall and the Singers' Hall, two historically significant Wartburg chambers, and takes up the entire fourth level in the eastern part of the Palas.

Ballroom 

The Hall of the Singers is the palace's largest room in terms of square footage, followed by the Throne Hall. The Ballroom and the Hall of the Singers, two Wartburg halls, were combined in their design. One of the king's favorite palace renovation projects featured motifs from Lohengrin and Parsifal.

Throne Hall

The throne hall, which is marvelously furnished in the neo-Byzantine style with a 4-meter-high brass chandelier, is without a doubt the most magnificent space. The throne although decorated with paintings and gold, is not present in the throne hall. This may be a sign of the absence of the visionary king who died before he could take control.

Royal Lodging

When the king was building the castle, there were to be elaborate apartments stocked with the finest furnishings, a music hall, and a sizable courtyard where people could take in the fresh mountain air. The royal residence has been a key draw for travelers from other regions.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures At Neuschwanstein Castle 

Some of the measures followed by the authorities post-pandemic include: 
  • Neuschwanstein Castle tickets must be purchased online and in advance.
  • The Neuschwanstein Castle only allows a certain number of visitors each day.
  • Visitors to Ludwig castle must wear FFP2 masks.
  • Visitors must keep a 1.5 m distance at all times, and refrain from forming groups and shaking hands.

Things To Do In Munich

Here are some of the other top things to do in Munich that you should add to your itinerary:

Nymphenburg Palace

One of Germany's largest and most significant works of garden art is the Nymphenburg Palace Park. The park's layout starts with a symmetrical French design, immediately below the beautiful grand staircase, and is modeled after the French gardens of Versailles Palace. With Nymphenburg Palace Munich tickets, explore the palace, ornately adorned interior, and charming tiny castles in the park.

SEA LIFE Munich 

The Munich Sea Life Center is one of Germany's biggest aquariums. The enormous marine turtle (the only one of its kind in Bavaria) is one of the key attractions of the aquarium. With a SEA LIFE Munich ticket, visitors can dive into the ocean depths in the tank, and explore the home of vibrant fish and impressive tropical sharks.

Dachau Concentration Camp

The Concentration Camp Memorial Site makes Dachau the epicenter of education and memory in Europe. Every year, more than 900,000 visitors from all around the world come here to absorb the historical lessons. Regularly scheduled historical events aid in preserving the memory of what transpired. A Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site tour is a great way to explore and learn about the other side of Germany’s past.

Oberammergau Day Trip

Located roughly 60 miles from Munich, Oberammergau is a lovely town, surrounded by grand mountains and charming meadows. It is famous for woodcarving art, and its 380-year-old tradition of Passion Plays. They are plays that portray the trial, suffering, and death of Jesus Christ. With a Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Royal Castle & Oberammergau tour, explore the nearby towns from Munich, and their historic landmarks.

Linderhof Palace 

Located in the southwest of Bavaria, the Linderhof Palace is the smallest castle built by King Ludwig. The castle is inspired by the Palace of Versailles, and draws similarities with its different spaces; gardens, bed chambers, dining rooms, the audience chamber, the tapestry chambers, and the Hall of Mirrors. With Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau & Linderhof Premium tour, you can explore the palace and its ground with the help of a professional guide.

Beer & Brewery Tours 

With a day excursion from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you may enjoy the best of both worlds—Bavarian beer and fantastical castles. Bavaria has a 1000-year-old beer tradition, and Starbierfest is a testament to that. Starbierfest, or the strong beer festival, is a celebration of the fermented and flavored malt that spans over a few weeks during March every year. If you happen to miss that, a Beer and Brewery tour can make up for the pints of Munich beer.

Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets & Tour FAQs

Are Neuschwanstein Castle tickets & tours available online now?

Yes, you can now book your tickets online. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to receive their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at Neuschwanstein Castle?

Some of the safety measures at the Castle include cashless and contactless payments, mandatory masks, social distancing, and the availability of sanitization stations at every corner.

What are the different Neuschwanstein Castle tour options available?

There are two types of tours you can opt for: a guided tour or a combo tour. Guided tours are best suited for those on a budget and limited time. An expert guide will give a detailed tour of the castle and provide trivia along the way, and you would also get skip-the-line entry with your tour. Combo tours are for those who want to explore more landmarks in the city along with Neuschwanstein Castle such as the town of Oberammergau and Linderhof Royal Castle.

Are guided Neuschwanstein Castle tours available?

Yes, a guided tour is the best way to explore Neuschwanstein Castle. You would be accompanied by an expert local guide who will regale you with fascinating stories, trivia, and tidbits from history about the castle.

Are discounts available on Neuschwanstein Castle tours and tickets?

Infants under 5 years of age, children between the ages of 6-13, and students with a valid ID can enjoy discounted Neuschwanstein Castle tickets. Headout offers up to 5% cashback on all Neuschwanstein Castle tours.

Do Neuschwanstein Castle tours include return transfers?

Yes, all tours include transfers from and to Munich in comfortable AC coaches.

What are Neuschwanstein Castle’s hours?

The timings of the castle are as follows:
Summer (1 April 2022 to 15 October 2022) - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Winter (16 October 2022 to 31 March 2022) - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

How do I get from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle?

The various transport options available are: 
By train: Board the BRB RB68 (62706) from Munich München Hauptbahnhof and alight in Füssen. From there, you can take a taxi to reach the castle in 10 minutes. 
By bus: A shuttle bus to Füssen Pulverturm is the quickest way to Neuschwanstein castle. From München Hauptbahnhof take bus number 78 and walk 10 minutes to the castle.
By car: Set your GPS to “Schloss Neuschwanstein” and follow the directions to reach the castle. 

When is the best time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

Although the Neuschwanstein Castle presents itself in a dream-like fantasy during the winters, the season is known for closing many landmarks due to heavy snowfall. Summers on the other hand provide a pleasant tour of the castle and its surroundings, although crowded. The best time of the day to visit is during the early opening hours before tourist crowds come flocking. 

Is Neuschwanstein Castle wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the castle and its grounds are wheelchair accessible.

Is photography allowed at Neuschwanstein Castle?

The Neuschwanstein Castle prohibits photography and videography of the interiors. However, you are permitted to take photos of the exteriors.
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