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Guided Tour of Hohenschwangau Castle with Audio Guide

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45 mins
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Guided tour

Spend a day exploring and learning about the neo-Gothic castle of Hohenschwangau, built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, with a German or English-speaking guide.


  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Hohenschwangau Castle and learn about its history and origin through a multilingual audio guide.

  • Admire the beauty of this neo-Gothic castle built by crown prince Maximilian of Bavaria in the 19th century as a romantic summer and hunting residence.

  • Notice how the castle’s interior walls and ceilings depict German and Bavarian history with magnificent Gothic decorations.

  • Walk through the castle’s gardens with a swan fountain surrounded by multi-layered circular bushes.

  • Did you know? The square piano engraved in a maple tree was used by Richard Wagner, a famous German composer, for many private concerts for a single audience member, Ludwig II.


  • Guided tour of Hohenschwangau Castle

  • English-speaking guide (optional)

  • German-speaking guide (optional)

  • Audio guide in 12 languages

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Enchanting Exteriors

Drive through the Bavarian countryside as you approach the range of the Alps and can see the towers of Hohenschwangau. Soon, arrive at Hohenschwangau village which is the starting point for Hohenschwangau Castle. Meet your guide and walk towards the entrance of this Neo-Gothic castle built by the then-Bavarian ruler, King Maximilian II. The yellow walls and traditional medieval design of the exterior immediately grab your attention. Your guide will tell you how the design of the castle is in Biedermeier style and contains more than 90 murals by German history painters such as Moritz von Schwind and Ludwig Lindenschmit.

Inside the Hohenschwangau Castle

As soon as you step in, Hohenschwangau Castle’s interior walls and ceilings with frescoes and carvings depict German and Bavarian history. Every room you enter is finished and well-managed with Gothic decorations, especially the oriental room and hall of heroes and knights. Hear more about the history and importance of each room through an audio guide in 12 languages.

Gardens of Hohenschwangau Castle

As much as you will love the interiors of this magnificent castle, the gardens will also enrapture your hearts with the same charm. The eye-catching swan fountain with multi-layered circular bushes highlights the gardens. Enjoy the views of Lake Alpsee from here and use this time to visit the Chapel of Christ the King accompanied by your guide, a short walk down the castle walls. The chapel has stained glass windows depicting scenes from the life of King Ludwig II.

Important Information

  • The audio guide is available in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean.

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes.


  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Ticket-Center Hohenschwangau.

  • Address: Alpseestraße 12, 87645 Schwangau, Germany.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Neuschwanstein Castles, Schwangau. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 72,73,78 to get you there.

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