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Neuschwanstein Castle

Only few kilometres from the Tyrolean border, the fairytale and world-famous castle of King Ludwig II rises.

In Pinswang in the Lechtal valley, the Fürstenstrasse (Princes' Road) starts. It is a hiking path which proceeds to Lake Alpsee and to Hohenschwangau in the south of Bavaria. There, the world-famous Bavarian royal castles are located: Hohenschwangau Castle with the Museum of the Bavarian Kings straight on the waterfront of the lake, and - a 30-minutes walk away - Neuschwanstein Castle. Only 2 km beeline separate the castles from the border.

The white building of Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein) with its delicate turrets and gables seems to grow out of the forest and reminds of the fairytales in childhood. It was planned at the desire of Ludwig II Otto Friedrich Wilhelm von Wittelsbach, King of Bavaria. He wanted to create a private haven in form of an idealised knight’s castle. Unfortunately, he died before the completion of the New Hohenschwangau Castle, as it was called back then.

Today, Neuschwanstein Castle is considered a main work of historicism. Together with the other castles of King Ludwig II - Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee - it has been listed as an World Heritage site. It has 200 different rooms, a part of the innards can be visited within a guided tour. It is a global symbol for the Romantic period and inspired artists such as Andy Warhol. Even a meteorite which partly hit the area in 2002, was named after Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Opening times

  • Wed 08 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 09 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 11 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 12 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 13 Feb 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 14 Feb 10:00 - 16:00

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Winter 2023 (01/09/2023 - 03/31/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Spring 2023 (04/01/2023 - 06/11/2023)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Good Friday 2023 (04/07/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Ascension Day 2023 (05/18/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Corpus Christi 2023 (06/08/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Summer 2023 (06/12/2023 - 09/10/2023)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2023 (09/11/2023 - 10/15/2023)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

German National Day 2023 (10/03/2023) 09:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 15.00 adults
€ 14.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 14.00 students
€ 14.00 seniors 65+

free for children and young people under 18 years

combined ticket "Royal Palaces":
€ 31.00 per person

More information

Accessible only during a guided tour (approx. 30 minutes): online ticket reservation recommended. Children need a free ticket (please note that there's a online booking fee of € 2.50).

The combined ticket "Royal Palaces" includes one-time entrance to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Castle and Herrenchiemsee Castle (within 6 months).

Neuschwanstein Castle stays open all year round.

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