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schloss neuschwanstein burg

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

  • Sat 25 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 26 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 27 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 28 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 09:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (23/03/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • 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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 15/10/2024)

  • 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 2024 (03/10/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Late autumn 2024 (16/10/2024 - 01/12/2024)

  • 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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Admission

guided tour to Neuschwanstein Castle (approx. 30 minutes):
€ 18.00 adults
€ 17.00 seniors 65+
€ 17.00 students
€ 17.00 groups (15 and more persons)

free for children and young people under 18 years

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King's Ticket (Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau):
€ 38.00 adults
€ 34.00 seniors 65+
€ 34.00 students
€ 34.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 11.00 children and young people (7-17 years)

free for children under 7 years

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Prince's Ticket (Neuschwanstein and Museum of the Bavarian Kings):
€ 30.00 adults
€ 28.00 seniors 65+
€ 28.00 students
€ 28.00 groups (15 and more persons)

free for children and young people under 18 years

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Swan's Ticket (Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and Museum):
€ 50.00 adults
€ 45.00 seniors 65+
€ 45.00 students
€ 45.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 11.00 children and young people (7-17 years)

free for children under 7 years

discount with the East Allgaeu Card
discount with the King's Card

€ 2.50 processing fee per ticket and person

More information

Neuschwanstein Castle stays open every day all year round, except on December 24, 25, 31 and the 1st of January, and is accessible only during a guided tour: ticket reservation on shop.ticket-center-hohenschwangau.de/ strongly recommended.

Children need a free ticket (€ 2.50 processing fee). Hohenschwangau Castle has the same opening hours, the Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Schwangau stay open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.

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