Only few kilometres far from the Tyrolean border, near Füssen in South Bavaria, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II rises.
In Pinswang, in the Tyrolean Lechtal valley, the Fürstenstraße starts. It is a hiking path which proceeds to the Alpsee lake and to Hohenschwangau in the south of Bavaria. Here, in Hohenschwangau near Füssen, the world-famous Bavarian royal castles are located: Hohenschwangau Castle with the museum of the Bavarian kings straight on the waterfront of the Alpsee lake and Neuschwanstein Castle (30-minutes walk).
The white building with its delicate turrets and gables seems to grow out of the forest and reminds of the fairytales in childhood. The castle 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 Neuschwanstein Castle was called 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, and 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.
€ 13.00 adults
€ 12.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 12.00 students, seniors 65+, severely disabled persons
free admission under 18 years
€ 26.00 combined ticket "King Ludwig II's palaces"
(1x admission to Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee within 6 months)