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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

  • Mon 20 Sep 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 21 Sep 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 22 Sep 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 23 Sep 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 24 Sep 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 25 Sep 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 26 Sep 09:00 - 18:00

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Summer 2021 (06/01/2021 - 10/15/2021)

  • 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

Winter 2021-22 (10/16/2021 - 03/31/2022)

  • 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

Christmas Eve (12/24/2021) closed

Christmas (12/25/2021) closed

New Year's Eve (12/31/2021) closed

New Year (01/01/2022) closed

Admission

admission - summer 2021:
€ 13.00 adults
€ 12.00 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 12.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 12.00 severely disabled persons

admission - winter 2021-22:
€ 15.00 adults
€ 14.00 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 14.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 14.00 severely disabled persons

free for children and young people under 18 years

combined ticket "King Ludwig II's palaces":
(1x Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee)
€ 26.00 per person (validity of 6 months)

More information

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

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