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The Best Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Munich 2023

from: €64
10.5 hours
Live tour guide

Step into a real-life fairytale by going on a Neuschwanstein Castle Tour!

Discover the spectacular Neuschwanstein royal castle that was dreamt up by the mad ruler – King Ludwig II. Explore the beautifully decorated interior of the castle and wander around the alpine forest surrounding the castle grounds. A guided tour of the Neuschwanstein castle will increase your experience and provide you with the most exciting stories about the castle and how it was created.


Neuschwanstein Castle Tour

Embark on an enchanting journey to the extraordinary Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles, where fairytales come to life! Delve into the serene Bavarian countryside and discover the castle that inspired Disney's Sleeping Beauty, immersing yourself in a world of lavishness crafted by the deep pockets and subtle struggles of King Ludwig II. Setting off from downtown Munich, prepare for a doubleheader of castle marvels that defy imagination, yet are undeniably real!

Stroll through rolling meadows and expansive valleys to behold the refined splendor of Linderhof Palace. With its opulent Baroque architecture and meticulously manicured gardens, this Rococo gem, inspired by the Palace of Versailles, exudes an undeniable allure.

Finish this unforgettable tour by visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle, which will transport you to the very essence of the Mad King's predilection for grand opulence. Words cannot fully capture its magnificence; it is an architectural gem that evokes an almost mystical aura, enchanting you with each and every glance. Prepare to be mesmerized, not just once, but repeatedly!

  • Guided day tour from Munich in an air-conditioned coach
  • Live tour guide (English, German)
  • Short visit of Oberammergau
  • Guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Visit to the Palace of Linderhof
  • Audio guide in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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  • Entrance fees to the Linderhof & Neuschwanstein castles (€30 for adults and young adults, €8 for children)
  • Food and drinks
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Meeting Point

The tour meeting point is at the address Karlsplatz (Stachus), 80335, Munich.


Embark on a guided day trip from central Munich to the majestic Bavarian countryside and explore two of the world's most grandiose castles.


Explore the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, a mind-blowing architectural wonder, inspired by Wagner's fairytale operas.


Witness the exquisite Rococo architecture displayed at Linderhof Palace, a modest tribute by King Ludwig II to the grandeur of Versailles.

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Why should you visit Neuschwanstein Castle?

Situated on the foothills of the Alps in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle is an architectural wonder which lures hundreds of travelers annually from all around the world. With its unique blend of history, artistry, and natural splendor, it is no wonder why everyone wants to visit this site, and here are the reasons why you should too!

First of all, Neuschwanstein Castle is a testament to architectural brilliance. Its marvelous design, characterized by soaring towers, delicate spires, and ornate facades, transports visitors into a realm of fantasy and wonder. Every nook and cranny of this beautiful castle is adorned with intricate details, reflecting the lavish tastes of Mad King Ludwig II, who sought to create a dreamlike retreat inspired by fairy tales and mythology.

Besides its architectural grandeur, Neuschwanstein Castle offers a complete insight into the intriguing life of King Ludwig II. As you explore the opulent interiors, you’ll uncover the monarch’s eccentric vision and his love for art, literature, and music. Each room exudes a sense of opulence and splendor, from the majestic Throne Room to the exquisite Singers’ Hall, leaving visitors marveling at the king’s imagination and quest for a romantic ideal.

Moreover, the castle’s idyllic location amidst the stunning Bavarian landscape adds to its allure. It is surrounded by green meadows, crystal-clear lakes, and huge mountains, which makes a picturesque backdrop that seems straight out of a fairy tale book. Whether you’re gazing at the castle from Marienbrücke, a nearby bridge offering panoramic views, or embarking on a hike through the surrounding trails, the area’s natural beauty only enhances the castle’s magic.

Trust us, if you would like an experience combining architectural marvel, historical significance, natural beauty, and a touch of whimsical enchantment, visiting Neuschwanstein Castle is simply a must-do!

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All you have to do is secure your spot by booking it right away!

Good to know before you go

  • Show your ticket at the departure point to be scanned so you can enter the bus.
  • The bus departs from the bus stop Karlsplatz (Stachus) on Sonnenstraße.
  • Look for the sign of the tour provider Autobus Oberbayern, which is also shown on the tour bus.
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before departure. The tour starts at 08:30. But please keep in mind that the seats are given on a first-come.
  • Please note that the rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.
  • There are on-site toilets at Neuschwanstein.
  • You are not allowed to take pictures inside of the Neuschwanstein castle.
  • Explore the village of Schwangau beneath the Neuschwanstein castle
  • Don’t miss out on the view from the Marienbrucke.
  • Plan ahead! We highly advise you to book your Neuschwanstein tour in advance and online to avoid waiting around in queues.
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FAQ – Munich Castle Neuschwanstein Tour

How long do you need to tour Neuschwanstein Castle?

The tour of the Neuschwanstein castle is about 35-minutes long. But feel free to explore the castle grounds and the forest surroundings of Neuschwanstein once you’re finished with the tour of the castle. Also, don’t miss out on the view from Marienbrucke – the most beautiful viewpoint of the Neuschwanstein castle.

When can I book a Neuschwanstein castle tour?

You can book a Neuschwanstein tour every day of the year. Except on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December, and 1st of January when the castle is closed. Also, keep in mind that there are predetermined time slots for the castle tours. So make sure you double-check the availability for your desired time of visit.

Can you tour the Neuschwanstein castle on your own?

No, unfortunately, you can’t tour the Neuschwanstein castle on your own. You can go inside of the castle only on a guided tour.

Can you walk around Neuschwanstein castle without a ticket?

If you want to go inside the Neuschwanstein or Hohenschwangau castles you will have to pay entrance fees in order to get in. So you actually can not walk around the Schloss Neuschwanstein without an admission ticket or a booked tour. You can buy entrance tickets on-site, but we do recommend you book your skip-the-line ticket in advance. It’s important to note that Neuschwanstein Castle Tickets also include a tour of Castle Neuschwanstein.

Is the Neuschwanstein Castle tour worth it?

The Neuschwanstein Castle tour is undoubtedly worth your time and money. This fairy tale castle is an amazing sight to see. Located in Germany, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Bavarian countryside the castle is simply breathtaking with its fairytale-like architecture and rich history making it a world-known historical monument built by the eccentric King Ludwig II. While you’re there make sure to visit the nearby Linderhof palace and the Hohenschwangau castle. Make the best out of your precious vacation time by visiting the best vantage points and making a photo stop at Mary’s Bridge for the most stunning view of Neuschwanstein.
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Uncover the beauty of the scenic German countryside – visit Neuschwanstein castle and Linderhof Palace!

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Well worth your time & money!

This was a fantastic Munich to Neuschwanstein castle full day tour! This famous fairytale castle is even more beautiful in person than in the photos! Our tour guide, Jeff, was fantastic and very knowledgeable of the area. Very well organized tour that I highly recommend everyone to book!


Charming tour of Linderhof & Neuschwanstein Castle!

I highly recommend you visit Linderhof castle and the idyllic Neuschwanstein castle if you're ever in Germany. This french rococo style castle was built by the Bavarian King Ludwig II and it was beautiful. We also visited the charming village nearby. The whole tour of these two dream castles felt like a real-life fairy tale.


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