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Fairytale Castle: Private Full-day Excursion to Neuschwanstein Palace

Be transported to a world of myth and legend in the heart of the majestic Bavarian Alps, and visit Ludwig II's fairytale castle: Neuschwanstein.

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8 Hours
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Description

This 8-hour tour with a vehicle transports you through the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside and into the very Alps themselves to visit Neuschwanstein – the fairytale castle of king Ludwig II of Bavaria.

You will be met by your guide at your hotel in Munich, or a prearranged meeting point, and be driven out of the city through idyllic, undulating farmlands and into the German Alps. Be sure to have your camera at the ready – the views on this roughly two hour drive are spectacular. 

Upon arrival in Hohenschwangau – the small town beneath Neuschwanstein Castle – you will be given plenty of time to explore the charming shops, the serene Alpsee lake, and the grounds around the smaller Hohenschwangau Castle. 

It’s then time to make the easy climb up towards Neuschwanstein. This takes roughly 45 minutes. On the way up your guide will talk you through the history of the castle and tell the story of the man behind the fairytale – King Ludwig II of Bavaria. You will learn about his cloistered childhood, eccentricity, myriad architectural follies, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death in 1886. There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning views on the way up. For those with mobility problems, the shuttle bus will be used to reach the castle. 

Before entering Neuschwanstein, you will first make your way to the Marienbrücke. Suspended over a ravine, this suspension bridge affords breathtaking views of both the palace and the surrounding countryside. Next you will be taken on a 20-30 minute tour of the palace’s lavish, myth-inspired interior. When you come out there will be time for souvenir shopping and a break before we head back down to Hohenschwangau.

You will then be driven back to Munich. Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off point of your choosing. 

Please note: Only employees of Neuschwanstein are permitted to give tours inside the castle. For the duration of your visit to the palace interior you will be given an audio guide and taken round by one of the on-site guides. 

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • We adhere to regulations mandated by the Berlin State government and/or the State government in the area/s of Germany that our tours visit or pass through.
  • When inside the vehicle masks must be worn. You will need to bring your own mask. Your guide and driver will also be required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.
  • Each vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected before and after the tour. 
  • If you enter any museums or shops on your tour you will be expected to abide by the regulations set by the store or institution.

What's included

  • Professional, local guide
  • Private vehicle with a professional driver
  • Entry into Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink

Itinerary

Hotel Pickup

You will be picked up at your hotel, or a prearranged meeting point, by your professional, local guide and driver.

1

Transfer from Munich to Neuschwanstein

Be sure to have your camera at the ready as you are driven from Munich through idyllic, undulating farmland towards the Bavarian Alps. The drive takes roughly 2 hours.

2

Free Time in Hohenschwangau

Upon arrival in the small town beneath Neuschwanstein you will have time to explore the charming shops, the serene Alpsee lake, and the grounds around the smaller Hohenschwangau Castle.

3

Walk Up to Neuschwanstein

Next we make the easy climb up to the palace. Plenty of time will be taken to stop and enjoy the superb views.

4

Marienbrücke

We then head to this suspension bridge, suspended over a steep ravine, to take in breathtaking views of both Neuschwanstein palace and the surrounding countryside.

5

Visit Inside Neuschwanstein

From the Marienbrücke we head to the palace proper for a 20-30 minute tour of the interior.

Return Transfer to Munich and Hotel Drop-off

Finally we head back to Munich. Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel or to a drop-off point of your choosing.

Important Information

You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point.

Only employees of Neuschwanstein are permitted to give tours inside the castle. For the duration of your visit to the palace interior you will be given an audio guide and taken round by one of the on-site guides. 

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or, if you wish to remain in the city, your guide can give you recommendations for further exploration.

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