Fairytale castle visit
We embark on a journey to the Fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle on this all-day trip from Frankfurt via a fun stop at the gorgeous historic Rothenburg ob der Tauber - the Christmas Capital of Germany.
This fairytale-like castle, was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a summer retreat, and so to pay homage to the popular German composer Richard Wagner, who was a close friend of Ludwig. The castle has appeared in several films and is said to have served as inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, making it an incredibly popular and enduring attraction.
Bavarian castles are best planned from Munich, but due to overwhelming demand and in many cases, when Frankfurt is more practical for your particular trip plan I have been offering an option from Frankfurt. It's still great but please note it's a long drive to get to the castle.
We leave Frankfurt in the morning on our journey to the Bavarian Alps.
- Frankfurt - Rothenburg ob der Tauber (approx. 2 hour drive)
We will make a stop at beautiful Rothenburg - the most preserved medieal town in Germany for a quick visit of the Old Town.
- Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Schwangau/Neuschwanstein Castle (approx. 2 1/2 hour drive)
- We tour the castle in the afternoon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Frankfurt area or any other place of convenience.
End location: This tour can be concluded in Munich or back to Frankfurt as you wish.
Duration: 14 hours
This tour includes a long drive, the duration of which is dependent on traffic, extreme weather and possible seasonal construction/closures. It is advised to do this trip after a good night sleep. Please note that during the winter months the Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge), the bridge over the Pollät Gorge, may have to be closed in bad weather and/or due to frequent rockfall.
Private groups 3-4 people with a Luxury SUV (Land Rover Discovery or similar)
Once at Schwangau there is a walk up to the castle or we can get a ticket for the horse carriage on the spot (this service is provided by a 3rd party and may not be operational in bad weather often on shortest of notices).
Your dedicated and mostly funny professional tour guide a.k.a Me!
Entry to Neuschwanstein Castle (Always Skip the Line!)
Guided tour of the castle rooms
Rothenburg ob der Tauber stop and quick tour of famous Medieval town
Food, drinks, items of personal nature, souvenirs.
Only "Skip the Line" tickets to Neuschwanstein Castle are included. If you want to visit other places, admission fees/tickets are extra. Auxillary transportation costs, such as horse carriage or shuttle to Marienbrucke are extra.
Some museums and attractions require an in-house guide, venue-provided guided tours or audio guide.
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