A breathtaking tour of King Ludwig 2nd's most famous folly
The world's most famous fairytale castle, King Ludwig 2nd of Bavaria built his majestic folly, Schloss Neuschwanstein as an homage to his beloved and revered composer Richard Wagner, and is dedicated to the operatic works of Wagner. This castle has captured the imagination of tourists throughout the world and inspired Walt Disney to recreate it as his Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. You can also visit the lookout at Mary's bridge (Marienbrücke) for spectacular views of the castle and the Poellat gorge .
(The castle has even appeared in the film "Chitti Chitti Bang Bang!" )
Avoid the queues and hassles of organising trains and buses and have a tour pre booked, personally guided and arranged for you in advance. A must see in Bavaria and a truly memorable and unforgettable day out in the beautiful Allgäu region of Bavaria.
This tour is approximately 9. 5 hours including a 2 hour train/bus journey each way.
Please note that some steep uphill walking is involved on the tour.
To avoid crowded trains, I would recommend an early start and hotel pick up at 08. 15 am to begin our lovely 2 hour journey to Hohenschwangau, the pictoresque village and location of Neuschwanstein castle. On this journey I will be telling you the fascinating and tragic story of the 'fairytale' king Ludwig 2nd of Bavaria.
On arrival we will have time first to take a coffee and bathroom break ( or an early lunch) before we continue with our walk up to the lookout before your castle tour begins (an optional bus ride is also possible if you do not wish to climb the steep walk up the hill).
Your guided tour inside the castle will be pre booked and the tour lasts approx. 35 minutes. (please note that you will have another guide for the tour of the interior as it is prohibited for other guides to conduct tours inside).
I will meet you after your tour to take you on a beautiful downhill walk through the spectacular Pöllat gorge which leads us back to the valley. PLEASE NOTE THE GORGE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet clients at their hotel or OUTSIDE MAIN STATION ("HAUPTBAHNHOF")IN MUNICH
End location: I will bring the clients back to their hotel unless they request to be taken elsewhere.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
If there are train delays the tour could take a little longer, but this is very rare in Germany!
Unless clients wish for a booked driver (at an additional cost) all transport with be using the efficient and reliable German rail and bus services.
Some uphill walking to the castle is required. (approx. 25 minutes)
- castle entrance tickets
- pre booking fees
- Transport by rail and bus for 5 people including your guide.
- full day private guiding fee.
- lots of wonderful photo opportunities!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EURO - This is an estimate for food and drinks. We will have a lunch at a local restaurant which could cost between Euro 15-20, extra refreshments may be purchased etc.
- If clients wish to take the local mountain bus up to the lookout this is an additional Euro 2.00. (It is a steep climb on foot)
- horse and carriage ride = €6 per person
- Food, drinks and souvenirs are not included.
IF YOU WISH TO TRAVEL IN A VAN OR TOUR BUS, please contact me and I can "customise" a special tour for your group which will include a bus and driver service for up to 11 hours for an additional fee.
I am not a driver but I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a suitable vehicle with driver. This can be a 6 seater mini van or a 30 - 50 seater tour bus.
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Delightfully friendly tour guide. The entire tour was fascinating and seamless and felt tailored to my needs. I loved it and would definitely recommend/request Maxine for another tour.