Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau
A private tour to the royal castles near Füssen - about 90 minutes south of Munich. Using a private vehicle, we leave your Munich hotel early in the morning to catch on of the early tours of the castle. Hohenschwangau, still owned by the Wittelsbach descendants, is where Ludwig spent much of his childhood. The second, and more famous castle, is Neuschwanstein. The ascent to the castle isn't so easy, but to experience Ludwig II's vision first hand is worth it.
After the tours, we'll take a short tour through the small old town of Füssen and stop in for an excellent meal at one of the local, family-run, restaurants before driving back through the Bavarian countryside on our way back to Munich.
We depart your Munich hotel early in the morning and drive approximately 90 minutes. Once we arrive, we pick-up our tickets and walk up to Hohenschwangau Castle. Rebuilt under Ludwig II's father in the 1830's, this is where Ludwig spent much of his childhood. After the tour, we ascend to Neuschwanstein castle. It's an approximately 30-40 minute walk uphill. Inside you see the finished rooms of Ludwig's private castle. Next, we visit the neighboring town of Füssen and enjoy a great local meal before heading back to Munich.
Neuschwanstein Castle is physically challenging. Inside, you must go up 165 steps and down 181 steps. Duration of the tour is approx. 35 minutes. To reach the castle, you must walk uphill for about 40 minutes. You can take a horse drawn carriage for a fee of € 6 Euros per person, one way. You will still need to walk uphill approximately 15 minutes. You can also use a bus which costs €1, 80 to go uphill. From there, you will need to walk approximately 20 min. to reach the castles.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Munich Hotel
End location: You will be dropped off at your hotel.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
Duration will vary based on castle reservations time awarded, plus traffic conditions.
Private vehicle to Hohenschwangau & back. At the castles, walking is required.
Private vehicle to the castle and back
Fully escorted and quality discussion of the history and culture of the areas
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 Euro - Food and drink and optional transportation at the castles.
Optional transportation to/from Neuschwanstein Castle
Food and drink
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This was a fantastic tour! Scott is an very excellent guide. He helped us will finding a great hotel in Munich and provided detailed information about airport arrival, purchasing tickets for the U-Bahn. In addition to the amazing castles and good conversations we had several other stops at cathedrals and beer gardens. Highly recommend.