Neuschwanstein and the Second Reich with a Private Guide
The majestic Castle Neuschwanstein in the Bavarian Alps is one of the most visited sites in Germany with more than 1. 5 million tourists every year. With my assistance you will be able to enjoy a hassle-free day without queuing and rushing. On the way to Neuschwanstein we will have two hours on the train to talk about the eccentric „Fairy Tale King" Ludwig II, the builder of this imposing landmark, his complicated life in Bavaria at the start of the „Second Reich" and his life-long friendship with the composer Richard Wagner. Hiking to the Marienbrücke bridge that you see on the pictures is optional.
The trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein takes approximately two hours. After our arrival in the village of Hohenschwangau underneath the Neuschwanstein castle there is usually time for lunch in an idyllic restaurant at the Alpsee lake before we hike up the hill to the castle. Alternatively we can take a bus, but please note that some walking is inevitable on this tour. Inside the castle you will get a 30 minute tour by a different guide, since the Bavarian Royal Castles Association only allows their own guides to lead tours through the interior of Neuschwanstein.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour will either start at your hotel (in case you are staying near the train station) or directly at the train station. If you wish to get picked up outside the City centre please let me know.
End location: The tour will either end at your hotel or if you prefer directly at Munich Central.
Duration: 9 hours
We will be walking during the majority of this tour, we may use public transportation as well.
Fully guided tour, pickup service at your hotel if requested
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 € - Souvenirs, snacks and drinks
Tickets for the Neuschwanstein castle which cost 14,80 € per adult, children under 18 are free; I will make reservations for you in advance. When you book this tour please state if there are group members who are under 18, otherwise I will take it that all of you are adults.
There are different transport options: public trains, a cab, a rental car or a private limousine. If you pick the first and most inexpensive option the total cost is 49 € for up to 4 people. In case you prefer one of the other options please let me know and I will calculate the cost for you. If I don't hear anything from you prior to the tour I will assume that you wish to go by public train.
Snacks and drinks on the way
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Stefan was a fantastic tour guide! He was prompt, gracious and immediately likable. Stefan expertly guided us through the lines quickly and efficiently- demonstrating VIP service. He is extremely knowledagable on both the history of Bavaria as well as the Third Reich. Thanks to Stefan, we had a wonderful tour and would highly recommend him as a guide!