Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Frankfurt
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Visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle on a must-do day trip from Frankfurt! The castle is one of Germany’s most famous attractions, and this tour is the easiest way to see it if you only have a limited time in Germany.
You'll travel by luxury coach to Füssen before taking a fascinating guided tour around the 19th-century castle. Learn about the reclusive King Ludwig II who once lived there, and spend time at leisure on Neuschwanstein's picture-perfect grounds.
From the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, you'll leave Frankfurt and travel approximately 161 miles (260 km) south to the 700-year-old town of Füssen. The closest to the fairytale German castle of Schloss Neuschwanstein, this pretty little town is frequently referred to as the romantic soul of Bavaria, situated at the southernmost tip of Germany's Romantic Road.
Of all the castles in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle is deservedly the most popular, and should count as the must-see attraction for your German vacation. One of three royal palaces created for King Ludwig of Bavaria II, Neuschwanstein is by far the most distinctive, perching 3,306 feet (1,008 meters) above sea level on a rocky hill overlooking Hohenschwangau village below. It was built in classic Neo-Gothic Revival style, and the breathtaking grandeur of the castle's exterior has undoubtedly contributed towards its fame; it was the inspiration for the castle in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
On arrival, you'll enjoy a Neuschwanstein Castle guided tour, where you will take in the ornate splendor of the castle's interior. Marvel at the richness of detail within King Ludwig's quarters, and see the array of historical paintings, mosaics and ornaments that show the impressive craftsmanship of the late 1800s. Your expert guide will provide fascinating commentary as you walk, describing the shy king who used Neuschwanstein Castle as his personal refuge during his turbulent reign.
After your Neuschwanstein tour, you'll have time to sightsee at leisure. Take a relaxing stroll around the beautifully maintained grounds, shop for souvenirs or simply enjoy the spectacular photo opportunities against the backdrop of the Bavarian mountains. En route back to Frankfurt, your guide will provide you with an indulgent lunchbox -- well needed after your unforgettable day of Neuschwanstein sightseeing.
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees to neuschwanstein castle
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off