Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-Line from Fussen, Carriage Ride

Sightseeing Tickets & Passes in Germany

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Visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a half-day skip-the-line tour from Füssen! After arriving in Hohenschwangau, hop on a shuttle bus and head inside the fairy-tale castle for a walking tour, learning all about King Ludwig II, for whom Neuschwanstein was built. After hearing the history from an expert local guide, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride back to the village of Hohenschwangau, stroll around Lake Alpsee and return to Füssen.
You are picked up from central Füssen “or meet your guide at Hohenschwangau” In Hohenschwangau, swap from your coach to a shuttle bus and travel to Marienbrücke, a famous bridge, to enjoy breathtaking views of Neuschwanstein Castle and Pöllat Gorge. Listen to your guide's stories about King Ludwig II, and then take a short stroll down the hill to the castle for your tour. The elaborate Romanesque Revival castle was intended as Ludwig’s personal retreat but the building was never completed and the king spent very little time living there. Hear its history while admiring its incredible furnishings and murals of Richard Wager (the composer) inside rooms like Minstrel’s Hall. Explore Ludwig’s bedroom and admire the Byzantine Throne Room with its intricately detailed mosaics and stately furnishings. After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore at leisure, marveling at the views from the castle’s terraces and grounds. Then, meet your guide at the prearranged time and step inside your horse-drawn carriage for a relaxed-paced ride to the nearby village of Hohenschwangau. Spend time strolling around picture-perfect Lake Alpsee, a beautiful lake where Ludwig reportedly learned to swim. Pose for photos in front of imposing Hohenschwangau Castle, and then board on the bus for your journey back to Füssen. Your tour finishes at the station.

What’s included

  • Transfer to Hohenschwangau by bus
  • Professional guide
  • Shuttle bus to Mary's bridge (as long as the bus is operating)
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride down from the castle to Hohenschwangau village (as long as they are operating)

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors