Welcome to Bavarian Alps


The region is pocked with quaint frescoed villages, spas and health retreats, and possibilities for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, canoeing and paragliding – much of it year-round. The ski season lasts from about late December until April, while summer activities stretch from late May to November.

One of the largest resorts in the area is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, one of urban Bavaria’s favourite getaways. Berchtesgaden, Füssen and Oberstdorf are also good bases.


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$63.62 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

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

Hop aboard your coach by Füssen Station, and then relax on the short journey south to Hohenschwangau as you listen to your guide explaining your itinerary. 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 pre-arranged 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 your coach for your journey back to Füssen. Your tour finishes at the station.

$29.45 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Neuschwanstein Castle Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a hassle free skip-the-line experience at the Neuschwanstein Castle, a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in South West Bavaria, Germany. Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein Castle was opened to the public. Today Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most popular palaces and castles in Europe and its setting could not be more idyllic. Every year millions of visitors come to see the castle of the fairy-tale king. Please note that ticket prices are higher than if you buy directly at the official ticket center in Hohenschwangau as tickets will be pre-ordered and picked up for you.

$123.71 Day Trips & Excursions

Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau, Hohenschwangau Tour

Meet your guide near Füssen Station, and then hop aboard your luxury coach for the short journey south to Marienbrücke, a 19th-century crossing that overlooks the Pöllat Gorge. Gaze down at Neuschwanstein Castle with its elaborate turrets and parapets, and then pose for photos set against the backdrop of the heart-stopping Tegelberg mountain. Then, head inside Neuschwanstein Castle for your walking tour, and learn how it was built for King Ludwig II in the 19th century. While the Romanesque Revival castle was intended as Ludwig’s retreat, the building was never completed and the king spent less than half a year living inside it. Admire the stately interiors, including murals that pay homage to compose Richard Wagner – Ludwig’s operatic idol – inside the Minstrel’s Hall. Explore rooms like Ludwig’s bedroom and admire the dazzling ornamentation of the Byzantine Throne Room. Leave the castle and travel to the nearby village of Hohenschwangau to enjoy some free time. Find a restaurant for lunch (own expense) or stroll around Lake Alpsee, one of the region’s most beautiful lakes. Hop back on board your coach and travel along the Romantic Road to explore Wieskirche, a beautiful Rococo church. After admiring its architecture, travel onward to the village of Oberammergau, where the famous Passion Play is held once every 10 years. Explore the village, admiring its pretty Lüftlmalerei (painted houses), and then travel to Linderhof Castle – another of Ludwig’s former homes. Nestled deep in the forest, Linderhof was the castle where the eccentric king spent most of his time. Step inside to see its lavish rooms such as the Hall of Mirrors and the Audience Chamber, and then visit the outside Venus Grotto – an artificial cave said to be modeled on Capri’s Blue Grotto (at the moment the Grotto is closed for maintenance works until 2022). Explore Linderhof Palace Gardens at leisure, and then return to your coach. Travel back to Füssen, finishing your tour at the station at 6:00 pm approx.

$111.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen

The tour starts at 8:30am, departing from Fussen center. The first stops will be the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Hohenschwangau Castle, where you will have about 3-4 hours to see both castles and the surrounding area. You will then go to Linderhof Castle, Oberammergau, and the highlights of Austria along with the mountain Lake Plansee and beautiful scenery of the Austrian Alps. The tour will end around 6pm and will return to Fuessen main station.

$45.95 Tours & Sightseeing

Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Fuessen

The tour begins at 9am from central Fussen  to the castle Neuschwanstein.The tour will be finish around 13:00om to have time afternoon to Enjoy the rest of your time in Fussen with many good restaurants, coffee shops and bars to have lunch (at own expense) before you go on to Munich or to your hotel. In a half-day, you will see all the most popular places in and around Fussen. Your visit will be an unforgettable experience. Note: This tour accommodates, ticket, tour and entrance to the castle. your driver it´s  not responsible for the actual tour of the castle and is not required to enter with your group. Our Skip the lineTicket are more expensive than official ticket center,but very efficient:our service for you that we can guarantee to you to skip the long line ticket,save time and stress.

$58.91 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Neuschwanstein Castle Skip-the-Line Afternoon Tour from Fussen

In the afternoon, board your coach at Füssen and relax on the short journey south to Hohenschwangau. After a short shuttle bus from Hohenschwangau to the famous bridge of Marienbrücke, stop to soak up the views over Pöllat Gorge and admire your first sight of Neuschwanstein Castle. Built for the elusive eccentric King Ludwig II, the castle was intended to be his personal retreat but, alas, the building was never completed and the king spent little time there. Hear fun facts about Ludwig’s elaborate abode as you step inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and explore the must-see rooms with your guide. Sites such as Ludwig’s bedroom, the Byzantine Throne Room and Minstrel’s Hall — with its murals of the composer Richard Wagner — are sure to be highlights. After your tour, enjoy some free time to walk around the castle’s grounds at your leisure. Views from the terraces are spectacular, so have your camera ready to capture the sights. Meet back with your guide at the prearranged time, and then walk downhill back to Hohenschwangau to make the most of some more free time. Stroll around Lake Alpsee to see where Ludwig is said to have learned to swim. Finally, relax on the journey back to Füssen. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at the start point in the evening.