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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$63.33 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Central City Hotel FüssenMeet your guide at 8:55 am, then, we take the bus to Hohenschwangau village (7 minutes drive time).Stop At: Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, BavariaVisit the popular Neuschwanstein Castle on this guided, 4-hour tour from Füssen. This “skip-the-line” ticket allows for quick access to the inside of the medieval masterpiece for a guided walking tour. Neuschwanstein Castle was one of three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and would eventually become the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s movie Sleeping Beauty. After the tour, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the village of Hohenschwangau. Then take a leisurely stroll around scenic Lake Alpsee before a return trip to Füssen.Duration: 3 hours

$40.30 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.

$44.90 Tours & Sightseeing

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, BavariaHalf day tour from Fuessen to fuessen incl.skip the line ticketDuration: 4 hours

$123.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau, Hohenschwangau Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, BavariaMeet your guide near Füssen Station, and then hop aboard the bus to Hohenschwangau village. then we take the shuttle bus 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. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Oberammergau Museum, Oberammergau, Upper Bavaria, Bavariatravel 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).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Linderhof Palace, Ettal, Upper Bavaria, Bavariathen 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).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wies Church, Steingaden, Upper Bavaria, BavariaNow we travel along the Romantic Road to explore Wieskirche, a beautiful Rococo church. Afterward, we drive back to Füssen.Duration: 30 minutes

$126.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour, Fussen, Swabia, BavariaStart 9:00am From Fuessen at Wachsbleiche 2 in front of House L.A-Hostel in Fuessen to Neuschwanstein,Hohenscwansgau,lingerhof castele and oberammergau along the Alps.the tour cover skip-the line ticket,tour and transportation with a local driver and tour guide.the tour end around 17:00pm in FuessenDuration: 8 hours

$59.05 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.

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