Visit fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty,' on this day trip from Frankfurt. Travel through the gorgeous Bavarian countryside to one Germany’s most famous attractions and a global icon, Neuschwanstein Castle, for a guided tour. Your skip-the-line ticket lets you bypass the entrance queues, which are notoriously long year-round. Learn about the castle's history, admire its opulent interior and enjoy spectacular photo opportunities of its postcard-worthy grandeur. If you have limited time in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle is a must, and this tour makes it easy.
Enjoy your ride from central Frankfurt in the morning and relax on the scenic drive south through Bavaria's Alpine foothills. At the southernmost tip of the breathtaking Romantic Road, reach the enchanting little town of Füssen, approximately 161 miles (260 km) south of Frankfurt. Sitting high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley is Neuschwanstein Castle, the breathtaking Neo-Gothic Revival palace of King Ludwig II of Bavaria that served as the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.When you arrive at Neuschwanstein Castle, skip the entrance lines for a guided tour. Welcoming nearly 6,000 visitors per day and popular year-round, Neuschwanstein garners long entrance lines, but you’ll bypass the crowds and head straight inside with your guide.One of three royal palaces built for the king, Neuschwanstein is by far the most distinctive, with its dizzyingly high perch, stunning grandeur and ornate interior. Tour the castle's interior, where the richness of King Ludwig is showcased on full scale, with his opulent living quarters and an array of historical paintings, mosaics and ornaments that display the impressive craftsmanship of the late 1800s. Your 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 tour, you’ll have some free time to stroll around the castle grounds, shop for souvenirs and enjoy spectacular photo opportunities against the backdrop of the Bavarian Alps. Re-board the vehicle in the afternoon for the drive back to Frankfurt, and enjoy a provided lunchbox along the way.