Neuschwanstein Castle Excursion from Munich

Cultural & Theme Tours in Munich

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Leave Munich behind on this 9-hour tour to Neuschwanstein Castle. After a two-hour train or bus journey, take in the idyllic splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau and the castle. Your guide will share stories about the construction and the surrounding areas. Choose to spend your free time either exploring the inside of Neuschwanstein Castle (own expense) or roam the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. This tour includes transportation and your guide for the day.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, BavariaTowering over rocky crags at the foot of the German Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle has inspired awe and wonder ever since it opened to the public in 1886. A two-hour train journey from Munich through the majestic Bavarian countryside takes you to the idyllic setting of Neuschwanstein. Take in the splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau and the neighboring castle of Neuschwanstein as you discuss the famous Lohengrin legend while overlooking the "Alpsee." A short climb up to the Marienbrücke reveals picture-perfect views of this 19th-century, neo-romantic masterpiece. In the courtyard, hear the story of the problematic construction of Neuschwanstein Castle. From there, you can choose between taking the 35-minute tour inside the castle (own expense), or spending the time exploring the foothills of the Bavarian Alps while your guide describes the lavish castle interior and its enigmatic owner, King Ludwig II. Among the stories you'll hear about are the life and passions of Ludwig II, Ludwig’s mysterious death, the Swan King, the Marienbrücke, Hohenschwangau Castle (only from outside), the Pöllat waterfall gorge, Ludwig’s patronage of Richard Wagner, and much more. This tour will leave you wanting for nothing in the epic story of Neuschwanstein Castle and ‘Mad’ King Ludwig in all its magic, romance, and absurdity. End your tour with a train ride back to Munich.Duration: 9 hours

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Return train or bus ticket from Munich

What’s not included

  • Entrance fee for a tour inside the castle (approx. €12 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour