The castle "Hohenschwangau"

The old Schwanstein castle was discovered by Bavarian Crown Prince Max.

He came to the Füssen region in 1829 on the occasion of a "history tour" with his teacher and acquired the ruined castle. He reawakened the building under the name of "Opens external link in new windowHohenschwangau" in the spirit of Romanticism.

In the 12th century the Hohenschwangau Castle, Schwanstein Castle, as it was then called, was first mentioned as a document.
It was owned by the Knights of Schwangau until the 16th century. In the following period the owners were changed several times.

In times of war the castle was always badly damaged. The later king Maximilian II, father of King Ludwig II, bought the castle in 1832 and rebuilt it in the style of the original plans in neo-gothic style. It was used for summer and hunting residency by the Bavarian royal family.

In this castle King Ludwig II spent a large part of his childhood and youth.
In the alpine lake, which lies at the foot of the castle, he often swam and even jumped from the cliffs into the refreshing, clear water of the lake!
The castle served as a summer residence until his death in 1886.

Since 1928 Schloss Hohenschwangau has been owned by the Wittelsbach compensation fund.

Prices and opening hours

from 01.04. to 30.9.

Monday to Sunday from 9:00 Uhr

from 01.10. to 31.03.

Monday to Sunday from 10:00 Uhr

except 24. December

Entrance fee for adults 9,00 Euro


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