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Neuschwanstein Castle - Ludwig II's fairytale castle

Dreamlike setting - dreamlike castle - be inspired by the 8th wonder of the world

The famous Neuschwanstein Castle is a big crowd puller year after year and attracts visitors from all over the world to the Allgäu region. With 1.3 million enthusiastic visitors, the fairytale royal castle is one of the world's most famous sights.
However, it is not only the castle itself, but also its unique location that makes it so charming. Above Hohenschwangau near Füssen, the magnificent and historic castle rises with its everlasting beauty. Harmoniously embedded in the craggy rocks, the towers of Neuschwanstein Castle tower high above. The enchanting silhouette inspired none other than the famous father of animated films such as Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, the American filmmaker Walt Disney, to design his logo. The castles in Disneyland also bear a clear resemblance to the original. Would you like to explore this impressive castle? In our romantic 4-star Hotel Schlosskrone in Füssen, you can spend dreamy nights just a stone's throw away from Neuschwanstein Castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle - the great dream of the fairytale king

To this day, King Ludwig II is regarded as a beautiful man with visionary ideas and conceptions that are sometimes dismissed as crazy. One of these has been preserved for posterity to this day and exerts a great fascination on all visitors - Neuschwanstein Castle. An everlasting myth surrounds the figure of the king, who was born in 1845 and died in 1886 under mysterious circumstances. As King Ludwig II himself is said to have written, he wanted to "remain an eternal riddle to myself and others". It is not only with Neuschwanstein Castle that he created a monument to himself. The castles he built have fascinated more than 50 million visitors to this day.

The swan - the historical heraldic animal of Schwangau

Initially named Neue Burg Hohenschwangau by King Ludwig II, the castle has been known as Neuschwanstein Castle since 1886. As the heraldic animal of the Counts of Schwangau, the swan was seen by King Ludwig II as a symbol of purity and can be found in many details of the castle. With its pompous interior design and its impressive technical comfort for the time, the castle is a source of amazement.

Neuschwanstein & Hohenschangau - an unforgettable visit to a magnificent fairytale world

The year was 1868, when King Ludwig II, just 18 years old, drew up his plans for a new Hohenschwangau Castle near Füssen in a letter to Richard Wagner. He chose the enchanting landscape around Hohenschwangau as the location for his new castle, for which Wartburg Castle was to serve as a model. The wonderful Alpine landscape near Füssen was one of his favourite places. His father, King Maximilian II, had already had a bridge built over the Pöllat Gorge in honour of his wife, the Marienbrücke. The foundation stone for the new "castle" was laid as early as 1869. However, it was to take many years before the king could move into his dream castle. In the end, he was granted only a few months in Neuschwanstein Castle before he died under tragic circumstances. He was not to live to see the final completion of the castle.

Opening hours

The castle is open every day. The only exceptions are Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. For more detailed information, we, your hotel near Neuschwanstein Castle, are at your disposal. You can find more information about the opening hours of the castles here.


As a service-oriented hotel in Füssen, we are also happy to offer you our support when purchasing entrance tickets. A tour of the castle is only possible as part of a pre-booked guided tour. Further information and current ticket prices for Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau can be found here.

The Allgäu - home of castles and lakes - Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau Castle and more

There is much to marvel at around Füssen and Hohenschwangau. Enjoy a guided tour of the unique fairytale castle with all its splendour and beauty. Visit the summer residence of King Ludwig II, Hohenschwangau Castle hike through the hilly foothills of the Alps. Take a look at the Pöllat Gorge and enjoy the nature of the Königswinkel, as the region is fondly called. Climb the many steps that sometimes lead upwards, sometimes downwards in Neuschwanstein Castle and immerse yourself in the world of King Ludwig II's dreams. Whether in Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German or one of the many other languages on offer - a guided tour of the castles will impress you. Built in the neo-Gothic style, Hohenschwangau Castle may be overshadowed by Neuschwanstein Castle when it comes to popularity, but it still offers fascinating insights into the life of King Ludwig II, who spent many days of his childhood and youth here. Hohenschwangau Castle is located vis à vis Neuschwanstein Castle and in the immediate vicinity of our cosy hotel in Füssen.

Enjoy an unforgettable time out and wonderful holidays

Be it Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, the Pöllat Gorge or one of the other imposing castles, nature experiences or museums in the Allgäu - after an exciting day full of inspiration, you will find peace and relaxation in our hotel near Neuschwanstein Castle. Bed down in our stylishly furnished rooms in wonderfully soft pillows and let the impressions of the day take effect on you.

Are you looking for worthwhile excursion destinations in the surroundings of Füssen?

Füssen offers its guests much more than just Neuschwanstein Castle perched on craggy cliffs and the former summer residence opposite, Hohenschwangau Castle. You can enjoy the view of these two impressive castles particularly well from the Kalvarienberg. The Kalvarienberg is located high above the old town of Füssen, so you also have a good view of the entire town. From our hotel in Füssen, you can also reach a variety of other interesting sights. Stroll through the charming alleys of the old town or visit the castle built in late Gothic architectural style with the municipal gallery housed there. You can experience an impressive natural spectacle at the Lech Falls, which you can even reach on foot during a walk along the Lech. The Füssen Museum is located in a monastery built in the Baroque style. It awaits you with interesting exhibits of historical lutes and violins. A little further away is Linderhof Castle in the Graswang Valley. Located in the Upper Bavarian municipality of Ettal, the castle allows a further insight into the luxurious life of King Ludwig II. Gold, silver, crystal and velvet wherever you look. Visit the idyllic landscaped garden with the old royal lime tree and be enthralled by the man-made grotto with its gushing waterfall.

We look forward to welcoming you soon as guests at our Schlosshotel in Füssen.

Journey from the Hotel Schlosskrone in the centre of Füssen to the royal castles

Book your stay at our hotel in Füssen and experience the fascination of Ludwig II's fairytale castle - Neuschwanstein Castle.

By car: approx. 3.9 km - drive approx. 8 minutes.

Directly from the exit of the hotel's underground car park, turn left - go straight over the traffic lights until you leave Füssen. After the Lech bridge, take the second exit on the right and follow the Parkstraße to Hohenschwangau.

In Hohenschwangau you will find four large visitor parking spaces.

The parking ticket for cars costs 8,00 € (up to 6 hours, each additional hour or part thereof will be charged additionally).

Address for your navigation system:
Alpseestrasse 12
D-87645 Hohenschwangau

By bus: approx. 3.9 km - bus journey approx. 10 minutes.

Bus line 73 and 78

From Füssen railway station

Exit bus stop: Hohenschwangau - Neuschwanstein Castle.

From the exit of the Hotel Schlosskrone turn right, follow the footpath straight ahead across Augustenstraße into Bahnhofstraße. A few metres further straight ahead is the Füssen bus station - right next to Füssen main station.

By taxi: approx. 3.9 km - car journey approx. 8 minutes.

The taxi station is right next to the bus station. You can also order your taxi at our reception.

Price per ride approx. 12,00 €.

On foot: approx. 3.9 km - walking distance approx. 1 hour.

Our reception will be happy to help you. Please just ask for directions.