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One of the most famous castles of the world is "Neuschwanstein" - built by the legendary Bavarian King Ludwig II.
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. It was built between 1869 and 1886. Only about a third of the building was actually completed.
The 15 rooms you see on the tour show astonishing craftsmanship and richness of detail. Woodcarving in Ludwig's bedroom took 14 carpenters 4 1/2 years to complete. Wagner's operas feature everywhere in the form of murals. The best view of the castle and a 45m waterfall is from the nearby Mary's Bridge, which spans a deep gorge.
Book your stay in our Füssener Hotel and experience the fascination of the fairytale castle of Ludwig II - Schloss Neuschwanstein.
How to get to the royal palaces:
By car: about 3.9 km - drive about 8 minutes.
Directly from the exit of the in-house underground car park go to the left - over the traffic light straight on until the exit Füssen. After the Lechbrücke 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 day ticket costs € 6.00.
Address for your navigation device:
By bus: about 3.9 km - bus ride about 10 minutes
Bus line 73 and 78
From Fussen station
Exit stop: Hohenschwangau - Neuschwanstein Castle
From the exit of the Hotel Schlosskrone turn left and follow the footpath straight over Augustenstraße into Bahnhofstraße. A few meters further on you will find the Füssen bus station - right next to the Füssen central station.
By taxi: about 3.9 km - drive about 8 minutes.
The taxi station is right next to the bus station. You are also welcome to order your taxi at our reception.
Price per ride about 12,00 €.
On foot: about 3.9 km - walk about 1 hour
Our reception will be happy to help. Please ask for directions.
Address: Ticket Center Hohenschwangau
Winter 2018/2019 (16 October 2018 to 31 March 2019):
daily from 8.30am to 3pm
On 24.12. and 01.01. closed!
Summer 2019 (01 April to 15 October 2019):
daily from 7.30am to 5pm
Admission to Neuschwanstein Castle:
The visit to Neuschwanstein Castle is only possible as part of a guided tour to a fixed admission time!
Adults: 13,00 €
Children under 18 years: free
Combination "Königsticket" 25,00 € (Neuschwanstein Castle + Hohenschwangau Castle)
Processing fee: 2,50 € per person
Ticket reservations are available online depending on availability and up to a maximum of 2 days before the visit to the castle.
Please note that the tickets for the royal castles can only be purchased for the same day of the visit!
Days on which Schloss Neuschwanstein is closed:
24.12. / 25.12. / 31.01. / 01.01.
Dogs are not allowed in the royal castles.
Photography and filming are not permitted during the tour.
As of: January 2019
King of Bavaria 1864 - 1886,
born 25. 8. 1845 Nymphenburg,
died 13. 6. 1886 in the lake of Starnberg.
Even before he died, the king had already become something of a legend. "I want to remain an eternal mystery to myself and others", Ludwig once told his governess and it is this mysterious element that still fascinates people today. The poet Paul Verlaine called Ludwig II the "only true king of this century". The shy dreamer, who had none of the typical characteristics of a popular king, lives on, still idolized, as "the Kini".
His palaces, which were barred to strangers, have been visited by over 50 million people since his death. They are records in stone of the ideal fantasy world which the king built as a refuge from reality. His historic, poetic and ideal interpretation of his role as king was finally his downfall. It is possible that he preferred to die rather than return to reality.