How to get to Neuschwanstein Castle Germany? Find tips about public transport and Neuschwanstein tours.
More than one million visitors per year visit Neuschwanstein. King Ludwig's dream castle is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Germany. For many travellers a visit is a dream come true.
The stunning location of the castle, the eccentric architecture, the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, and the majestic Alps as a backdrop of the castle add up to make Neuschwanstein the huge visitor attraction that it is.
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Despite the fact that Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles are busy places, a visit can be most enjoyable when you take your time. Walk around before or after your tour of the interior, and enjoy the stunning views and beautiful landscape.
For many visitors it is a highlight to see Neuschwanstein Castle, even if only from the outside. You can walk up to Marienbrücke for the most stunning views and photo opportunities.
Guided tours inside the castle take about 30 to 35 minutes, and are well organised. Some people are happy with that, others feel rushed.
Once you arrive in Hohenschwangau you have several options to get up to the castle.
From Munich there is a train and bus connection to Fussen about every hour. It is a nice journey (2 1/2 hours) through the lovely countryside of the Allgäu. Make sure that you catch the direct train to Füssen which runs every 2 hours (07:50 and 09:50), otherwise you have to change trains additionally in Buchloe or Bissenhofen.
In Fussen take either Bus 73 to Steingaden Feuerwehrhaus or Bus 78 to Tegelbergbahn, Schwangau. The bus stop is called Hohenschwangau, Schlösser.
The regular fee is about 58 € for a return ticket from Munich (bus included).
However, you can save money if you buy a Bavaria ticket, it costs 23 € for the first adult, and 5 € each for 4 more travellers. Children up to 14 years travel for free with their parents or grandparents. (Prices are subject to change!)
You can purchase the Bayern-Ticket online or at ticket machines. When you buy tickets on the DB counter they cost 2 € more. The Bavaria ticket is valid from 9am to 3am the next day on all regional trains and most busses (not on ICE & IC train).
Please note: There is no seat reservation on regional trains and busses. Older trains and buses might not be air-conditioned.
Discover why Ludwig II was fascinated by this area in southern Bavaria. Take your time and stay a while when you visit Neuschwanstein castle.
Hotels are nice and comfortable and offer great country hospitality. Use the search box to find a hotel in Hohenschwangau, Schwangau, or Füssen. These towns are convenient to stay when you want to visit the royal castles.