The Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular castles and palaces in Europe, was constructed between 1869 and 1886 under King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It was built on the ruins of “Vorder- und Hinterhohenschwangau” in the style of a medieval “knight’s” castle.
The Hohenschwangau Castle was built in neo-Gothic style, commissioned by the Crown Prince Maximilian (later King Maximillian II, Ludwig II’s father) after he acquired ruins of the Schwanstein Castle. This is where King Ludwig II spent his childhood.
01 April to 07 October: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
08 October to 31 March: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on 01 January and on 24, 25 and 31 December.
01 April to 07 October: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
08 October to 31 March: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Closed on 24 December
The trip lasts about 2 ½ hours from the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Take the regional train (Deutsche Bahn) to Füssen, continue with
~ the RVA/OVG 73 bus towards Steingaden / Garmisch-Partenkirchen or
~ the RVA/OVG 78 bus towards Schwangau
until you reach the Hohenschwangau / Alpseestraße bus stop.
Valid on: Mo-Fr – 9:00 am to 3:00 am (next day)
Sa-So and national holidays – 12:00 am to 3:00 am (next day).
1 Person Single Bayern-Ticket €22.00
2-5 People Partner Bayern-Ticket €26.00 / €30.00 / €34.00 / €38.00
~ The tickets cost €2 more if not purchased at a ticket machine or online.
~ The Bayern-Ticket is also valid for U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams and most busses.
München-Füssen: Trains depart approx. 10 minutes before each hour. Direct trains depart on even hours. Indirect trains (transfer once at Buchloe) depart on odd hours.
Füssen-München: Trains depart approx. 5 minutes after each hour. Direct trains on odd hours, indirect trains (via Buchloe) on even hours.
Entry / Tours
Neuschwanstein or Hohenschangau
~ Adults €12.00
~ Under 18 & accompanied by a parent free
~ Students, Senior citizens (over 65), Disabled €11.00
Kings Ticket: Hohenschwangau (1st) and Neuschwanstein (2nd) on the same day: Adults €23 / Students, Seniors and Disabled €21
Because of restoration works, the western and northern façade of Neuschwanstein Castle is covered by a scaffold until the end of 2012.