Tour: Neuschwanstein Castle and King Ludwig II.
In 1869 foundations were laid for Neuschwanstein Castle, and construction work was in full swing until King Ludwig II. died in lake Starnberg under mysterious circumstances. Yet from this moment all work was immediately stopped and scarcely 7 weeks after the king’s death the castle was opened to the public as a museum. The reason is obvious: Ludwig had been heavily in debt.
Ludwig II. probably was the most controversial and most eccentric person in Bavaria at that time. Altogether he built 3 castles: Neuschwanstein, Herrenchiemsee and Linderhof, the latter being the only one that was completed. Ludwig II. went down in Bavarian history as the “Swan King”.
To the biggest part Neuschwanstein Castle was planned by Ludwig himself and was built in the way of a medieval knight’s castle. The courtyard and some premises are an homage to his favourite composer Richard Wagner.
Neuschwanstein Castle is the most famous castle by far and is attracting more than 1.5 million guests from all over the world. Altogether a visit to the castle and Mary’s Bridge combined with the marvellous view will make this private tour an unforgettable adventure.
Possible combinations for this tour:
Visiting the castle will take up some time, nevertheless there will be some options for side trips in this marvellous area called “Pfaffenwinkel”. You can either schedule them before or after the castle tour. All following proposals are depending on admission time to the castle and your other personal plans like lunch for example.
Combination 1: Neuschwanstein Castle + Hohenschwangau Castle + Füssen
- Hohenschwangau Castle is located near Neuschwanstein Castle in the little town of Hohenschwangau. In this castle, which had been built by his father, Ludwig spent a lot of time with the royal family, explored the surrounding areas and already planned building Neuschwanstein Castle when he was prince royal.
- Füssen is right around the corner from Neuschwanstein Castle and will impress you with its medieval appearance
Combination 2: Neuschwanstein Castle + Füssen + Linderhof Palace
Linderhof Palace is another one of Ludwig II. castles and is dedicated to the French King Ludwig XIV. On our way there we’ll pass idyllic Plansee going through Austria.
Combination 3: Neuschwanstein Castle + Linderhof Palace + Oberammergau + Ettal Monastery
- Oberammergau is a small town, world-famous for its wood craft, Lüftlmalerei (elaborately painted facades) and especially the Oberammergau Passion Play taking place in a ten-year cycle. Another attraction is the marvellous shopping promenade in the centre of the town.
- Ettal Monastery, a well-known baroque Benedictine abbey, originating from the 14th century is a good option for a short stop on our way back to Munich.
Combination 4: Neuschwanstein Castle + Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble (Reutte / Tirol /Austria) + Linderhof Place
Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble: 4 medieval castles, mostly being ruined castles. Parts of these castles are connected by the world’s longest suspension bridge.
Combination 5: Pilgrimage Church of Wies + Neuschwanstein Castle + Linderhof Palace + Oberammergau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies is a splendidly decorated rococo church – an UNESCO World Heritage
Combination 6: Neuschwanstein Castle + Linderhof Place + Alpine Coaster Kolbensattel
The Alpine Coaster on Kolbensattel mountain near Oberammergau, 2.6 kilometres of fun – suitable for all age groups. A perfect stop after all this culture.
Important information concerning your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle
- The desired time for the castle tour is usually, but not always available to the point (especially during high season) and there may be schedule changes depending on the press of people. The definite time for your visit of the castle only will be certain with the booking confirmation. The booking of your tickets is included in the service and you won’t have to bother with it.
- During high season (July including September) there might be a single surcharge of 30,00 Euro for booking tickets, in case the pre-bookable allotment is already sold out
- It’s also possible to visit the castle on a short notice (like the next day, or the day after tomorrow). There will be a single surcharge of 30,00 Euro for booking tickets on such a short notice.
The way up to the castle:
Depending on our schedule there are 3 possibilities to get to the entrance:
- by foot, by carriage or by shuttle bus
- Availability of carriage and shuttle bus limited or not available due to season
While touring the castle:
- The tour will take about 35 – 45 minutes
- Big bags, suitcases and back packs are not allowed.
- please note: you will visit several floors and will have to manage several stairs
- there is absolutely no filming and taking pictures within the castle
*includes pick up at an address in the city area of Munich, all transfers during the tour, drop off at an address of your choice in the city area of Munich
*Price does not include ticket fee for the castle tour, carriage or shuttle to the castle and all other activities of your choice
**Prices include 19% VAT
|Kind of tour: private day tour up to 8 guests|
|Duration: up to 10 hours|
|Destination: Neuschwanstein Castle|
|Recommended time of departure: 08:00h / 09:00h at the latest from Munich City|
|Estimated driving time to destination: 2 hours from Munich to parking lot|
|Included services: Pick up at your address in Munich – transfer to
and at destination – all parking and toll fees – transfer back to your destination in Munich
|Recommended apparel: depending on forecast, strong footgear|
Price for this tour:
|780,00 Euro* up to 10 hours – price valid for up to 3 passengers **|
|20,00 Euro* for each additional person – up to 8 passengers ** Prolongation 90,00 € per hour or part thereof|