Take a trip to the Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps and discover the fables and legends hidden in the spectacular fortress which inspired Walt Disney to create his own fairytale castles.
Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip
The tour meets in the Munich Hauptbahnhof station, where we will take a train to the south of Bavaria, admiring the idyllic Bavarian Alps on the way, and discovering legends about the region...
We arrive at Füssen, and from there take a bus to Hohenschwangau: a mountain town where King Ludwig II grew up, the man who ordered the construction of the Neuschwanstein castle, "Schloss Neuschwanstein" in German. Here we begin the climb to the castle, found at the end of a winding road leading you to the top of a hill, each step a trip back in time and a step towards the fairytale land that inspired the Walt Disney castle.
As we get close, the silhouette of the fairytale castle will slowly come into focus between the trees, and we'll head straight to either a viewpoint or the famous Mary's Bridge (the latter is closed in winter), to get some fantastic panoramic views of the castle.
During the tour, we will discover the secrets of a building which inspired Walt Disney to design sleeping beauty's castle. Passing through the halls, we will discover the fables and anecdotes of one of the most magical buildings in Europe, including the story of Ludwig II, the 'Mad King' whose fascination with fantasy castles almost brought him to ruin.
Having enjoyed some free time in the Neuschwanstein castle we will begin our return journey to Munich, where we will arrive at about 7 pm.
Complete your experience
If seeing one incredible castle isn't enough for you, why not complete your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle with a trip to explore Linderhof Palace as well on our Excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace.
Tickets to the Neuschwanstein castle (€13.50 per adult and €2 for under 14s) are not included in the price of the excursion and should be purchased directly at the ticket offices on the day of the tour.
- In December, due to the large number of tourists, the tour may be carried out on a bus to ensure the comfort of the passengers.
Change of Itinerary
- From the 2nd of January 20202, this tour takes place by bus instead of train. The tour meets at the Munich central station at 9 am and from there we'll head to the picturesque village of Hohenschwangau for 11:30. Following a brief stop, we'll continue on to Marienbrück, then making our way to Neuschwanstein castle. Then with the having visited the fairytale castle, we'll pass through the Pollack Gorge (only in summer) and arrive at Füssen. We'll take a 45 minute guided tour of the area, and you'll have an hour of free time to eat lunch.
- Finally, at 5:30 pm we'll leave Füssen behind, heading back to the Bavarian capital, arriving at the central station around 7:30 pm.
|Adults||Students||Children under 14|
Children under 14US$ 27.7
The tour is exclusively in English.
Return transport by train or bus.
English speaking guide during the tour.
Entry to the castle (Adults €13.50, children under 14, €2).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Munich local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Munich Hauptbahnhof Station