About Neuschwanstein Castle
Fussen, Germany 20 87645
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Neuschwanstein Castle was very expensive to build, much of this going towards the theatrical opulence of the interior. For example, the King’s master suite took ten years to complete and is adorned with detailed hand-carved wood. There is also a Singers’ Hall for performances, as the king was a huge admirer of Richard Wagner.
There are classic views of Neuschwanstein Castle from the Marienbrücke. This is a popular photo taking spot, although the bridge can be quite crowded with other picture takers. The castle offers good views of the surrounding countryside as well.
From Munich, there is a train to Fusen, then there is a tour bus catching you to there, the ticket price is 9 Euro/person.
72 miles southwest of Munich. At the end of romantic road, from Augsburg, take B17 to Schwangau. Follow the signs to the castles.
First To Review: Anthony M.
Oct 31, 2009
It's well worth a visit, but in some ways the view of the castle is the best part. So make sure you visit the older nearby Neuschwanstein castle too. It's older and more "authentic" and you can look back at Neuschwanstein. And if you have time, hike up the mountain behind the castle for a great view, ... and then take the gondola down. (Hope it's still there, anyway.) You might also enjoy biking or walking in the quiet countryside around the castles. Many years ago I stayed in the Hotel Weinbauer in Schwangau, about 3 miles away below the castle. Check it out. It's been operating for hundreds of years, and it's still going strong.
Oct 9, 2011
I have been there several times. It must be one of Germany's top attractions and it is well worth your time. But of course it is a modern structure, not a real castle -- nevertheless it comes with a great story. The views are wonderful. It come out of an age when very rich people could afford and great display -- that could not be maintained, and therefore ended up open to the public. There is something similar in Kassel, Germany. The water park there was built as a private folly, but ended up in public hands. Sometimes the poor do benefit from the follies of the rich.
Mar 15, 2009
Plan ahead and make sure you keep a full day aside to visit. This out of the way castle is worth seeing as are the palace and the parents castle just a short distance away. If travelling by train, look up the schedule as there are no main lines (all secondary = only a few trains a day). If travelling by car in the high season, have patience...many tourist and many single lane roads. Make sure you have good footware and the hike up can be a challange for some. Horse carts are available for those who wish to pay. If in the area, a must see.
Nov 18, 2010
I have always excited to see a href=" http://www.europevoyage.net/neuschwanstein-castle-bavaria-germany.html"Neuschwanstein castle Bavaria Germany/a for so many years. It was stunningly beautiful as I have expected, just like a castles in fairy tale. The castle was having all conveniences which were very modern, we didn't spent more time in the castle but I wish next time I would surely spent whole day in it. We also get amazing shots of the fantastic views of the castle. It is the only place in Germany which I always would like to see and explore.
Mar 26, 2009
The town of Schwangau and the scenery around the castle are just as magnificent as the castle itself. Splurge for the horse drawn carriage on the way up! The tour of the castle itself is not very long, since many of the rooms were left unfinished at the time of Ludwig's death in 1886. It's nice, though, that photographs are allowed inside the castle as long as the pictures are of the outside (though the windows). There are many picturesque opportunities to photograph the surrounding mountain and valleys.