NEUSCHWANSTEIN

NEUSCHWANSTEIN AND HOHENSCHWANGAU CASTLES

 

The Alp’s Bavarian fairy tale castle. The castle made famous all over the world by Walt Disney film “The Sleeping Beauty ".

Neuschwanstein, built by King Ludwig II in 1869, overlooks the villages of Füssen and Schwangau from a height of 965 metres. The magnificent surrounding landscape is characterised by an abundance of lakes, among which, the small Alpsee stands out for its rare beauty.

 

 

The richly furnished interior rooms are a tribute to the musical genius of Richard Wagner.

 

 The magnificent surrounding landscape is characterised by an abundance of lakes

 

MARIENBRUCKE AND TAGELBERRGBAHN

To enjoy a splendid view of the castle, it is recommended to reach the Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge), so called in honour of Queen Mary, Ludwig II’s mother, who is suspended above the Pöllat gorge.

 

If you are looking for a panoramic and less touristy hiking trail, the trail starts over the Marienbrucke bridge and reaches the top of Tegelbergkopf. This peak was supposed to be the site of construction of a grand new castle for Ludwig, which was designed but never started.

 

Continuing on up you arrive almost to the top of Tegelbergkopf, where you will find the cable car and panoramic restaurant. Taking the cable car will return you to the valley.

Tegelbergbahn cable car valley station is connected to the castle car parks by a convenient cycle and pedestrian path.

 

CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS

"Biking in the mornig from Fussen to the Neuschwanstein castle. Drinking a good local beer in the "Schlossbrauhaus Schwangau" .

 

 

 


WHAT TO VISIT IN THE NEUSCHWANSTEIN AREA AND IN THE REGION

 

AROUND THE CASTLE:

1. Visit the Neuschwanstein castle an icon of the Alps and the Hohenschwangau castle.

2. Walk around the Schwansee and Alpsee lakes.

4. Rent a smal boat on the romantic Alpsee, 

3. Take a selfie with the castle from the Marienbrucke bridge.

 

IN THE NEARBY REGION

1. Reach the top of Tegelbergkopf, by foot or cable car.

2. Enjoy a local beer with the view of the castle in the Schlossbrauhaus Schwangau.

3. Visit the historical Fussen and its Monastery.

4. Spent a day of sport and relax at the Forggensee.

5. Get on board of the both that connect the Heiterwanger see and Plansee lakes, to discover the wild nature of this area.

 

WHEN TO VISIT THE NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

 

We spent beautiful days in this area during Summer and also in October.

We suggest a visit from April to October, but also in winter this landscape with snow is fantastic.

 

The visit of the castles is permited with a guide only:

 

Opening: The ticket office is located at the foot of the castle and is open from 8am to 5pm (April-Mid-October) and from 9am to 3pm (Mid-October-March).

Closing: 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December

 

Directions: Train to Füssen + bus to ticket office + ascent to castle on foot (approx. 40 minutes), bus or coach (with the  Bus only to the Marienbrucke, then 15min on foot).

Tickets: To avoid queues at Neuschwanstein, especially on bridges and public holidays, we recommend booking your ticket online. 

 


WHERE TO SLEEP IN THE NEUSCHWANSTEIN AREA - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

Neuschwanstein offers hotels and holiday houses. It is possible to find easly an accomodation in the city of Fussen or in the other panoramic villages of the area.

 

Thanks to pictures, facilities informations and reviews, You can check easly the availability of Hotels, B&B and Holiday Houses in the area of Fussen and book the best solution for You, using this link:

 

BOOKING - HOTELS B&B HOLIDAY HOUSES IN FUSSEN - NEUSCHWANSTEIN


HOW TO GET TO THE NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE


The Neuschwanstein castel is located in Germany few km from Fussen in the Allgau region, part of the German Bavarian Swabia.

Fussen is well connected and accessible by pubblic transport. It easly reachble by car from Austria and Germany.

 

The visitors of the castles can park the car close to the castles ticket office and tourist center, but we suggest to rent a bike in Fussen.

The Hohenschwangau castle entrance is close to the ticket office (20 min by foot.). The Neuschwanstein castle is on the top of the hill, by foot minimum 40 min.

Shuttle bus service is available from the the parking area to the Marienbrucke only. By bike is possible to reach the  Marienbrucke only, then it is necessary to walk 15min (respect the indication on site). 

 

FLIGHT CONNECTIONS: Check here for your flight on: 

FMM - Allgau airport  1,00h

FDH - Bodensee airport 1,30h

MUC - Munchen airport  2,00h

 


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