By Rick Steves
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In Rick Steves Tour: Neuschwanstein Castle and a Bit of Bavaria, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle – including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for-all for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way.
Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves Tour: Neuschwanstein Castle and a Bit of Bavaria is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone.
Neuschwanstein Castle and a Bit of Bavaria
Orientation to Neuschwanstein castle
Map: King’s Castles Area
The Tour Begins
More Sights near Neuschwanstein Castle
Orientation to Füssen
Sights in and near Füssen
Sleeping and Eating in Füssen
More Bavarian Sights
Europe’s most spectacular castle lies 80 miles southwest of Munich. Perched dramatically on a hill, with its proud white turrets, it’s impressive inside and out. This chapter focuses on seeing Neuschwanstein Castle (noy-SHVAHN-shtine) on a day trip, either on your own or with a tour. I also cover nearby options: the equally historic Hohenschwangau Castle (hoh-en-SHVAHN-gow) and short hikes with great alpine scenery.
With more time, you can stay overnight in the nearby town of Füssen and explore more of Bavaria—a picturesque land of cute villages, painted buildings shared by cows and farmers, and locals who still yodel when they’re happy.
Cost: €13 for timed-entry ticket, €25 “Königsticket” combo-ticket includes Hohenschwangau Castle (described on here), €31.50 “Schwanenticket” adds the Museum of the Bavarian Kings (see here). Free for kids under age 18 (with an adult).
Hours and Entry Times: The ticket center is open daily (7:30-17:00, mid-Oct-March 8:30-15:30). The first castle tour of the day departs at 9:00 (10:00 off-season); the last tour departs at 17:00 (15:30 off-season).
Information: Tel. 08362/930-830, www.hohenschwangau.de.
Reservations: It’s smart to reserve ahead, particularly for holidays and weekends during peak season (June-Oct—book a week ahead for July-Aug). Reservations cost €1.80 per ticket and must be made online at least two days in advance (no later than 15:00 local time). You must pick up reserved tickets an hour before your appointed entry time, as it takes a while to get from the ticket office up to the castles. If you’re late, you may have to rebook for a later slot.
Without a Reservation: A percentage of castle tickets are set aside for in-person purchase; arrive by 11:00 to beat the crowd. During August, the busiest month, tickets for English tours can run out by noon.
Reserve Neuschwanstein entrance ahead, then pick up your timed-entry ticket there.
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- Jul 30, 2019
- Page Count
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- Rick Steves