Skip The Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Hohenschwangau

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Destination: Germany, Bayern, Hohenschwangau

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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Hohenschwangau
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  • Non-Cancellable


Enjoy Neuschwanstein Castle on our tour from Hohenschwangau with an informative guide to visit the popular Neuschwanstein Castle (the inspiration for Disney castle). (With Skip the Line service you don’t have to worry about waiting for hours to get tickets or tickets are sold out when you arrive). You are picked up at Hohenschwangau village. First, we take the shuttle bus to Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke) for some amazing pictures, then we walk to Neuschwanstein (the fairy tale castle) with a tour inside. Know more about the Swan King (Ludwig II) king of Bavaria (1864-1886). And the history of Neuschwanstein Castle (was built 1869-1886).

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Alpseestraße, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

The meeting point is at P3 in Hohenschwangau at 9:10 am. GPS (Alpseestrasse 1, 87645 Hohenschwangau). Please wait next to the P3 sign. Your guide will meet you there. By Bus from Füssen: take bus 78 to Hohenschwangau and the bus will stop just across from the meeting point.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, 87645 Schwangau, Bavaria Germany

Visit the popular Neuschwanstein Castle on this guided, 2 1/2-hour tour from Hohenschwangau. This “skip-the-line” ticket allows for quick access to the inside of the medieval masterpiece for a guided walking tour. Neuschwanstein Castle was one of three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and would eventually become the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s movie Sleeping Beauty. Once you are at the castle, your guide will say goodbye to let you enjoy the inside of the castle on your own after giving you many recommendations to what to do afterward.
Like a leisurely stroll around scenic Lake Alpsee and enjoy the rest of your day.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by shuttle bus to Mary's Bridge (as long as the bus is operating and the bridge is open)
  • Skip the line service for the castle tickets
  • Tickets to Neuschwanstein castle
  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Neuschwanstein
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good walking shoes required
  • In harsh weather conditions the bus to Marienbrücke might not be operating and you'll have to walk to the castle
  • Participants must be able to walk up and downhill as well as stairs
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Alpseestraße 1, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

Departure Time

9:10 AM

Return Details

Neuschwanstein Castle, Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 to 3 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

George B

26 Sep, 2017

This is a must see castle! All the programs I watched prior to coming do not give it justice. Not just the architecture, but the surroundings makes Neuschwanstein one of the wonders of the world.

Donna W

01 Jun, 2017

So glad we booked a Skip the Line! Our tour guide, Pete, promptly met us in Fussen and gave us lots of information about the region and the castle prior to arriving at the castle. Pete had the timing down to a science so we saw the castle from a distance spectacular view! and arrived at the castle at the exact time we were scheduled to enter. Because the tour of the castle involved some walking to get there, Pete offered us different alternatives to make the trip less strenuous.This is great tour since Ludvig the II is such a huge part of the history of the region. The tour of the castle was well managed so you moved from room to room in groups according to your audio guide, but never felt crowded. A well spent afternoon seeing the opulence and beauty of a summer home of royalty.

Tom W

31 Oct, 2016

This was a great tour. This place is packed and we would never have gotten tickets. Our host was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Rick S

29 Sep, 2016

I was able to snag this tour on the morning of the day before thanks to La Vacanza Travel. European Castle Tours do this one daily and the guide Amir was very knowledgeable and made the tour much more enjoyable by embellishing the history of the local area and the castles for us before the basic castle tour began. The castle tour proper is 30 minutes of regimented groups being driven through the construct like cattle, but the castle itself is definitely worth a visit and has some impressive features. European Castle Tours picked us up directly from their Fussen right near the train station which was very convenient and quickly and efficiently got us past the lines of tourist waiting to buy tickets and gain access. We were able to get to all the places of interest without any great hassle and although at times it felt a little hurried, that is because the basic Castle tour is scheduled in 30 minute slots or herds if you like -, the overall experience was a great one with no time wasted hanging around.
On the whole a great experience and fast booking by La Vacanza Travel meant that us without any pre-planning we were able to get to see the castle the next day even though Suzanne of Suzanne's B and B had told us that there were no castle tours from Fussen and hadn't been any for some 10-15 years. She offered to help us get that one sorted by hiring a car from an acquaintance of hers for the day...etc.etc. Nice place to stay, but plan ahead. Apparently the locals are quick to capitalise on unwary travelers!

Kevin L

25 Sep, 2016

We had an amazing tour! Peter was very good and funny..made us feel so relaxed! The castle is so beautiful!! The tour inside exceeded my expectations for sure! Took a horse and carriage ride back down...was very nice. We have booked La Vacanza Travel for most of our tours when we travel and have not been disappointed once!! Highly recommend them!!

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Valley views

The view across the valley from Neuschwanstein Castle balcony to Hohenschwangau Castle


Towers just before the entrance

No photography is allowed inside the castle which is why you don't see any published here normally.
But the queue starts here.


Castle from Marys Bridge

First stop before the castle tour proper


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