Neuschwanstein Castle Excursion from Munich

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Germany, Bayern, Munich

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  • 9 hours
  • Munich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Leave Munich behind on this 9-hour tour to Neuschwanstein Castle. After a two-hour train or bus journey, take in the idyllic splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau and the castle. Your guide will share stories about the construction and the surrounding areas. Choose to spend your free time either exploring the inside of Neuschwanstein Castle (own expense) or roam the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. This tour includes transportation and your guide for the day.


  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Munich Central Station, Bayerstrasse 10A, 80335 Munich, Bavaria Germany

Meet your guide at Munich Hauptbahnof (main train station) and jump on the train for a two-hour scenic journey through the Bavarian countryside.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pöllat Waterfall, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

See the stunning Pöllat waterfall and enjoy some amazing views of the Hohenschwangau Castle.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Marienbrücke, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

Walk along the Marienbrücke (Queen Mary's Bridge) and take in some postcard-perfect views of the Bavarian countryside and the Neuschwanstein Castle. As you cross the bridge, your tour guide will tell you how this castle became the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria Germany

Take in the splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau and the neighboring castle of Neuschwanstein as you discuss the famous Lohengrin legend while overlooking the "Alpsee."

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neuschwanstein Castle, Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

Walk into the castle’s courtyard, as your guide tells you about King Ludwig II, who designed Neuschwanstein. Among the stories you'll hear about are the life and passions of Ludwig II, Ludwig’s mysterious death, the Swan King, the Marienbrücke, Hohenschwangau Castle (only from outside), the Pöllat waterfall gorge, Ludwig’s patronage of Richard Wagner, and much more.

You'll also learn about the historical significance of the castle itself, its architecture and its World Heritage candidature.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Neuschwanstein Castle Viewpoint, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

After that, your guide will give you 35 minutes to either take a tour of the inside of the castle (additional cost of €13.5) or explore the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Munich Central Station, Bayerstrasse 10A, 80335 Munich, Bavaria Germany

Your day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle finishes back in Munich Hauptbahnof.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Local guide
  • Return train or bus ticket from Munich

  • Entrance fee for a tour inside the castle (approx. €12 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember to wear decent footwear for the uphill walks
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 9 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Entrance for a 35-minute tour inside the castle is an additional €13.5
  • This tour returns to Munich at 6.30pm in winter and 7.00pm during summer
  • Children under 3 are welcome on this tour for free
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please keep in mind that if you're travelling during the summer months, it's very likely that your return tickets will be by bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Munich Central Station, Bayerstraße 10A, 80335 München, Germany

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 17 Dec 2019 -

Warren N

The trip to the castle was fantastic. Taking in the Bavarian castle from the train and the snow covered alps in the distance. We start to learn about Ludwig and his unbelievable life - from his fascination with Wagner to the incredible castles he built. We had a fabulous day. Our guide Patrick was a brilliant storyteller and also looked after us the whole day - even offering dining suggestions for after the trip. A fantastic day seeing this fairy tale castle and discovering its history

Image - 25 Nov 2019 -


Worth the organized tour. We were going to do this in our own, but after using this service, we realized it was invaluable. Travel convenience and the information provided. A guide is so worth it.

Image - 28 Oct 2019 -

Elena P

Had a wonderful tour day! Well organized from the meeting point and time to the complete day. Juan Carlos was great, very helpful with us seniors and very knowledgeable. Gave us the whole story and just all around great guide. Very recommendable, we took it in Spanish, so go for it!!!!

Image - 21 Oct 2019 -


This is a nice tour. Our guide Patrick was well versed in the history which kept in enjoying. Patrick even took time with us and suggested a restaurant in Munich.

Image - 18 Oct 2019 -


Patrick is the BEST tour guide, give him a raise, you won't find a better guide anywhere. He made this day absolutely special, getting us all on trains and buses and at the best photo stops on time and telling us the fascinating story of eccentric King Ludwig. Loved it. Met great people. I was there in autumn and the trees are possibly more beautiful than the castle.

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