Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Hohenschwangau

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Explore the history of King Ludwig II through objects, stories, and interactive media stations at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, just below the Neuschwanstein Castle. You'll see the travel kit of King Maximilian II, the entire collection of royal porcelain, and the original coat of King Ludwig II. The Hall of the Royal Castles presents the history and lineage of the Bavarian monarchy, while offering a view of the Hohenschwangau castle and the lake Alpsee. If you're also visiting the Neuschwanstein castle, save money with a combo ticket. See Museum of the Bavarian Kings and all Hohenschwangau has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hohenschwangau vacation planner.
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  • The Museum is not too large, but it is well structured and prepared and the history of Bavaria. Kings very well prepared. Here, you can neutralize something the kitsch of Neuschwanstein and learns more about the Kingdom of Bavaria.
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  • The Museum makes the couple with a guided tour of the castles, which is no big deal, a Museum, and without some kind of riches on display. Let's say that in Italy and in France there are many who are certainly higher.
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  • See once. The history of the family is counted up to our days. Too little old objects of the family. Dictaphone very well. Few people not to say anybody. Very good reception.
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  • This place is good but not great. It has a small collection of items from 19th century Bavarian royalty. What they do well is explain the history of the royal family in great detail which is a great intro if you plan on touring the two castles nearby. Good as a starting point for a full tour but it's not the Louvre.
  • Very static, boring with zero interactivity. It would be better to watch a YouTube walk through. Disappointing beyond belief. Save your time and money. Avoid.
  • Lots of information. The audio guide was informative but it would have been nice if the entire experience was more interactive
  • great place, ideal complement to the visit of Ludwig's castles. It takes at least a couple of hours to visit it so it is better, for example, 'to do' a castle and the museum the first day, and the next day the other castle. Very good documentation about the history of Wittelsbach family and their relation to Bavaria and Germany history. Many informations about Ludwig but not limited to him, I discovered a lot of interesting things about Prince Rupprecht and his family. In my opinion a visit to Munich's Residenz and its Schatzkammer should be planned in order to fully understand the history and life environment of Bavarian Kings. Very easy access with ramps and large parking space.
  • Suprising, fantastic, and had beautiful interior architecture. A great place to warm up a bit while in the area and learn a bit more about the regal history of Bavaria than what they teach you in the castle tours.
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