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Schloss Hohenschwangau, Hohenschwangau

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A 19th-century palace, Schloss Hohenschwangau served as the childhood home of King Ludwig II. The castle was built on the site of a ruined fortress and quickly became a favorite hunting residence for the royal family. The interior of the palace contains numerous grand halls. They've largely been left in the state the royals would have enjoyed, with ornate period furniture and lavish wall murals. Many sections of the castle are open to visitors, but you need to make prior arrangements for a guided tour. You can arrive for your tour in royal style: A horse carriage starts at the ticket office in the village below the palace. Check online for tour options. See Schloss Hohenschwangau and all Hohenschwangau has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hohenschwangau travel itinerary planner.
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  • Hohenschwangau Castle was a property used as a summer and hunting retreat. It was never intended to house large numbers of guests and has a floor plan to match this personal and homely requirement. Ou...  more »
  • Not only are the von Bayern / Wittelbach family very interesting but at Schloss Hohenschwangau you have a chance to see up close how they lived in a beautifully preserved palace. We have visited sever...  more »
  • We feel we would have gotten more from our visit if the tour guide was easier to understand. Also they didn't offer the devices used in Neuschwanstein castle to amplify the voice, which are helpful wh...  more »
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  • Really nice castle! The visits are really well organized and planned. I really like the fact that they guide you trough the castle, instead of letting you wander around. This castle is much more "human" than Neuschwanstein, with a great view and light rooms. They've kept it like it was 150 years ago and it really seems the Kings and families still live there.
  • This is a beautiful castle. As one would expect, it is extremely old and has had some maintenance done to it. The collection of, for lack of a better word, stuff is amazing. There is of course artwork and sculptures, but there is also beautifully ornate desks and tables. The entirety of the space that is open to the tours is like a museum.
  • Really liked this one, you could really imagine someone living in this castle, and it is perfectly preserved as it was when they did. Had a little trouble finding the entrance when getting there right as it opened, and ended up going up and down twice to go through a small door on the side of the courtyard that looked like nothing, but opened at 9:00. Still worth it.
  • Very lovely interiors. We had a wonderful guide. If you have time after the main castle it is worth visiting. Just be sure to avoid the lines and reserve your tickets ahead of time on the web!
  • A castle just out of a fairy tale. it is near the castle that inspired Walt Disney to create its own, located near a beautiful lake with splendid sightseeing locations.