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. By using our Hohenschwangau trip website , you can arrange your visit to Schloss Hohenschwangau and other attractions in Hohenschwangau.
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  • We went to this castle, because we missed the cutoff date to reserve tickets to the far more known castle 40 minutes up the mountain. Fortunately, it was off peak hours and we were there early enough ...  more »
  • Characteristic castle with yellow colour with walls. The guided tour takes place with Audioguide. Fast enough to reach from the ticket office, it also offers a small panoramic view of the valley. Too bad that inside you can not take pictures (strange for a castle).
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  • In general, I am even ready to recommend my experience- to come to see Neuschwanstein from the outside, and Hoeshwangau from the inside. It is faster and more convenient to climb up to the castle than to the more famous neighbor. And tickets can always be purchased. The group was not very large. All were given audio guides (the group was only representatives of Russia and China), and we quite calmly bypassed the entire exhibition. The narrative was built very well, everything was interconnected. And, perhaps, the best thing is that the voice in the audio guide is not unnecessarily. The information was just right. In each room literally 2-3 minutes of useful information. Even my daughter liked it. She then asked for something else to resemble an audio guide, but the next experience at Nymphenburg in Munich was much worse. There was a "charmer" in every room for 10 minutes.
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  • Love castle. Worth a visit. I would advise people to book tickets in advance. Also ensure there is sufficient time to walk as the walk to the castle is about 40 minutes. There is a great place to drink beer and eat very close to the castle. I believe they also have rooms.
  • A nice pretty castle worth visiting. A guided tour will take about 30 min, a walk up to the castle about 20-30 if not to hurry. Pretty views from the top. Note that pictures are not allowed inside the castles here. Also you'll have a ticket with a certain time, it will be accepted with the scanning device only when it hits that time. It is better not to be late for the tour.
  • Incredibly beautiful. The grounds have a number of paths available with great views of the lake and the castles. The walk up on the stairs was steep, but a wider and easier path is available behind the castle.
  • Its a good castle to visit and a very detailed guided tour. The tour is quite well organized with specific timings for everyone. So if you are in a group, please ensure that you all get the same time slot. The castle is beautifully decorated with paintings depicting the lifestyle and history of bavarian kings and their family.
  • We arrived here by the car early morning. It was a success case. We had no problem with the parking. But we got a little troubles with toilets. They open only at 8-00 a.m. :) . This castle was a summer residential for the Bavarian King. There is an interesting audio excursion.
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