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Schloss Hohenschwangau, Hohenschwangau

Must see · Castle · Architectural Building
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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  • Let's be real: everyone's come to Fussen to see Neuschwanstein, but you should not miss Hehnschwangau while you're here! This palace is actually far more historical, Neuschwanstein was never really.....  more »
  • On everyone's bucket list should be a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein but also Schloss Hohenscwangau. We were unable to get a tour inside of Neuschwanstein due to COVID-19 restrictions, but was able.....  more »
  • The guide we had was knowledgeable and all but got fidgety when was asked about WC facilities Poor !  more »
  • Worth visiting, a short hike up the hill. It's a much smaller castle compared to neuschweinstein castle. Weather in September is amazing to visit. The view around is breathtaking.
  • Great castle of Bavarian kings. Much more interesting and impressive on the inside so definitely get a guided tour. Furthermore the views from it are simply breathtaking.
  • Magnificent nature around. The castle is worth seeing, together with king Ludwig's story, even though it's not that ancient. Better reach there with a tour. There are some great choices.
  • This is a wonderful castle to visit! The only way to see the inside is with a guided tour. I did the tour and its pretty short, but you learn some of the history of the castle and the interior is beautiful! Sadly, you are not allowed to tale photos. Also, if you are interested in the guided tour, I recommend booking online. You can buy tickets the day of, but you have to wait in a long line and usually the next available tour is in 3-4 hours.
  • Fantastic Bavarian Romantic castle near Fussen. Must visit its worth it to see both castles. Access is easy but there are steps inside the castle. Picture perfect. Love it! Easy to get to by bus from Fussen. Bus 78 the best.

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