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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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  • This castle lies just few meters away from the ticket center and it is better to visit this before Neuschwanstein. It gives the necessary background of Ludwigs history. Many of the rooms were closed, ...  more »
  • Compete with standing near Nojshvanshtajnom difficult, but Hohenschwangau no problems cope with this task. I most enjoy visiting it in winter, but in summer the Castle and attracts large numbers of tourists from all countries. Take a tour and visit the castle-the decoration of the rooms impresses with its magnificence. In summer, weather permitting, the number of visitors exceeds the limit, so to enjoy the Castle, better still to come in the winter or late fall. Clothing and footwear must be relevant-in the mountains is usually cooler.
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  • Beautiful castle to complement the visit. Is an input double when it purchases by internet. Walking ascent is by a small very nice, easy to walk. There is no cafeteria, only machines coffee and water, Basle.
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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.