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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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  • We visited the castle in combination with Neuschwanstein and it was a nice combo to see the connection between the two. Groups are smaller and tours more personal (without security personnel, micropho...  more »
  • We were there early because we knew that in the morning the buses with the tourists arrive. Good time is 09:30 first intake. Who later comes will regret it because snakes formed quickly and to be reckoned with long waiting times. The early bird also applies to ticket sales in the village in case of
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  • Schloss Hohenschwangau is defiantly a must see attraction. Though, there are quite a lot of climbing/hike to make your way up to with castle but it's all worth it when you ended up with amazing view.  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.