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Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schwangau

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Looking like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Schloss Neuschwanstein stands perched on a mountain cliff. King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned this 19th-century palace. He paid for it out of his personal fortune rather than from public funds. It was intended as a refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then, more than 60 million people have visited, drawn by the picturesque location and romantic design. Constructed under the direction of architect Eduard Riedel, the building embodies the architectural fashion known as castle romanticism. You'll also note that it embraces Ludwig II's immoderate enthusiasm for the operas of his close friend Richard Wagner. Check the weather conditions before you plan your trip; misty conditions and rain often reduce visibility to almost zero at those heights. You can buy tickets online or at the ticket center in the village below the castle. PutSchloss Neuschwanstein into our Schwangau trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Worth the long steep climb! The journey is on a road (shared with horse drawn carriages for those who decide not to climb on foot) through tall trees with views of the castle now and then. At the... 
    Worth the long steep climb! The journey is on a road (shared with horse drawn carriages for those who decide not to climb on foot) through tall trees with views of the castle now and then. At the...  more »
  • Well worth the visit, but you need to be reasonably fit to walk up to it - and above it for fantastic views down to it. The tour is a bit brief, but fascinating. And don't miss out on the other... 
    Well worth the visit, but you need to be reasonably fit to walk up to it - and above it for fantastic views down to it. The tour is a bit brief, but fascinating. And don't miss out on the other...  more »
  • Over rated. They rush you round in 30 minutes. Guide is pre-recorded and you don't get enough time to listen before we were moved on to the next room. Certainly not enough time to look at the room... 
    Over rated. They rush you round in 30 minutes. Guide is pre-recorded and you don't get enough time to listen before we were moved on to the next room. Certainly not enough time to look at the room...  more »
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  • Great enjoyment for everyone. Architecture, history, views, so much for the entire family to see. Spent the day walking around the castle and the area. A very unique experience. Take your time walking the paths and experience this beautiful castle from its many angles. The strolls through the "back" areas are well worth the walk.
  • A great experience! It’s a quick tour but walking around the castle is awesome too!!! Try and get there early to catch a horse and carriage ride up and make sure to take the trails for a little walk behind the castle; you will see some beautiful scenery as well as great views of the castle. Speaking of great views, make sure you stop on the flats below the castle! Absolutely beautiful! If your in Bavaria you must stop at Neuschwanstein. It’s tourist law:)
  • This place was beautiful inside and out! I though the way the interior was decorated was actually slightly more ornate, unique, and decorative / beautiful than some parts of the Versailles Palace. I would definitely recommend this place. Park in P4 lot if you can and are planning to take the shuttle bus up since it leaves from there. Parking and the bus are both an additional fee of course. Loved this castle!
  • Very scenic and iconic castle. The reasonably priced tour is a must-do on your Bavarian vacation. Do your research and purchase tickets in advance if possible. You will save a lot of time. There will be a lot of walking uphill, wear comfortable walking shoes. Schwangau Germany is a perfect little tourist town.
  • Disgusting treatment from their staff. 1 star is a generous review. They don't disclose their terms at the ticket sales, and refuse to refund the ticket. They make you line up squashed together, ride in the cart and the bus together, then DEMAND you wear a mask. They refused to accept a medical exemption or even look at it. They lack common sense and any type of customer service. I've spent a month in Germany, attending several tours, flown with four airlines and countless public transport in BAVARIA and this is the only place that continues to enforce RIDICULOUS AND UNREASONABLE terms. Although I have done this tour before, this time was underwhelming, it's pretty clear they lost their good staff. The attendant brought me to tears as was an absolute disaster of a person to deal with. Do I recommend this place? No. Based on my experience today this place is discriminating to disabled without disclose at their ticket office and lack any form of human empathy and refused to refund us. You're better off walking around and getting nice pictures from outside. Do not recommend.

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