Neuschwanstein castle

The fairytale castle of King Ludwig II is one of the most famous sights in the world. It stands high up on the rock, surrounded by striking mountains and charming lakes. It is a place of longing for people from many nations.

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Starting point

Halblech is only 11 km away.
Schloss Neuschwanstein im Allgäu Wanderurlaub

Way to the castle

By bus or car to Hohenschwangau.

You pick up the tickets in the ticket center. Hohenschwangau Castle is close to the ticket center.

  • To Neuschwanstein Castle ... go on foot (approx. 40 minutes),
  • with the carriage to just under the castle
  • or use the bus service (drive to Marienbrücke, from there 10 minutes on foot).
Schloss Neuschwanstein mit Blick auf die Gemeinde Halblech

Mary bridge

We recommend after the tour to walk to the Marienbrücke (Mary bridge).

• From there you will see Neuschwanstein Castle, the lake area up to Halblech – a tremendous and unforgettable view.

• Please note: because of essential renovation work, the bridge might be closed until Oktober 2022.


Pöllat Gorge

The hiking trail through the Pöllat Gorge is newly renovated and particularly impressive. The Pöllat Gorge is not accessible in winter. According to information from the Tourist Information Office in Schwangau, the Pöllat Gorge is currently closed due to the risk of rock falls.

Our tip for a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle

Pre-reservation for a guided tour is recommended

Castles Information & Service

The pre-reservation will avoid waiting in the long queues at the castle ticket office.

Click here for online booking up to two days in advance. Reservation by telephone

00 49 83 62/93 08 30 is possible one day before the desired tour.

• The castles can only be visited as part of a guided tour.

You will find more informations to tickets and opening times here

Viewing platform in front of Neuschwanstein Castle:
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