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Neuschwanstein Castle - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Neuschwanstein Castle

19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of the German composer Richard Wagner. The castle was intended as a home for the king until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. The Castle consists of several individual structures that were erected over a length of 150 meters on top of a cliff ridge. The elongate building is furnished with

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Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle

1.03km from Neuschwanstein Castle

The childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, built by his father King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the German village of Hohenschwangau. Hohenschwangau was the official summer and hunting residence of Maximilian, his wife Marie of Prussia, and their two sons Ludwig (the later King Ludwig II of Bavaria) and Otto (the later King Otto I of Bavaria).

Linderhof Palace

Linderhof Palace

15.91km from Neuschwanstein Castle

Smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. The gardens surrounding Linderhof Palace are considered one of the most beautiful creations of historicist garden design.



23.32km from Neuschwanstein Castle

At 2,962 m (9,718 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Germany. Austria–Germany border runs over its western summit. South of the mountain is a high karst plateau with numerous caves and on the flanks of the Zugspitze are three glaciers, including the two largest in Germany. Three cable cars run to the top of the Zugspitze.

Ettal Abbey

Ettal Abbey

25.95km from Neuschwanstein Castle

A Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal. The Abbey is one of the largest Benedictine houses and is a major attraction. The monastery runs a brewery, a distillery, a bookstore, an art publishing house, a hotel, a cheese factory joint venture, and several smaller companies.



30.09km from Neuschwanstein Castle

A 1,780 metres (5,840 ft) mountain peak near Germany- Austrian border. The mountain is s dominated by calcareous rocks and the summit is crowned by grasslands.

Große Arnspitze

Große Arnspitze

40.34km from Neuschwanstein Castle

The Große Arnspitze is the highest peak in the Arnspitze Group in the Wettersteingebirge mountains. It is located west of Scharnitz in Austria. The border between Germany and Austria runs over its summit.The normal climbing route, runs from Scharnitz westwards and below the Ahrntalköpfle to the Riedberg. Below this mountain the path bends to the southwest from the Arnspitzhütte, whence it heads northwest to the summit.

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.

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What Visitors Say About Neuschwanstein Castle


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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew

Crossed off a big item from bucket list thanks to Anna and @myrexicon. The castle is just as majestic as it looks in the pictures. 

We reached early since we did not purchase the tickets online. Brought the tickets for 1.5 hours later and roamed around the castle and at the marienbruck- the bridge that offers incredible views of the castle. The view is just Incredible, especially with the fall colored mountain backdrops.

The ticket comes with audio guide that works extremely well thoughout the interior tour. It takes about an hour to complete the tour. And just note that you will not be able to go in an earlier slot if you have tickets for later. The entry controls are like in an Airport 😂. And there is no photography allowed inside the castle.


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