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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

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Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
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Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen
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Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein

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Visit Hohenschwangau first, before Neuschwanstein

We, like most tourists visiting the castles, bought the combo ticket to tour both castles. It's important to visit Hohenschwangau first, before visiting Neuschwanstein, because... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We, like most tourists visiting the castles, bought the combo ticket to tour both castles. It's important to visit Hohenschwangau first, before visiting Neuschwanstein, because it'll give you context of what inspired King Ludwig to build Neuschwanstein. We found the guided tour to be quite nice, though too brief and we wished it were longer and took you to more... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 594 helpful votes
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This is an incredible place to visit. it is well worth the price and time it takes to get here from Munich. The entire region is beautiful. The castle itself is well preserved and the tour guides are top notch. it is a major tourist destination so plan accordingly. You can pair the tours and it will take a full... More 

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Gold River, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The interior is more beautiful than the exterior. Excellently decorated with paintings and furniture. No pictures are allowed. Hundreds of stairs are required for both castles, so be prepared. The views of the valley from the windows are also great.

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colege point, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful castle we did the two castle and museum package. It was beautiful but a long day and a lot of walking both castles are not handicap accessible and it's a lot a lot of steps and walking there are buses and horse and carriage rides but there still a lot of walking involved so be prepared for long hikes... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to feel for this castle, still very interesting and well worth a trip, it doesn't have the magic air of the neuschwanstein castle, the magic, or mystic. It might be worth going to the schloss hohenschwangau first if you choose to do the two. It is a very short walk (5-10mins) to this castle from the town, there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to see the Neuschwanstein Castle and had heard that you could cover both castles in one day which you can just make sure you get there early. The castles are amazing and looking at the decor and the view it's breath taking.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour guide, Sebastian, did a fantastic job of telling stories, depicting the history of the castle through each room, and made the experience truly unforgettable. We did not feel rushed as we did at Neuschwanstein and we felt we learned a lot more about the Royal Family and the details surrounding the development of the castles when on his... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were hoping to tour both castles but due to timing, we could only see one so we picked Neuschwanstein Castle. After reading the reviews, I wish we would have selected this one instead. It was a pretty easy hike up to see this castle grounds. The grounds are lovely and as it was early May, I imagine it gets... More 

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King Ludwigshafen castles are fascinating, must see and the gardens are well maintain. Views from all areas are fabulous

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty awaits! We stayed at Hotel Hirsch, and Highly recommend. It was a 15 min Uber to buy tickets for Neuschwanstein, and Schloss Hoehenschwangau. The latter was the best tour! More interesting and entertaining of the two. Reserve your tickets, as it will save you time. Buy a ticket for the bus ride up to Neuschwanstein and it will take... More 

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