Museum of the Bavarian Kings

Museum of the Bavarian Kings

Museum of the Bavarian Kings
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Michael N
Tomball, TX307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lots of history in this museam--provides detail on the lineage of Ludwig and others--we enjoyed it--spent at least 1 1/2 hours there.
Written 1 September 2022
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Booked a ticket as part of viewing the nearby castles. You get an audio guide to help with the item description, however there was some English details on the pieces. Museum has a variety of theme rooms giving the history of Bavarian kings. Well laid out & pleasant to walk around.
Written 28 July 2022
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Armin M
Zurich, Switzerland128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Together with my Guests from the US, we visited the Museum der Bayerischen Könige in Hohenschwangau. The original plan was to attend a guided tour in the Castle Neuschwanstein, but as this tour had to be in English and as the were only a few spots left at other days, I bought the tickets for the Museum online. This was because it was written on their page, that Tickets can be purchased only online. However this is not correct. We could have bought the Tickets also on the spot. And then you save, quite a lot of money. So we supported the maintance of the Museum. And this incorrect information is also the only reason for not giving 5 points. The Museum itself is nice to visit and gives a good insight into the history of Ludwig II and also the time before and after.
So in case you can book a tour in one of the two castles, this would be the first choice again. But in case this is not possible you can visit the Castle from outside and then have a self guided tour in the Museum. One hour is enough time to consider.
Ludwig II (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; 25 August 1845 – 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. He is sometimes called the Swan King or der Märchenkönig ('the Fairy Tale King')
Written 28 September 2021
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Lucinda T
Kingman, AZ344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Museum of the Bavarian Kings is well laid out and has children's activities associated with the Tour of the Museum. If you have a lot of time use the headsets, or if you're already familiar with this part of history, then go at your own pace and read the German or English description labels as they are very good and explanatory. It is a large museum spaced out, so you are on your feet for a long time -- well over two hours. Information and artifacts beautifully cover the House of Wittelsbach from the 1300's on, one of Europe's oldest dynasties. Of course the section on Ludwig II is most interesting not only because of the castles he built, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, (And the castles are the reason that you're probably going to Hohenschwangau.) but also because you learn about of his personal perspective on life and governing.

The Museum was built in the old Alpenrose am See Grand Hotel. The restaurant was reopened and serves people during late Spring and Summer and has a beautiful terrace and view of the lake. It was closed for repairs when I was there so no idea about the food. Buying a combo ticket for the Hohenschwangau Castle, Neuschwanstein and the Museum saves some money.
Written 8 May 2020
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Elena B
United Kingdom162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Definitely worth a visit if you have time. Lots of interesting facts going back through the centuries.
Written 29 August 2019
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PurrPrinThom
Dublin, Ireland101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This museum is absolutely worth a visit! It was fairly quiet, as it was at the end of the town by the lake and I believe most people had gone to the castles and bypassed it.

It was packed full of fascinating artifacts, beautiful clothes, jewels and paintings and was an unexpected treat!
Written 15 July 2019
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Shalinder
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This a the only Museum in town and requires about 45-50 minutes to see. Located just 100m from the ticket center and across the Alpsee Lake. The building is a beautiful blend of old and modern building techniques. The museum showcases the lifestyle and history of various Bavarian Kings.
Written 9 July 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We used about 1 1/2 hours to view the exhibits in this museum. The display starts with a family tree showing the two 2 Wittelsbach family lines from the early 1300's, the beginning of their rule in Bavaria to their end in 1918. I was interested in how they got their wealth, their land, and opportunity to rule and this museum answered all those questions. Paintings of these rulers plus info on the wealthy wives that they married made that display even more interesting. While the info on Max, Ludwig I gave an insight into their interests and legacies, I was more interested on the room with info about Ludwig II. His coronation gown in blue and white ermine was a sight to see. I also enjoyed seeing the dinner service that was a wedding present for the last king who abdicated in 1918. I was surprised he was such an old man. The information on the Wittelsbach family during the post world war I and II years might be more interesting for some so adjust your visiting time to include these rooms in your visit if your time is limited.

This museum is located at the edge of the village by the lake. The restaurant was closed in May for renos. WC are free. Building is modern and displays are not those of old museums. Photos allowed. Bilingual signage (German and English) on the display boards is easy to read, but audioguides are available at no extra cost. The museum is a good option to fill in time between visits to the 2 castles. Ask for the seniors entry price, only 10E.
Written 13 May 2019
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NM Travelers
Albuquerque, NM358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A excellent overview of the Bavarian Kong’s. Well worth the visit. Definitely take the audio guide and listen to the explanations of the various Kong’s and their accomplishments.
Written 3 May 2019
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Christi
Cape Town Central, South Africa109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is definitely not for everyone. We found it to be quite devoid of tourists (obviously everyone is running to the main attractions) But it was included in our ticket and we had a peak through.

Interesting information on the Bavarian history.
Written 24 January 2019
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