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Pretty gorge leading to Neuschwanstein castle

With terrific views and awesome hiking trails everywhere. Wish I had a week to just walk around and... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Carl T
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New York City, New York
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Best place to view the castle

Go past the castle for a 15 minute walk uphill to the gorge/bridge. Great area for pics. Tour... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
nriemen
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Winchester, Virginia
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30 Aug 2018
“Pretty gorge leading to Neuschwanstein castle”
2 Aug 2018
“Best place to view the castle”
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Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 April 2014

If it is your first visit up to Neuschwanstein castle, especially with walking age children and you want it to be more magical and exciting than the general lane up, then take the foot path up through the gorge. The river Pollat falls through a...More

6  Thank gunnewichtb
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

We were hoping to see the Marienbruke but it is closed until at least the middle of November 2015 for restoration. The surrounding footpaths are also shut. If you plan to visit the bridge you would do well to check local web sites to confirm...More

2  Thank deejayeh
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

With terrific views and awesome hiking trails everywhere. Wish I had a week to just walk around and explore this area. There is a beer garden with food about 2 miles down the road from the castle. Thank god it has bus service back to...More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Go past the castle for a 15 minute walk uphill to the gorge/bridge. Great area for pics. Tour groups come barreling in, shove individuals around, get their pics and leave, so we just waited them out. We stayed on the bridge about 30 minutes taking...More

1  Thank nriemen
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Having time before entering the Neuschwanstein castle, it is really worth climbing for another 15 minutes up to the Bridget to enjoy and take picture of the castle. This is probably the best site to take pictures.

1  Thank Xrayline
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I think it's very important you understand this is the hiking trail, NOT the bridge. As you are walking up to the castle you will see a sign for the Gorge. From the main trail you can see a good spot to take a picture...More

4  Thank emptynesterstravelin
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Mary’s Bridge over Poellat Gorge is arguably the best location from which to view Neuschwanstein Castle. You cannot take a bad picture from this viewing spot—every shot comes out picturesque and perfect. If you cannot get into the castle itself, the view from here is...More

2  Thank taragl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Visited by accident via RIVIERA TRAVEL's Neuschwanstein excursion. As others have said, it's worth the extra 15 minutes uphill slog from the castle, not only for castle photos, but also to see the view from the top of the Poellat river gorge. It took me...More

1  Thank juliant919
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The best place to get a great photo of Neuschwanstein castle. Really high bridge walk that is exhilarating and beautiful. Amazing views of the landscape and rugged and wild environment. Don't miss this!

1  Thank JessicaCerveny
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most idyllic settings on a nice day. The bridge can get a bit crowded but it's worth walking up here just to see the breathtaking view. A must.

1  Thank cosybabes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

If you are up for a little adventure, you will be rewarded with a hike along/atop the river running behind the castle, fewer crowds and a more enjoyable nature experience. The hike will take about 45 minutes, is super family friendly, paved or maintained the...More

4  Thank Brooke N
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We were hoping to see the Marienbruke but it is closed until at least the middle of November 2015 for restoration. The surrounding footpaths are also shut. If you plan to visit the bridge you would do well to check local web sites to confirm...More

2  Thank deejayeh
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Stefanie D
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Response from emptynesterstravelin | Reviewed this property |
The Gorge was the only hiking we did. I do not know what hiking there is on the other side of the bridge (not good with heights so I didn't even make it across .. yes, I'm ok being a sissy)
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