Neuschwanstein Castle Bavaria - history, how to go there, nearest train station, itineraty

A trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich will take one day. You have to walk up the hill and at least I did not see any cable car etc. So if you are travelling with babies on pram, do check the latest facilities before you go.

Work on Neuschwanstein (Fairy tale castle) began in 1869. It is situated near Schwangau in Ostallgäu. It along with Herrenchiemsee and Linderhof palaces architecturally caused a great stir.

King Ludwig II. of Bayern, who died before the fairy tale palace was completed, ordered Neuschwanstein to be built high on a cliff over the Pöllatschlucht near the town of Füssen.

With it's towers and turrets the palace looks like a castle from the Middle Ages at the time of the crusades. Inside, the palace was decorated with motives and scenes from Ludwigs favorite composer, Richard Wagner. The wintergarden and the stalactite cave are based on Tannhäuser, the bysantine throne room on Lohengrin and the minstrals hall on Parsival.

I think the entry ticket is 7 Euros

Schlossverwaltung Neuschwanstein
Neuschwansteinst. 20
87645 Schwangau
Phone 08362- 810 35 or 818 01



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