Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)

Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)

Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke)
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This bridge crosses a gorge behind Neuschwanstein Castle.
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Maya M
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The bridge is about a 15-minute walk from the castle. We took a bus from the parking lot down below, and it dropped us off right in front of the bridge. The bridge was in good condition as it has been recently refurbished. It really is THE BEST view of the castle. IF you can get a view. The only downside is the crowd. We went in June, so it might have been worse than in, say, February...but having to jostle for the view makes for a less than relaxing experience. Everyone wants their photos (including us, sorry), but I would have foresaken photos for a longer time enjoying the view in peace.

I do recommend taking the trail right next to the bridge. It goes right down to the base of the falls. It’s steps, not a gentle slope, but it was much less crowded and a lovely short nature walk.

Final thoughts: Don’t skip it. Go early in the morning and wait for the crowd to die down a little before you go on the bridge. It’s really a great view and not far from the village if you bus it.
Written February 25, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This bridge has one of the best vantages of Neuschwanstein Castle.
The entrance is close to where the bus from the town drops you off. There was a line to go on the bridge to take your photos. It was about a 20 minute wait for us. There is a counter on the side to show how many people are currently on the bridge so you head on when it is below the number. It didn't look like there was anyone there to enforce it.
Ine you get on the bridge keep walking. There are fewer people when you get further away from the entrance so you get more breathing room as you take photos of the castle. You might also notice the waterfall on the other side of the bridge.
If you are up for it, keep going and walk to the other side of the bridge. There is a path that leads to another viewpoint for the castle. The trail is fairly easy to follow and it wasn't that far.
The bridge has great views of the castle on one side and the mountain on the other. It was winter when we went so it had a beautiful sprinkling of snow.
Written April 23, 2020
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a charming 35-metre long bridge that crosses Pöllat gorge near Neuschwanstein Castle. From the bridge, visitors have a clear, remarkable viewing of the castle from an elevated position. The close is located around 15 minute walk from castle along a clearly marked pathway, making it very much worth spending the extra time in experience as part of castle visits.

Historically, King Maximilian II had a wooden footbridge constructed here in 1845. The original bridge was replaced with a filigree iron structure in 1866. It has been restored a handful of times over the year including in 1984, 2015 and 2021. The more regular upkeep in recent years likely has quite a bit to do with the heavy usage by tourists that stop by in great numbers these day as part of their Neuschwanstein Castle experience.

During our visit there was a very long queue of people waiting to enter the bridge, which was completely very crowded, mostly shoulder to shoulder with tourists upon much of the bridge.

Note: Many people stop walking and begin taking pictures shortly after accessing Marienbrucke when Neuschwanstein begins to come into view. Do yourself a favour and keep walking. The further you go onto the bridge, the better the vantage and view and the fewer people you have compete with for space. Near the end of the bridge, there were just a few people when we visited recently. Views were great from this location as well.
Written October 10, 2023
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MoonaMuslim
739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Marienbrücke, 90 meters above the Pöllatschlucht, is a popular photographic spot. It is the best place for a perfect photo of the fairytale castle and the surrounding area.
Always very crowded with masses of tourists, who want to take a great photo as a souvenir. It will take some time to get a good photo and some space on the bridge. Nevertheless, the bus trip there and the fight on the bridge are worth a short stop.
It offers an excellent photo motif - that´s it!
Written May 25, 2020
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chutotoro
365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
No time to enter the castle but took the bus to the bridge for the view of the castle. It was worth the trip, the castle was beautiful. Many visitors crowded the bridge but it can't be helped unless there is a staff to do crowd control. However, most visitors crowd at the entrance to the bridge , so for more comfortable viewing, move to the other end of the bridge.
Written October 16, 2022
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deborahinky
Cape San Blas, FL81 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Can't say I blame them. The crowds are so low that this is probably the easiest time for repair but I was hugely disappointed. I had checked and did not see any warning or I would not have gone there on this trip. I did see on TA that it would be closed from Oct 7 - Nov 8 but we were there on Sept 30th and it was already closed.
Written October 4, 2021
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Lucinda T
Kingman, AZ328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We were the first ones on the bridge (plan to be the first or the last!) so we had wonderful photos and privacy. Looking out you have a perfect view of Neuschwanstein Castle, looking down it's a long drop to the gorge below and the small stream that runs there. If you have the time and inclination walk across the bridge and go on the path that is there for better views. The bridge was built for and named for Queen Marie the wife of Maximillan II who loved to hike!
Written May 31, 2020
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meinirann
Carmarthen, UK3,456 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Solo
When visiting Schlöß Neuschwanstein, a visit to this bridge is a must. You get the most breathtaking view of the castle. If it wasn’t for the fact that my knees had turned to jelly, I’d have stayed there all day! Haha! My jaw just dropped when I saw the castle from the bridge, and my eyes were like saucers. I just can’t get over how beautiful the view from the bridge is!
Written August 26, 2022
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Laura W
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Breathtaking view! There are others on the bridge enjoying the view with you, but that’s to be expected at such an amazing place. Don’t be that person taking an instagram photo shoot. Seriously for all the people in the world who take normal pictures - find a different spot.
Written January 15, 2023
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Evgenyr1981
Israel684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
If you ever visit Neuschwanstein Castle - do not miss opportunity to view it from the best angle.
There are 2 possibilities getting up there - first is ascending by the shuttle bus, second is a 10 minute walk from castle, depends of your round trip choice. If you choose to get into the castle by bus - you will not have to walk, the bridge is just few meters from bus station. However, the bus was not operating during our visit due to road restoration works, so we had to go from the castle side, but the walk was short and the alley path is beautiful.
The bridge is always crowded and overloaded with tourists regardless season/time, but the views are worth the hassle and photos are timeless.
Tip - for traveling with a small children - the location is easily accessed with a stroller, but don't bring the stroller to the bridge itself - you will have hard time to leave, people won't move at any cost, just leave it outside the bridge and bring children with you.
This is a "must visit" location.
Written October 1, 2015
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