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The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8362 930830
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this castle in addition to Neuschwanstein, and are so glad we made time to stay and tour it. It was an excellent counterpoint to the other castle: a family home that felt cozy and livable, on a more realistic and manageable scale. Beautiful...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommend seeing this with a combined ticket for Neuschwanstein. The ticket centre can help you tee up the entry times for the two castles to allow enough time to get between them. Otherwise I recommend reserving your tickets and allowing two hours between the tours....More

Thank angelebswell
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a tour of this castle, as it was easier for our travel partners to tour than Neuschwanstein. We were not disappointed. The castle itself is gorgeous! The grounds are amazing, and the views were spectacular! We went on the guided tour, which...More

Thank michellebV8508GL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The older Hohenschwangau, King Ludwig's boyhood home, is less famous but more historic. So.....tips.....let's go..... 1) If you use a car - choose Fussen as a home base town (10 minutes drive to both castles) as the closest and convenient place 2) If arriving by...More

Thank tk3232
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking location, really well organised tour, don't forget to book a ticket online to gain entry. Really informative guide with lots of information on the reconstruction of the castle, the history of the area and the magnificent high-romantic wall paintings.

Thank Millie230
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a castle in southern Bavarian Germany, very close to the Austrian border & is the less popular of the 2 castles built by Ludwig II. This is the castle he lived in while watching the construction of Neuschwanstein castle. This is one of...More

Thank Dhushan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started trip to Hohenschwangau with the way of Alpensee Which is really amazing landscape. We have booked tickets, combination of König which includes two castles and for Stundentts with 1€discount. The castle is not so huge but really nice and old, we had a...More

Thank babydea03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of two amazing castle tours in this area. We reserved tickets online in advance. The tickets at time stamped. You must be on time or you will not get into castle. A lot of walking, but we made it.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Neuschwanstein castle was a bucket list item for me. And I was disappointed. We traveled from Munich on a Bavaria train ticket to Fussen and took the bus from there. Total transportation time was about 2.5 hours each way. We were given ticket times...More

Thank MelissaC380
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant visit to this castle. A short walk from the village through the forest brings you up the hill to the castle entry. Tour guide was informative. Nice interior.

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Emily R
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely! The walk up to the castle is nice & the small fountain garden is pretty too, but I wouldn’t skip the castle due to rain. We actually enjoyed this castle the most.
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Philiph S | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you book tickets online in advance. When we went the line for tickets was loooooooooong ;)
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Logan R | Reviewed this property |
No. One line, one office.