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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 498362930830
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The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

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The Lesser Known Castle in the Area!

After Neuschwanstein Castle, some may say Hohenschwangau is a bit plain. It is, however, fascinating, with a lovely garden and beautiful views of the town below. The history is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Corey Y
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Tukwila, Washington
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Tukwila, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After Neuschwanstein Castle, some may say Hohenschwangau is a bit plain. It is, however, fascinating, with a lovely garden and beautiful views of the town below. The history is fascinating too, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and approachable. We took the horse drawn carriage up to the castle and walked back down the hill, stopping to look at... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A yellow colored castle that seems to be of no consequence to the Germans. They speak very little about the 3rd castle built but king Ludwig II.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This castle is accessible with the same transportation system as Neuschwanstein. The castle was older and actually used. King Ludwig lived there while building Neuschwanstein. This castle also uses a tour system based on the time on your ticket. Really pretty efficient. Easy to purchase tickets for both castles and see them on the same day.

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Thank Kathy M
Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would suggest you first visit Schloss Hohenschwangau Castle in order to have knowledge of the beginning of King Ludwig 11 then visit Neuschwanstein Castle

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly recommended to research thoroughly and plan a few months ahead. I opted to drive and stay at Hohenswangau. The daily parking is 6 Euros/day which the hotel can assist. Do book the tickets online the moment they are available. My advise is to purchase the combined ticket for Hohenswangau & Neuschwanstein Castles with the Museum of Bavarian Kings. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Slightly older and less opulent than Neuschwanstein, the crowd on the tour is slightly smaller but so is the castle.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just across the valley from the Neuschwanstein Castle, you can find the Schloss Hohenschwangau. INn fact, it is a great idea to purchase a "Combo Ticket" for both. This is childhood castle in which Ludwig II grew as a child, and although simpler and more modest than the Neuschwanstein Castle, it is a beautiful and very interesting to visit. It... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is a smaller version of the more glamorous Neuschwanstein, but worth a visit for its interesting connection to the composer Richard Wagner, who later became a friend with Hitler. It was also the first place to have an elevator and telephone in Bavaria. Timed tickets may be purchased for conducted tours in different languages. The climb up and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is right above town and only a short 10-15 minute walk from the main ticket center. This is the one you want to tour, not Neuschwanstein. Crazy, I know. This is a slightly less popular and less crowded castle that was completely built and lived in, making the inside a much more interesting tour than its counterpart across... More 

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've visited Neuschwanstein and the other two King Ludwig's castles during previous trips, but I had never visited Hoenschwangau before this summer.. Maybe because it doesn't look so good on the outside, or maybe only because is much less famous than the other three..and now I wish I hadn't wait so long to visit it, because it is quite beautiful!!..... More 

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