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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 8362 930830
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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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Ludwigs history

This castle lies just few meters away from the ticket center and it is better to visit this before Neuschwanstein. It gives the necessary background of Ludwigs history. Many of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle lies just few meters away from the ticket center and it is better to visit this before Neuschwanstein. It gives the necessary background of Ludwigs history. Many of the rooms were closed, so we visited only four or five rooms. Still it's worth seeing it. The gardens in front of the castle should not be missed. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We weren't really sure if wanted to visit this castle or not but since we got to the ticketing booth way earlier than the next available tour for Neuschwastein and the sales clerk suggested we'd do it, we went for it. Our tour guide was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable, which made our visit even more pleasing. You get to visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do this before Neuschwanstein, otherwise it won't be as awesome. This castle also has lots of impressive details inside! The tours are offered in many languages and are very informative! Just down the hill is Swan Lake, a nice area to relax or rent a little boat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this castle first than Neuschwanstein as it was advised by the staff and due to time constraint. I've gotta say that I definitely had a better experience here. The tour guide provided very clear history of the castle and I consider that the duration of the tour was well organized. There was just a lot of people in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had already visited the more popular Neuschwanstein Castle, so decided to have a tour of the older castle. It was only a short walk from the carpark, but being on a hill there were quite a few steps. The tour was in English, but the tour group was large - had trouble crowding everyone into the rooms, and there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we all know Neuschwanstein is the main attraction but the interior of this castle is way better than that. worth the visit and learn the history! you can have a nice walk down to Swan Lake on your way to the next castle visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schloss Hohenschwangan (High Swan Country Palace) is located about 500 metres from the Museum of Bavarian Kings and was the primary home of Ludwig (who built Schloss Neuschwanstein. It is palatial by any standard and the guide was both funny and informative. Tours are numbered and throughout the day are offered in a range of languages. Probably half are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice castle next to Neuschwanstein Castle. Home where Ludwig grew up; Friend of Wagner and where Swan Lake was written.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Older family stead of the Bavarian royal family. Built by Maximillian II and where Ludwig II grew-up. It was Ludwig the 2nd who had Neuschwanstein built. Very ornate treasures await those who venture up to this easy to get to castle, and make the tour worth it. The guide will give rich history, not of everything as there isn't enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family visit to this great 19th century palace where several Bavarian kings lived. Very impressed with the palace's content, with original paintings on the walls in mint condition, and several gold and silver original items. The palace's guided tours are great to fully understand what we are looking at. The outskirts of the palace are wonderful and it is walking... More 

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