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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +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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Don't forget the Schwangau!

We started here, and it was great! So the King ( I forget which one now, crazy Ludwig's Dad), actually lived here and used the place for family vacations. Neuschwanstein, which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bartlett, Illinois
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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We started here, and it was great! So the King ( I forget which one now, crazy Ludwig's Dad), actually lived here and used the place for family vacations. Neuschwanstein, which was built by his son, isn't finished and was only lived in for 180 days. So Hohen has more street cred in my book, but Neusch is still over... More 

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Delta, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great visit! Both Castles are amazing! Truly frozen in time ! We visited Hohenschwangau first then walked to Neuschwanstein later in the day! I would not miss the opportunity to see these! Really a dream come true.. Dont forget to purchase your tickets at the ticket office before heading up to either castle!

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Osceola, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the high light of my trip. This castle is so beautiful and basically frozen in time. Make sure to go early so you can get tickets at the gift shop. I made the mistake and went in the afternoon so I didn't get to look at the other castle. Parking is 6 dollars and it's a long walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just as with churches in Germany you never know which one will have something you wish you had seen in person. So I'm going to suggest you make an effort to see both the interior of these 2 castles. Seeing the exterior gives you nothing however once inside you will be required to do lots of stair climbing. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb...very lovely palace near Alpsee lake..nearby to Ludwig castle neuschwanistein..need one whole day to go to all these places..lovely views..lot of climbing again..have to take a guided tour..a must visit..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time visiting this castle. It is well furnished and the tour is interesting. It is a small castle and the tour groups are too big. I wouldn't make a special trip, but if you are visiting Neuschweinstein, this is the better tour of the two.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is average in the exterior and interior. If you are looking for grandeur and moments to be wowed, it can be easily skipped. The best thing from the inside is the ridiculous stunning view of the lake, in its amazing array of autumn colors (which you can get a better view and pictures elsewhere). Another thing to credit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You only save like a euro by booking both castles, but this one is a good value either way. The castle is well preserved and the guide is knowledgeable. We had a very short wait when arriving on the day of the tour (in November). You really get a sense of the lives and lifestyles of one of Europe's influential... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle does not offer an equally magnificent aerial views than Neuschwanstein but the interior is equally interesting. It provides a good glimpse of the royal life in those days and the life of Lugwig II.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend going to Hohenschwangau Castle before heading to Neuschwanstein, to get to know a little better about the history and also enjoy the magical view with the alps in the background. The architechture and maintenance of the place is perfect and even though the tours don't last very much, you should not miss it, as you get to... More 

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