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“Castle in the Bavarian Alps”

Neuschwanstein Castle
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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Fuessen
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Yet another of the eccentric King Ludwig II's magnificently odd architectural creations.
Mumbai
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“Castle in the Bavarian Alps”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

We visited this castle yesterday. Took a trip on a bus company called Autobus Oberbayern. Well organised trip - took us to to Linderhof and then to Neuschwanstein with a lunch break in between at the base of the Neuschwanstein hill. We decided to walk it up - takes about 20 mins. The other options are to take a bus to the Maria's bridge and then walk down, or to take a horse carriage up. The horse carriage is more expensive at Eur 6,00 while the bus (though crowded) is cheaper at Eur 1,80. Bus frequency at 20 mins is a problem though. Once you reach the castle, there is a guide assigned to your tour (everyone is given a tour number). You should be prepared to climb stairs and heights, if you plan a trip here. Very good experience overall.

Castle Linderhof is smaller and can be seen quickly. The bus company is very good in terms of the way their organised the tour.

Visited May 2012
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“Fairytales Can Come True...”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

One attraction I just had to see whilst in Europe in Feb 2011 was Neuschwanstein Castle in Lower Bavaria, not far from Munich.
We took the full day group tour from Munich and what a day it was...
I shall never forget, just how very beautiful everything was.
The day was perfect, snow everywhere, just like in my dreams, a real fairy tale indeed.

We passed through a village that did have fairytale characters painted on a great number of private homes in the area, then we visited the tiny Linderhorf Palace, one of King Ludwig's favourites, then to Oberamagau, the Passion Play town of 4,500 people then on to the Castle itself.
What a man, to have dreamed this vision, then build it, perched high on a rocky outcrop, it is indeed a fitting memorial for this great man who perished in mysterious circumstances.
This is one trip you simply must do, a great tour, well worth twice the price, as the guide and commentary were wonderful. Going back again in Jan 2013 to pay homage to King Ludwig....

Visited June 2011
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“A MUST See-Not to be Missed”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Probably one of the most visited castles in Germany, and well worth the trip. A few warnings before we go on-this place has NO lifts and many stairs to climb during the visit, also if you take the bus or the horses, you will have to walk about .1 or .2km up some pretty steep inclines. If I were to do this again, I would take the bus going up (2,60 euro) and take the horses going down (2,00 Euro)(or walk down myself) The bus drops you off at a higher location then the castle and the horses load at a position lower than the castle (going down hill both times) the castle itself it not fully furnished as it was never finished, but what is finished it something to see, as King Ludwig did everything first class and did not spare any expense doing it. This is a must see location and the surrounding area is spectacular, the views from the castle are both picturesque and breathtaking. It is no wonder this was going to be the Kings Favorite Castle.

Visited May 2012
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“A MUST See”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Probably one of the most visited castles in Germany, and well worth the trip. A few warnings before we go on-this place has NO lifts and many stairs to climb during the visit, also if you take the bus or the horses, you will have to walk about .1 or .2km up some pretty steep inclines. If I were to do this again, I would take the bus going up (2,60 euro) and take the horses going down (2,00 Euro)(or walk down myself) The bus drops you off at a higher location then the castle and the horses load at a position lower than the castle (going down hill both times) the castle itself it not fully furnished as it was never finished, but what is finished it something to see, as King Ludwig did everything first class and did not spare any expense doing it. This is a must see location and the surrounding area is spectacular, the views from the castle are both picturesque and breathtaking. It is no wonder this was going to be the Kings Favorite Castle.

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“It's a must in Bavaria”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is the iconic castle featured in Disney's logos. It is just 2 hours train ride from Munich and in the way you can see great landscape. You arrive to the town of Hohenschwangau and then you can either walk to the castle, which is a 30-40 minute walk uphill in a steep road, or take a bus up and down, which is around 2,60 euros return ticket. I personally walked up there, and it is also a great exercise. not that difficult. the guided tour costs 12 euros for just this castle and takes around half an hour, although there is the option of buying a ticket for both castles. Be aware that, as you are close to the bavarian alps, it might snow. there are a lot of places selling umbrellas and waterproof vests, probably because a lot of people are not counting on this. I would say the castle is very worth the ride. You can get beautiful views and pictures of and from the castle. On the inside, the castle is very luxurious and has paintings decorating all of the walls. when you go out, go left instead of directly right to go back down, as you will then go more uphill and arrive to a great sightseeing spot, and if you go further, you will get to the Mariensbrück (Marien's bridge), where you can get an incredible view from the castle and landscape, and the famous disney image from that side of the castle (you won't see it when you arrive since it's the back face)

Visited May 2012
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