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“Great castle to visit when in the area”

Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
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Owner description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
Caldwell, Idaho
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“Great castle to visit when in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Not as spectacular as Neuschwnstein but a stunning castle in it's own right. The castle is furnished and decorated as it was when the Kings would vacation there, with the actual furnishings/paintings/decor. If you enjoy castles, this is a good one to check out. The walk up only took us about 10 minutes and the brochure said it takes 20-30.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting & Informative Castle Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Schloss Neuschwanstein is the famous castle, but the combo ticket is a great deal and we found Hohenschwangau Castle to be every bit as beautiful and interesting. We were fortunate that it was a warm, clear, fall September day. The short walk up to the castle was invigorating and the views from the grounds are breathtaking. So head up a little before your tour so that you can take the time to appreciate the exterior beauty. The tour system is very well organized and they are able to get a maximum amount of visitors through in a very organized manner. Our tour had approximately 25-30 people, but it still felt personal and intimate. We found our tour guide to be charming and she spoke English very well. She was well versed in the history of Hohenschwangau. If you like to hike there are forest trails that lead to Lake Alpsee near the exit of the castle. BEAUTIFUL!!

Visited September 2012
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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“Great Castle Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

The most famous castle in all of Germany may be Schloss Neuschwanstein, but in the same town is Schloss Hohenschwangau, which is quite magnificent in its own right. You can even purchase a combination ticket to visit both castles at a reduced price. Be aware, when purchasing a ticket, that you MUST show up to the castle entrance at your ticket's time or you will be denied entrance, with no exceptions.

From the main street of town, the castle looks quite impressive. You can either take a 15-20 minute hike up to the castle or a horse-drawn carriage. Because of the gorgeous view during the walk, that is what we suggest doing.

Once inside, you'll be shown around the castle by a tour guide. In our case, our guide was very informative and spoke crystal clear English. You'll get a great history of the castle and the family history of its former royal residents. This tour was a highlight in Germany and we'd recommend it to everyone.

Visited September 2012
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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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“You're already here, see both!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Most people tend to overlook Hohenschwangau. This is actually the castle that Ludwig spent many years growing up in. He only lived in Neuschwanstein for 172 days! This is the real life living quarters of the king, the other for the most part, just a dream. Since you came all this way to see the "Disneyland" castle, make it a two for one trip and visit both. You'll be glad you did.

Visited September 2012
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“Hohenschwangau vs Neuschwanstein”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you’re already there to visit Neuschwanstein, you might as well visit Hohenschwangau also? Here’s a tip: when booking a guided tour, buy a Königsticket (King’s ticket) to visit both Schloß Neuschwanstein and Schloß Hohenschwangau on the same day. It will cost you 23 euros per person. My wife and I preferred Hohenschwangau, but you be the judge. We were lucky enough to be matched with a very interesting and professional guide who really made our visit special… and we even learned a thing or two about King Ludwig II and his family. Frankly, our trip to Bavaria wouldn’t have been complete without this visit.

Visited September 2012
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