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    • christmas eve/ day

      Garmisch-Partenkirchen Jan 18, 2015 at 10:21 AM

      we are planning a trip to munich/ garmisch over christmas this year.
      will there be places open to eat on both christmas eve and christmas day for evening meals?
      are shops etc open on these days too?


    • Shop in Old Town?

      Nürnberg Jan 11, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      I was in October and went into a shop on a back street that was located on a corner and had of all things, Yankee Candles. They had lots of great gifts and more upscale art in the basement. I am trying to locate the name/contact info in order to purchase something I should have gotten while there. Any ideas????

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      Large Luggage storage lockers available at central train station?

      Nürnberg Jan 24, 2015 at 9:01 PM


      We are in the very early stages of planning an itinerary through Germany, and do not have a concrete itinerary yet.

      Nürnberg is a possibility for us.

      We would like to know if the central/main Nürnberg train station offers large (to fit a suitcase) storage lockers for people to hire for several hours or a day?

      In addition to the above, we are looking at train timetables and also buses as travel options between some cities.
      I can see that Eurolines for example, has buses from Dresden to Berlin. We used Eurolines between Tallinn-Riga and Riga-Vilnius in 2013 and found them reliable. Are there also other bus companies that we should consider?

      Or do you prefer the trains?

      Thank you, and we look forward to your replies.


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      from the city centre to Munich airport in the early morning

      Munich Jan 10, 2015 at 6:48 AM

      Hi :)
      im going to Munich in a few days. My return flight is in the early morning, at around 6am, so now Im concerned about how I could get to the airport in such an early morning. Is there any public transportation open at 4am? Or would taxi be the only option to reach the airport in the early morning?
      Thanks in advance :)))

    • path to castle

      by lunsfoe Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 5:19 AM

      How long is the hike to the castle?

      3 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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      Best Bavarian towns

      by GeiserGeyser Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      My family and I are planning to drive from Munich to Neuschwanstein castle for a day trip this July. We would like to see some smaller Bavarian towns, and are considering stopping in Obergammergau because I have read it is fairly close. Is there any Bavarian town more directly on the route to Schloss Neuschwanstein that would be worth a visit?

      9 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM
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      Day trip

      by TheStalleys Online Now Oct 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM

      Would it be easier to take a day trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein from Innsbruck in Austria or from Munich? We would have a hire car so would drive ourselves. Thanks

      5 Answers Oct 25, 2011 at 6:26 AM
    • Neuschwanstein/ Legoland

      by Bimalaggarwal Online Now Jun 10, 2011 at 12:28 PM

      We wish to visit Logoland in Günzberg, and Neuschwanstein Castle.
      We would be travelling from Switzerland and back.
      Any recommendation as to which place to visit first, and for overnight stay
      would be helpful.
      We would be travelling by car.
      Upon looking at maps/googling, I have understood so far that we could stay at Füssen or Günzberg. Any other opttions? Any hotel rcommendations?

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM
    • From Neuschwanstein castle to Durbach

      by Arismou Online Now Jul 22, 2010 at 2:15 AM

      Hello All,
      Will be driving from Neuschwanstein castle to Durbach.
      Instead of getting motorway 7 and 8. If I drive thru Titisee and Freiburg, is this road more tiring driving and more causious to drive thru the mountains?

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2010 at 9:34 PM
    • Hot Air baloon in Schloss Neuschwanstein

      by spygliuxas Online Now Apr 20, 2010 at 4:40 AM


      Does anybody know where we could hire hot air baloon to see the castle from the air and how much (July 2010)?

      Thank you!

      Kind regards,

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2010 at 3:02 AM
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      Trying to find the best timing!

      by Sojna Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 2:55 PM

      Hi, I am trvelling to Neuschwanstein, end of August, and I would like to reserve tickets via internet, to avoid lining up.
      The question is: If my train arrives at Hohenschwangau at 10.15, what time should I book the guided tour? I haven' t still decided how to get up to the castle, but since I have a young children, I might have pressure to take the horse carriage! Anyway, please, count a plenty amount of time, so as not to get to the castle, all stressed up. Thank you very much for your help!

      2 Answers Apr 3, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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      Fussen and Schloss Neuschwanstein

      by tobu Online Now Apr 1, 2010 at 8:18 AM

      Hi all,

      In 2 weeks (Fri 16/04/10)I'm visiting Fussen,I'll spend there 3 nights and I'v got few questions.

      1)Do I need to buy train ticket from Memingen to Fussen in advance? Or it should be okey, if i will buy it when i'll get there? I have no idea how busy this train could be on friday around lunch time.(and the same on the way back on Monday around 10am)
      As I checked web page, i did not find any direct connection, most of them are with interchange in Buchloe.

      2)I would like to walk from Fussen to Schloss Neuschwanstein,but i do not want to go inside. Do I need to buy ticket for this castle?
      Can I just walk up on the hill, pass both castles and then walk through Marienbrucke up towards Tegelberg?

      3)Any tips for companies renting bicycles in Fussen? Read on VT that cycling paths are excellent there.

      Thank you for all your replies.

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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      A little help on route planning ?

      by loislois Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 12:33 AM

      Once we arrive at the village in the foothill of the castle and take the tickets for the castle tour, how we can go up there?

      I mean is this better to go by bus to Marienbrucke and then go walking down the hill to the castle


      will be better to go straight to the castle and how on foot or somehow else?

      Of course I try to figure the easiest route because of that we will have small kids with us and try to find the easiest way :)


      12 Answers Jun 15, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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      Is 1 day enough for both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles ???

      by loislois Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 12:14 AM

      Is 1 day enough for both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles ???

      We plan to be there on a working day (no weekend.

      Will start our journey at 10.00 hours from Garmish. Add a stop to Oberammergau.

      Also please let me another one question : Usually, how is the wheather in the middle of July ?

      Thank you in advance.

      4 Answers Jun 22, 2009 at 2:44 PM
    • forest scene singers hall

      by weeksr Online Now May 5, 2009 at 9:18 AM

      I visited singers hall at Schloss Neuschwanstein in February. I fell in love with the forest scene. I want to find a reprint for my home. I have been searching for two months without success. The administration for the castle has not been helpful and the people for the culture administrator are not returning my calls. Can you help?

      3 Answers Nov 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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      Front view of the castle

      by shadow Online Now Mar 4, 2009 at 6:11 AM

      Do someone know how to reach the location from which one can get the panoramic view where you can see the front view of the castle (for Is there a trail or is this view only accessible by air (helicopter or balloon)?

      16 Answers Jun 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    • Neuschwanstein for the elderly

      by agni321 Online Now Feb 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

      Next month I will be taking my mother and aunt on a trip to Bavaria and I would like them to see Neuschwanstein because I remember how magical it was when I was there many years ago. I read that there are many steps to go up and although both are in good health, I'm not sure they could make the climb. Is there any way to avoid the steps on the tour?

      7 Answers Mar 2, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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      The exit of the tour

      by mariana_11 Online Now Feb 21, 2009 at 3:18 PM

      I am looking for help!
      I was in the castle in June of 1995, I remember almost everything, but I can´t see where does the tour finish. I mean , I supose, that the large stairs (where is a dragon) what is placed in a tower it´s the final point, and the last that we see is the singers saloon, but after go downstairs....... what is the last door we must pass to stay in the open?
      And, by the way, counting the windows, I see 5 floors. 1- there is where the tour starts. 2nd is "the empty one" in which is a bar and shopping 3rd is the King´s rooms 4th the the throne room, and 5th???
      Thank you very much

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2009 at 4:38 PM
    • Trains to the castle?

      by chloegovan Online Now May 17, 2008 at 1:44 AM


      I am travelling from Salzburg to the castle, and was hoping to take a train to Fussen, but on there are many options, one of which is: Fußenberg, Wenzenbach - is this the right station? Or would it be better to travel to Hohenschwangau instead?
      I notice both take a similar amount of time.
      Also I would like to go to the bridge for a view of Neuschwanstein but have my elderly mother travelling with me (very active but in her 60s) and I do not want her to walk. is there a better way of getting to the top and is it possible to take a horse and carriage?

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57 AM
    • Looking for picture magnets

      by LudmillaMcglamery Online Now Sep 23, 2007 at 9:11 PM

      Are Castle picture magnets (5x8 cm) available for sale, if so, how?

      1 Answer Oct 2, 2007 at 4:54 AM
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      How to get there.

      by Hugs4fun Online Now Sep 19, 2007 at 1:38 PM

      I'm wanting to go visit Schloss Neuschwanstein, but not exactly sure how to get there. I will only be traveling by train/bus. Are there buses and or trains near by?

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2007 at 7:39 AM
    • one day enough?

      by Gundachetty Online Now Aug 22, 2007 at 11:04 AM


      Is it possible to see neuschwanstein,Hohenschwangau,Linderhoff castles in one day. we reach Hohenschwangau at 11.30am that day.

      if i book my tickets thru internet, can i collect them in Hohenschwangau and then start to move to neuschwanstein? should i specify my time to Hohenschwangau castle too.. cannt i go there anytime after seeing N castle first?

      Many thanks in advance to all replies!!

      2 Answers Aug 22, 2007 at 6:07 PM
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      Walk from Jugend Point to Castle

      by VictoriaCampbell Online Now Aug 21, 2007 at 5:30 PM

      I have read that you can walk from the Point and the Bridge downhill to the Castle. One posting said that elderly people should avoid this path as it is steep. I am travelling with my 75 year old mother who is very active. Can anyone tell me if this path is truly too steep? Thanks in Advance. Victoria ( London, Ontario Canada

      7 Answers Oct 8, 2007 at 8:55 AM
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      Hot Air Balloon Over Neuschwanstein Castle

      by VictoriaCampbell Online Now Aug 11, 2007 at 6:37 PM

      Does anyone know of a company that offers hot air balloon rides over or near the castle? I want to use every opportunity for the perfect photo of the castle while visiting the area from Canada. This is be my only trip to Germany and I don't want to come home with any regrets. If there are no hot air balloons companies does anyone have any other feasible idea? I will arrive in the area on October 16th, 2007


      3 Answers Aug 12, 2007 at 2:28 AM
    • Timing for quick trip of both castles???

      by bobbi_p Online Now Aug 3, 2007 at 11:30 AM


      I wanted to book tour tickets via the web page, but I see that the requested time slots for the tours are total blanks. If the tours begin at 9 AM, I want to hike up to the bridge for my photo ops, and I want to tour both castles, what's the minimum time spacing I should request? Which castle would you suggest touring first to potentially leave my photography opportunities until after the tours?

      Any timing tips for us on a tight schedule will be greatly appreciated. (We're staying in at Pension Schwansee in Schwangau, so we're hoping for an early morning tour and perhaps photo ops the evening before.)


      1 Answer Aug 3, 2007 at 1:48 PM
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      From Munich to Neuschwanstein??

      by outdoorz13 Online Now Jul 27, 2007 at 12:03 PM

      Hi, I'll be in Munich on Sept 23, 2007 and I want to spend the day traveling to see the Neuschwanstein Castle. I do not feel a desire to go inside the castle, just want to see the grounds, the views, the bridge, the lake. I do not want to drive myself, but am willing to take the train or bus or tour group. I've never taken a European train before.

      If I take the train, where do I get off the train? Do I then take a bus from the train station to the castle? Is there a bus from Munich to the castle? Or do you suggest a tour company from Munich?

      I'll be alone so want to know if this is easy to do. Thank you for your help!! It's my last day in Europe so I'd hate to get lost...hehe.

      7 Answers Aug 17, 2007 at 5:10 PM
    • Fussen to Munich

      by swedeepea Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 3:04 PM

      After visiting Schloss Neuschwanstein, I will be driving to Munich. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about good places to visit along the way. I am considering Andechs Monestery. As well, I am traveling with older children. Any ideas? Thank you.

      3 Answers Apr 19, 2007 at 1:04 PM
    • Visiting the grounds without the inside tour

      by lolopasstrail Online Now Jun 8, 2006 at 5:31 AM

      WIll be driving by the area and would like to stop at the castle and park. Would also like to walk up the hill to the castle and around it, but don't really have time for a tour.

      Is it possible to walk up to the castle without purchasing the tour tickets?

      Many thanks,

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2006 at 8:59 PM
    • Accomodations nearby

      by grannyfranny Online Now May 20, 2006 at 9:30 AM

      Does anyone know of a place to stay for the night close to the castle that is not too expensive? There will be three of us looking for only one night accomodations. We are just looking for a safe, clean place. We will be coming in by train so we need to be near a train station and will need transportation to get to the castle. Any ideas, anyone? Thank you

      1 Answer May 20, 2006 at 9:39 AM
    • Marienbrücke? Better view?

      by sabsi Online Now Aug 8, 2005 at 1:16 PM


      Soon I'll be able to cross one more place off my "to go before i'm old and grey"-list: Neuschwanstein!!!!

      As Germans hardly ever go there I couldn't get good tips on where to go and where not to go yet. That's why I ask here now.

      (1) I've heard that Marienbrücke is the place to get pictures of the castle? How do I get there? Is it really the best place for picture taking or is there a better one?

      (2) I am not too interested to go inside the castle. Will I still have to pay when I just want to go to Marienbrücke or do I pay at the gate of the castle? Is the inside any interesting?

      (3) What's the parking situation?

      (4) Anything else I shouldn't miss?

      Thanks a lot in advance for all your answers. You see, it's not easy being a tourist in your own country ;)


      10 Answers Sep 3, 2005 at 7:29 AM
    • Wedding Photography/ Location

      by wiamy Online Now May 30, 2005 at 1:39 PM

      I would like to get some information on wedding or professional photography service in the region...(with the castle in the background) can you list some website or contacts that I can reach?
      Thanks in advance!!

    • Train/Bus question..

      by mifro Online Now May 26, 2005 at 12:32 PM

      We are planning a day trip to Fussen to see the castles. We will be traveling by train from Schweinfurt. Its about a 5 1/2 ride, so of course we will be leaving very early to get there early. When arriving in Fussen, is the bus located outside the station to take you to the castles or do you need to walk somewhere to catch it?

      Any idea how much the bus ticket will cost? We are also traveling with a 1 year old so we will of course be bringing a stroller with us. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

      2 Answers May 26, 2005 at 6:57 PM
    • Whatever Happened to Alpenrose?

      by Myds Online Now Mar 22, 2005 at 4:46 AM

      Hotel Alpenrose was the last hotel along Alpsee Strasse in Hohenschwangau and it overlooked Alpsee. I have been trying to find a contact to make reservations but haven't been able to find the hotel anywhere. The last time I was in Hohenschwangau was in 1992. Can anyone tell me what happened to it? Thanks!

      5 Answers Jan 9, 2007 at 3:07 AM
    • From Innsbruck to Nueschwanstein castle

      by pattara Online Now Jan 11, 2005 at 12:57 AM

      Hi, I am staying in Innsbruck Austria. I am planning to visit Nueschwanstein castle on Feb 14 or 16 or 17 this year. Could you please tell me how I can go to Nueschwanstein castle from Innsbruck. I have heard that there are the bus to go but I couldn't find the details (timetable or fee). If someone knows the details of the bus or the other way to go to Nueschwanstein castle from Innsbruck, please tell me. Thank you in advance. Pattara

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2005 at 5:23 AM