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?
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
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?
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?
Does anybody know where we could hire hot air baloon to see the castle from the air and how much (July 2010)?
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!
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 bahn.de 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.
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 :)
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.
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?
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?
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
I am travelling from Salzburg to the castle, and was hoping to take a train to Fussen, but on bahn.de 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?
Are Castle picture magnets (5x8 cm) available for sale, if so, how?
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?
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!!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) London, Ontario Canada
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
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.)
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.
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.
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?
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
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 ;)
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!!
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.
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!
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
Hi, I am planning to visit Hohenschwangau and nueschwanstein castles on Dec 18 (Sat) this year. Do you think i should reserve tickets via internet now so to avoid line up over there? there is about euro 4 fee for each internet ticket. Also please correct me if i'm wrong. I will be driving from Munich. So park my car at Fussen then take bus to Hohenschwangau (tour) and then walk about 15 mins uphill to nueschwanstein? I read also the best view of the neuschwanstein is somewhere along the bus route?? Is one day trip enough for both castles? Thanks very much! ann