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Neuschwanstein Castle Pictures - A Virtual Tour of Schloss Neuschwanstein


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Neuschwanstein Castle as seen from the Village of Hohenschwangau
Neuschwanstein Castle Picture

Mad Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle as seen from the Village of Hohenschwangau

James Martin
A tour of Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle starts in the village of Hohenschwangau, east of Fussen. The picture below is of the castle from the center of Hohenschwangau, from where the trail takes you up to the castle. The picture was taken with a telephoto lens (320 mm) from the balcony of the Hotel Muller.

You can get a ticket to tour Neuschwanstein or hire a guide from the ticket center in Hohenschwangau. Get there early, as there are limited tickets for each tour. A ticket for a 35 minute tour of the interiors of either Neuschwanstein or Hohenschwangau castle costs €12 (2012 price), a "Royal" ticket to tour both costs 23 (See Information for Visitors on the official Neuschwanstein site). If you stay at a hotel in Hohenschwangau like the Hotel Muller (recommended), the hotel staff can help you get tickets.

You do not need a ticket to walk up and view the castle from the outside. The pictures in this series were taken on a walk that took about two hours total from the hotel Muller, including time to take pictures. It takes 30-40 minutes to reach the castle from below.

You can get a horse drawn carriage in front of the Muller that will take you near Neuschwanstein castle for around €6 up and €3 down.

Day Tours from Munich

Viator offers a small group guided tour from Munich (book direct) which also takes in the town of Fussen.

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