In this step-by-step guide, I will give you all the useful information on how to visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria . It is one of the most visited sites of interest in all of Germany and is known to the whole world as the fairytale castle, it is also used as the Walt Disney logo. It is not uncommon to see the image of this castle as the subject of both computer desktop themes and puzzles to be completed.
Getting to the Neuschwanstein castle tour
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is often included in guided group tours along with other castles in Bavaria and the capital Munich, which is approximately an hour’s drive away. Arriving with your own vehicle, you can use the special paid parking lots located near the castle. The alternative and certainly the best way to get to this castle is by train. The closest station is that of Fussen, from which the number 78 bus leaves with numerous daily trips, which in a few minutes arrives at the Honenschwangau visitor center.
Buy the ticket
To visit Neuschwanstein Castle, you need to buy a special ticket. It is good to keep in mind that there are different types of tickets, both single ones for each castle, and combined ones. One of these is the so-called King’s ticket, through which it is possible to visit not only the Neuschwanstein castle, but also the neighboring one of Honenschwangau. This type of ticket costs 23 euros and is convenient for all those interested in optimizing the tour of the castles of Bavaria and visiting both sites. By purchasing the ticket, regardless of its type, it is essential to select the language for the guided tour.
Visit the castle
To enter and visit the castle, it is good to specify that each ticket has its own specific entrance time and consequently you must wait your turn outside, checking everything on the appropriate screens. Once inside, you can see how the interiors are decorated with typical scenes from both Germanic and Nordic sagas, all reworked by the famous artist Wagner. The construction year of Neuschwanstein Castle is 1869, although it should be noted that the works never came to completion, as although Ludwig had many debts, he did not want to interrupt the work. Later, however, the Bavarian government had Ludwig banned and he was subsequently interned at Berg Castle. Before concluding the visit to the castle, it is recommended to admire the wonderful view of the Alpsee lake.