Things to do in Ettal

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From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

1. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour

Take a scenic ride to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof with skip-the-line entry. Experience the lush beauty of the German countryside and learn the history of the area from your local guide. In the morning, travel in comfort from Munich to Linderhof Palace for a guided tour. Discover the history of the castle before continuing to the picturesque town of Oberammergau. Explore the village and hear about traditional crafts from the local woodcarvers. At noon, head along the Romantische Straße (Romantic Road) to Neuschwanstein Castle. Stop for lunch (not included) on arrival or go directly to the Marienbrücke bridge. In the afternoon, explore Neuschwanstein Castle, before a relaxing ride back to Munich.

From Munich: Trip to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof in Spanish

2. From Munich: Trip to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof in Spanish

Drive through the pre-alpine region of Bavaria to Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II in Hohenschwangau. You’ll have a chance to admire both the exterior and interior of the palace and take in the spectacular views from the Bridge of Mary. Cross alpine valleys en route to Linderhof, the Baroque jewel that’s one of smaller palaces built by Ludwig II. In addition to visiting the palace, you’ll see the spectacular gardens.

Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

3. Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

Experience the historical, cultural, and natural treasures of Bavaria and Tyrol on this private tour from Munich. Visit the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and make your way into the Bavarian foothills, enjoying some great photo opportunities at lakes and other scenic spots along the way. Visit one of the local rococo churches before reaching Hohenschwangau: the Village of the Royal Castles. Purchase skip-the-line tickets on the tour and avoid waiting. Choose from 3 exciting tour packages. The Classic tour package will take you to Linderhof Palace, the second of King Ludwig II's fairytale castles. Admire the lavish interiors and magical castle garden. Follow it up with a guided tour of Oberammergau and Ettal Abbey. Opting for the Adrenaline Kick Package takes you to the 700-year-old ruins of Burgenwelten Ehrenberg castle and its 400-meter long Highline 179 pedestrian suspension bridge. Take in spectacular views from the bridge. Take the 3-Castle Package and enjoy exploring 3 different castles from the inside: Neuschwanstein, King Maximilian II's neo-Gothic summer residence of Hohenschwangau, and the Linderhof Palace.

Linderhof Palace Tour from Munich: Groups of 4 or More

4. Linderhof Palace Tour from Munich: Groups of 4 or More

Escape the bustle of Munich on this full-day tour to Linderhof Palace. Located in southwest Bavaria, you will get a full day to tour the rococo interior, beautiful landscaped gardens, and outhouses, including the Moroccan House, and the Moorish Kiosk. Depart from Munich and drive towards the German Alps into the Ettal. Stop off at Ettal Abbey, home to a community of about 50 monks. Explore the 14th-Century Abbey before continuing to the Royal Palace of Linderhof and Venus Grotto, 2 of the most precious jewels of Bavaria. Linderhof Palace was built in the late 19th-Century for the legendary King Ludwig II. The smallest of the eccentric king’s 3 palaces, it was the only one he lived to see finished. Designed in a fanciful rococo style, the palace and grounds contain exquisite buildings and rooms, such as the Hall of Mirrors, with its carpet made of ostrich plumes, and its ivory candelabra. Visit the theatrical Venus Grotto, built as an illustration of Wagner's “Tannhäuser," and a favorite with Ludwig, who liked to row across the grotto in a swan boat. After the palace tour, you will get some free time to explore the grounds on your own. Go to the Moorish Kiosk, with its peacock throne, and the ornate Moroccan House. Wander the landscaped, formal gardens. On the retun trip to Munich, you will stop at Oberammergau, world famous for it Passion Play, held once every 10 years. Also known for its woodcarvers, and richly painted houses, tour the enchanting town before lunch, and your return transfer to Munich.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,461 reviews

Definitely worth the history. Loved everything about the tour. So glad we did this. Tour guide was amazing! Highly recommend this excursion to anyone. My only issue is the meeting place was changed at least 10 times prior to the trip.

Our guide Hannae and our driver Errol were wonderful. Friendly, on time and Hannae had so many additional facts about the locations after our tours. Highly recommend!

The tour was great and we really appreciated that the driver went out of his way to stop for a visit at Oberammergau.

Well informed, easy trip by a very competent driver. Great experience

Comfortable coach, fun tour guide, great day. Thanks!