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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: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

2. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds. Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location. You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him. If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

3. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria with this van tour from Munich. Spend the day enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the castle of Neuschwanstein, you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. You’ll walk through a lovely gorge featuring cascades and waterfalls. On the way back you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Church of Wieskirch built in the 17th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a Bavarian cheese farm, where you can purchase an optional cheese and sausage platter with freshly baked bread. Enjoy the spectacular, 360-degree mountain views from the farm.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces Day Trip

4. From Munich: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces Day Trip

Embark on a magical journey to discover the architectural masterpieces of King Ludwig II, the Mad King of Bavaria. Enjoy the comfort of a private vehicle as you visit both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palaces in a single day tour from Munich. Your guide will greet you at your Munich hotel or a prearranged meeting point and drive you through picturesque farmlands and into the German Alps. Get ready to capture stunning views during the roughly 2-hour drive. Upon arrival in Hohenschwangau, take time to explore the quaint shops, serene Alpsee lake, and the charming Hohenschwangau Castle grounds. Climb up towards Neuschwanstein with breathtaking views along the way. A shuttle bus is available for those with mobility issues. Before entering the palace, visit Marienbrücke, a suspension bridge with breathtaking views of both the palace and the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a tour of the palace's lavish interior, with time for souvenir shopping and a break afterwards. Next, visit Linderhof, the smallest and only completed palace of King Ludwig II, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Take a short tour of the palace's interior and wander through its stunning gardens, considered one of the finest examples of historicist garden design. Your guide will share the story of King Ludwig II, his eccentricity, and the mystery surrounding his death. After completing the tour, your guide will return you to Munich and accompany you back to your hotel or a prearranged drop-off point. Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are allowed to give tours inside the castles and you will be provided with an audio guide. For this tour, you can choose between an option with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide. Our driver-guides are well-versed in history and can provide an adequate overview. For a more in-depth tour, we recommend booking the option with a separate driver and a professional local guide.

From Munich: Private Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

5. From Munich: Private Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Discover the magic of Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, on this unforgettable 8-hour tour. Nestled in the heart of the majestic Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein is a must-see for any traveler. Your tour begins with a comfortable and scenic drive from Munich to Hohenschwangau, the small town beneath Neuschwanstein Castle. On the way, you'll have the opportunity to admire the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside and capture the breathtaking views with your camera. Once in Hohenschwangau, you'll have time to explore its charming shops, the serene Alpsee lake, and the grounds around the smaller Hohenschwangau Castle. Then, it's time for the climb up to Neuschwanstein. Your driver-guide (or separate driver and guide) will share the story of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the history of the castle along the way. A shuttle bus up to Marienbrücke is available for those with mobility issues. Upon arrival at Neuschwanstein, you'll first visit the Marienbrücke, a suspension bridge that provides stunning views of both the palace and the surrounding countryside. Then, you'll be taken on a tour of the palace's lavish, myth-inspired interior. After the tour, you'll have time for souvenir shopping and a break. Finally, you'll be driven back to Munich, where your guide will accompany you to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off point. Please note that only employees of Neuschwanstein are allowed to give tours inside the castle and you will be provided with an audio guide. For this tour, you can choose between an option with a driver-guide or a separate driver and guide. Our driver-guides are well-versed in history and can provide an adequate overview. For a more in-depth tour, we recommend booking the option with a separate driver and a professional local guide.

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What people are saying about Marienbrücke

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,883 reviews

This was a fantastic day trip! Breathtaking beauty all around. I really appreciated the tour guides as they kept the long bus rides very interesting and entertaining. They gave history and told stories all along the way. Even while we were waiting for the bus on the way up the mountain they were giving. more information. It just seemed like there was never a dull or boring moment and that's because they didn't allow there to be any. They did a really great job. The castle is beautiful and the view from the bridge and the balcony is like nothing we've seen before. This is totally worth the time and money invested. Highly recommended.

My family and I recently spent 14 days in Europe, visiting five different cities, and Munich, but more specifically, THIS TOUR, was the ultimate highlight. Our tour guide was Mario, and he had this tour down to a science! We were given plenty of time to eat and shop and take photos. Mario even took us to a special place along the route to get fantastic family photos with the castle in the background. We have some AMAZING memories of Bavaria, now, thanks to Mario and this perfect tour! Take it. You won't be sorry.

Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He had the perfect mix of talking and allowing us to just enjoy the views on our trip to the castle. He made plenty of stops to allow us to use the restroom, grab drinks, and stretch our legs. His instructions were clear and he was very helpful with any questions. Really enjoyed this tour.

Had a great time even though it was too foggy to see the castle from afar. Michelle was a great guide and the snowy forest was enchanting

Mario is a great, knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. The tour itself was great, as were the extra stops. Highly recommended.