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Information for visitors

How to get there

Neuschwanstein Castle is situated near Schwangau and Füssen in the Allgäu. The path to the castle starts in the village of Hohenschwangau, and this is also your last opportunity to park.

Please note: Entrance tickets can only be bought at the Ticketcenter Hohenschwangau in the village of Hohenschwangau below the castle.



By car or coach

Take the A7 motorway (direction Ulm-Kempten-Füssen) until the end. From Füssen first follow the road B17 to Schwangau, then the signs to Hohenschwangau
or
take the A7 motorway until the exit Kempten and then the road B12 to Marktoberdorf. Follow the road B16 to Roßhaupten – OAL I to Buching – and then take the road B17 to Schwangau and Hohenschwangau.

The village of Hohenschwangau has only private parking facilities, which cost 5 euros per car – (state: April 2011).

Route planners you can find on http://auto.abacho.de/routenplaner/.

Google maps:
Google Maps

 

bahn.de - trip planner
By public transport

Take the train (www.bahn.com) to Füssen, then the bus RVA/OVG 73 in the direction to Steingaden / Garmisch-Partenkirchen or the bus RVA/OVG 78 in the direction to Schwangau until you reach the stop Hohenschwangau / Alpseestraße.

Information about the local bus lines: www.rvo-bus.de

For information on intercity bus lines and further means of travel please have a look on the Internet.


 
How to get from Hohenschwangau (car park /Ticketcenter) to Neuschwanstein Castle

 

Picture: Map of the the village of Hohenschwangau

Map of the the village of Hohenschwangau with special information for visitors (section);
you will find the complete map with a legend on www.hohenschwangau.de

 

On foot
It takes about 30-40 minutes to walk from the ticket centre to the castle (around 1.5 km on a steep uphill road).

 

By horse-drawn carriage
Departure point: Hotel Müller, Alpseestraße in Hohenschwangau

Because of space limitations, the carriages cannot go right up to the castle. From the carriage turning area beneath the castle it is an uphill walk of about 300 metres or 5-10 minutes to the castle entrance.

  • Price: Uphill trip 6 euros / downhill trip 3 euros (as of 1 June 2014)

  • Tickets can be bought from the carriage driver.

  • The carriages operate all year round and shuttle between Hotel Müller and Neuschwanstein Castle according to demand, with no fixed timetable.

  • Reservations are unfortunately not possible.

  • The carriages do not operate when there is snow or ice on the roads.

  • Please note that the carriage service is not operated by the Bavarian Palace Department, but by independent companies.

 

With the shuttle bus
Departure point: Schlosshotel Lisl, Neuschwansteinstraße

Because of space limitations, the buses cannot be driven right up to the castle, but go via Bleckenaustraße to the Jugend lookout point (Marienbrücke) above the castle. From here there is a downhill walk of about 600 metres or 10-15 minutes (gradient of around 12%) to the castle entrance. This path is not suitable for anyone with impaired mobility!

  • Price: Uphill trip 1.80 euros / downhill trip 1 euro / return trip 2.60 euros (as of 1 June 2014).

  • The buses operate all year round and shuttle between Schlosshotel Lisl and Neuschwanstein Castle according to demand, i.e. without a fixed timetable.

  • Tickets can be obtained on the bus.

  • Reservations are unfortunately not possible.

  • The buses do not run if there is snow or ice on the roads.

  • Please note that the bus service is not operated by the Bavarian Palace Department, but by independent companies.

Further information about the bus service can be found at www.hohenschwangau.de.

 

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