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.
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
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/.
Take the train (Deutsche Bahn: www.bahn.de) 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 public transport: http://www.rvo-bus.de
You can walk to the castle in about 30 minutes.
By horse-drawn carriage
Departure point: Hotel Müller, Alpseestraße in Hohenschwangau.
From the carriage stand at the castle it is about 300 m – approximately a 5-minute walk – to the castle entrance.
Costs: uphill journey 6 euros / downhill journey 3 euros (state: January 2012)
Departure point: Schlosshotel Lisl. The bus goes via Bleckenaustraße to the "Jugend" lookout point (Marienbrücke) from where it is about 600 m or a 10-minute walk on a steep downhill path to the entrance of the castle. This path is not suitable for the disabled!
Costs: uphill journey 1.80 euros / downhill journey 1 euro / return ticket: 2.60 euros (state: January 2012)
Please note: The bus does not run if there is snow or ice on the roads!
Further information on the bus connection you will find on www.hohenschwangau.de
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