Main information:

Welcome to Neuschwanstein Castle

Picture: Neuschwanstein Castle


Please note

No shuttle bus service until mid-December 2016

Due to road works there will be no shuttle buses to the Jugend lookout point (Marienbrücke) above the castle until mid-December 2016.

Renovation work at the Gateway Building

Due to renovation work the façade of the Gateway Building is scaffolded at the moment. The work is scheduled for completion by autumn 2017. The way to the castle and the guided tours are not affected.

Hiking trail closed

The hiking trail through the Pöllat Gorge is inaccessible until further notice due to a rockfall. The way to the castle and the guided tours are not affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Entrance tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle

Entrance tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle can only be bought at the Ticketcenter in the village of Hohenschwangau below the castle. Further information …

Discover the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria

Linderhof · Neuschwanstein · Herrenchiemsee


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Important information for visitors

The rooms at the castle can only be visited as part of a guided tour.

Rucksacks, prams, child carriers, and similar bulky objects may not be taken into the palace. Please leave these items in your car or bus.

No photographing or filming is allowed in the castle. Photo and film shootings are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits. Taking pictures of the outside of the buildings for private use does not require a permit.

Neuschwanstein Castle is on the edge of the Ammergebirge nature reserve; it is therefore not permitted to fly model planes or drones /multicopters.

Animals are not permitted in the castle.

Partnership with Himeji Castle in Japan


Photo: Signatories of the agreement between Neuschwanstein Castle and Himeji Castle

On 26 March 2015 an agreement was signed between the town of Himeji and the Free State of Bavaria to further mutual understanding and friendship with a view to cooperation and exchange in the area of tourism.

Homepage of Himeji Castle in Japan

Ludwig II. – The App

Picture: Banner ad for the Ludwig II-App


Picture: Webcam Neuschwanstein Castle