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Welcome to Neuschwanstein Castle

Picture: Neuschwanstein Castle


Please note

Exploratory preservation measures

Preserving all the features of Neuschwanstein Castle intact is an ongoing task. At present we are thus carrying out individual examinations in the state rooms to assess the condition of the interior decoration. All the rooms will remain accessible, but occasionally a small area of the wall around three metres long may not all be visible because of scaffolding.

The Marienbrücke in winter

Please note that during the winter months the Marienbrücke, the bridge over the Pollät Gorge, may have to be closed in bad weather. To find out whether the bridge and the path to it are open, please contact the Ticket Center in Hohenschwangau: The way to the castle and the guided tours are not affected.

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 June 2018. 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 …

Important information for visitors without prior reservation

In our experience, most visitors come to Neuschwanstein between July and September, so that during this time especially, considerable waiting times must be expected. It is also possible that all the available entrance tickets will already have been sold by lunchtime. We therefore recommend that you choose another time to visit Neuschwanstein Castle.

Discover the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria

Linderhof · Neuschwanstein · Herrenchiemsee


Picture: Linderhof Palace
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Important information for visitors

Please note that entrance tickets for a particular day may be sold out. We would therefore ask you to reserve your tickets well in advance.
Reserve tickets online

The visit of Neuschwanstein Castle is only possible with a guided tour.

Rucksacks, prams, child carriers, and similar bulky objects may not be taken into the castle. 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