Neuschwanstein Castle – Schwangau

Picture: Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, which King Ludwig II built on a rugged hill against a backdrop of picturesque mountain scenery, was prompted by the idea of rebuilding an existing ruin "in the authentic style of the old German knights' castles", as he wrote in a letter to Richard Wagner.

Picture: Throne Hallexternal link

Throne Hall

The castle was built by Eduard Riedel and Georg Dollmann from idealized sketches by the scene painter Christian Jank. While the building itself imitates the 13th-century Romanesque style, the paintings inside predominantly depict scenes from Wagner's operas such as "Tannhäuser" and "Lohengrin". The Singers' Hall is modelled on the banqueting hall of the Wartburg near Eisenach; the decoration includes wall paintings illustrating the Parzival saga.  

The church-like Throne Hall was modelled on Byzantine domed architecture and the Allerheiligenhofkirche (Court Church of All-Saints) in the Munich Residenz and symbolizes Ludwig II's idea of a monarchy by God's grace. Neuschwanstein is not a copy of a medieval castle but a typical Historicist creation.

Webcam showing Neuschwanstein Castle

 

 

Further information you will find on
www.neuschwanstein.de

 

Picture: Banner ad for the Ludwig II-App

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Schlossverwaltung Neuschwanstein
Neuschwansteinstr. 20
87645 Schwangau
Telefon (0 83 62) 9 39 88-0
Infoline (0 83 62) 9 39 88-77
Fax (0 83 62) 9 39 88-19
svneuschwanstein@ bsv.bayern.de
www.neuschwanstein.de

Tickets

Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle are sold exclusively at the ticket centre:
Ticket-Center Hohenschwangau
Alpseestraße 12
87645 Hohenschwangau
tel (0 83 62) 9 30 83-0
www.ticket-center-hohenschwangau.de

You can buy tickets during the following times
April-15 October: 8 am-5 pm
16 October-March: 9 am-3 pm

Reservation of tickets
Tickets can also be booked in advance at the ticket centre for an additional charge.

Opening hours

28 March-15 Oct: 9 am-6 pm
16 Oct-27 March: 10 am-4 pm
open daily

Closed on: January 1 and December 24/25/31

Please note

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

Guided tours

We offer guided tours in German and English (approximately 30 minutes).

Audioguide available

Audioguide tours are available in sixteen languages.

Admission charges 2015

12 euros regular
11 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-days-tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Combination ticket
Neuschwanstein Castle /
Hohenschwangau Castle:
23 euros regular
21 euros reduced

Combination ticket "Königsschlösser"
(King Ludwig II's palaces)
24 euros
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of the palaces Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein once.

Further information

Information for the disabled:

For reasons of organization we ask wheelchair and walker users to book their guided tour beforehand at the ticket center. Near the castle there is a toilet for the disabled.

Shop:

Shop
www.kulturgut.de

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Multivision-Show

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Schlossrestaurant Neuschwanstein
Tel. (0 83 62) 8 11 10
www.schlossrestaurant-neuschwanstein.de

Nearest railway station:

Füssen
www.bahn.com

Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus (RVA) to "Hohenschwangau"

There are coach trips up the mountain which end below from the castle.

Parking space:

Car park at Hohenschwangau

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