Palaces > General Information
On this page you will get general information on opening times and admission fees.
For current details about individual palaces and castles please have a look on the page of the building you are interested in.
Here you will find information on our annual season tickets and 14-day tickets.
Most of the buildings administered by the Bavarian Palace Administration are open continuously, in summer from 9 am to 6 pm and in winter from 10 am to 4 pm, many are also open on Mondays. The exact opening times are given with the description of each building.
Public holidays: most of the the buildings are closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24, 25 and 31 December.
Exception: Neuschwanstein Castle is open on Shrove Tuesday.
Last entry to almost all the buildings is 30-45 minutes before the stated closing time.
During the summer season, long waiting times can be expected at the royal castles (Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee) and the Würzburg Residence.
Special guided tours can be arranged but must be booked in advance.
Tour groups and other groups with a minimum of 15 paying participants (the concessionary tickets must be all be purchased at the same time and invoice by the tour guide)
Groups on company outings (authorization by the company or office required; the concessionary tickets must be all be purchased at the same time and invoice by the tour guide)
Students and "Goethe Institut" course participants (verification with a German or international student card required)
Persons completing a voluntary social or ecological year (verification required)
Persons completing national or community service (verification required)
The disabled (verification required); their helpers are admitted free of charge if the necessity of an escort is registered in the verification.
Groups of under 15 participants if they are being paid for entirely or in part by charitable organizations, or for other exceptional reasons
Persons over 65 (ID card).
Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.¹
Students over 18 from general schools, vocational schools, special schools and schools for sick children in accordance with Article 6 (2) of the Bavarian Education Law (BayEUG) are also admitted free on production of a student identity card.
Students from “second chance” schools (evening schools leading to intermediate or higher secondary school qualifications, colleges) in accordance with Article 6 (2) No. 1e of the Bavarian Education Law and language school students are not admitted free of charge.
¹Parents or adult supervisors have the sole duty of supervision for underage children and adolescents (up to the age of 18) and may be liable to pay compensation for the behaviour of minors in accordance with the legal requirements if they breach their duty of supervision. Likewise, accompanying teachers and group leaders are responsible for the behaviour of minors in their care. Children under 14 years of age may only enter the objects of the Bavarian Palace Department if accompanied by an adult supervisor.
Tour guides (1 tour guide per 25 paying group participants) and drivers employed by the tour companies are also entitled to free tickets.
Subject to alteration!