General information about the sights of the Bavarian Palace Administration:

General information

On this page you will get general information on opening times and admission fees.


Picture: Orangery at Seehof Palace Park


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.


Opening hours

  • 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.


Picture: Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Council Chamber


Excerpt from the general tariff regulations

Free admission is granted for the following persons/ groups, among others:

  • Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.
    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.

  • Tour guides (1 tour guide per 25 paying group participants) and drivers employed by the tour companies are also entitled to free tickets.



Picture: Walhalla, Donaustauf


Reduced admission prices are granted for the following persons/ groups, among others:

  • 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).

Subject to alteration!


Picture: Ansbach Court Garden

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