Object description:

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.

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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 Residence 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.

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Further information and tips for visitors can be found at


Neuschwansteinstr. 20
87645 Schwangau
Telefon 08362 93988-0
Infoline 08362 93988-77

Information for visitors/ COVID-19

Visitors are required to wear a medical face mask.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

You can only visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a guided tour (clearly reduced group size).


Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle are available online at
(booking fee 2,50 euros) and on premise at the Ticket Center Hohenschwangau (limited capacities).

Ticket Center Hohenschwangau
Alpseestraße 12
87645 Hohenschwangau
Telephone 08362 93083-0

You can buy tickets during the following times:
April-15 Oct: 8 am-4 pm
16 Oct-March: 9 am-3 pm

General information on opening times and admission fees

Opening hours

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

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

Guided tours

We offer guided tours in German and English (approximately 30 minutes; currently clearly reduced group size).

Audioguide available

Audioguide tours are available in nineteen languages.

Admission fees 2022

15 euros regular
14 euros reduced

combination ticket
(King Ludwig II's palaces)

31 euros
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of the palaces Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein once.

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.neuschwanstein.de




Free wi-fi available




Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Schlossrestaurant Neuschwanstein
Telefon 08362 81110

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus (RVA) to "Hohenschwangau"

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

Parking space:

Parking in Hohenschwangau

Administrative office

Schlossverwaltung Neuschwanstein
Neuschwansteinstr. 20
87645 Schwangau
Telefon 08362 93988-0
Infoline 08362 93988-77
Fax 08362 93988-19
svneuschwanstein@ bsv.bayern.de

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