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.

Link to enlarged pictureexternal 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 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.

show more



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

According to the current legal situation, an opening of our houses is possible depending on the local seven-day incidence.

Neuschwanstein Castle is open at present; a visit is only possible as part of a guided tour (clearly reduced group size).

Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle are only available online: www.hohenschwangau.de

Here you will find a list of currently open/ closed houses as well as FAQs for visiting our sights during the restrictions due to COVID-19.


Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle are sold exclusively online:
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 charges

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).

Audioguide available

Audioguide tours are available in nineteen languages.

Admission charges 2021

13 euros regular
12 euros reduced

from 16 October 2021:
15 euros regular
14 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

combination ticket

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

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

Responsible administrative office

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

show background
show content
increase contrasts
Use standard view