The royal castles of King Ludwig II and Bavaria from its most beautiful side await you on this exciting day trip. Get to know the true story of the alleged crazy fairytale king and his dream worlds in Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Let yourself be enchanted by the scenic foothills of the Alps, visit picturesque Oberammergau, world-famous for the Passion Play and find out what makes Bavaria so special.
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Lobby of your hotel in Munich
Meet & Greet
Departure to Neuschwanstein Castle
The drive to Neuschwanstein takes us through the picturesque Bavarian pre-alpine landscape and past two of the most beautiful Rococo churches in Bavaria. If time permits, we will make a short stop at one of them.
As soon as we've arrived in Schwangau, the first thing I will do is pick up the tickets (at least 1.5 hours before tour start). There is a special skip-the-line-entrance for official tour guides so that we don't have to queue. Afterwards there are 2 options to get to the castle entrance:
a) Bus ride to Mary's Bridge (10 min.) with the best view of the castle - then a walk to the castle (approx. 15 min.)
b) Ascent to the castle (approx. 25 min.) - optionally further ascent to the Mary's Bridge (15 min.) and back to the castle
Then I will take you to the guided tour (35 minutes and 10 more minutes on your own) and collect you at the exit. The way back to the parking is a walk of about 20 minutes downhill.
Onward journey to Linderhof Palace (ca. 50 minutes)
Linderhof Palace is the smallest palace of King Ludwig II, but at the same time the only one that was completed. Picturesquely embedded in the Graswang Valley, Ludwig took refuge here in the dream world of the French Baroque and the fairytale Orient, in stark contrast to Neuschwanstein, where the Middle Ages were the model. A neo-baroque jewel awaits you here in a fascinating landscape park.
Onward journey to Oberammergau (20 min.)
Although Oberammergau is world famous for the Passion Play, much of its original charm has been retained. Get to know the history of the picturesque village and the Passion Play, the colorful fresco-painted facades and the famous wood carvers on a short tour.
Return to Munich
Expected arrival your hotel
Your hotel in Munich
Private guide and driver service
Private small group
Taxes and insurance
Air conditioned private transport
All transportation cost, tolls, parking fees, fuel etc.
Bottled water on board
Personal expenses like lunch etc.
Tickets Neuschwanstein ca. € 15 per person
Tickets Linderhof ca. € 10 per person
€ 30 (total) if online tickets are sold out and a local is hired that organizes tickets in the early morning
** This tour is not suitable for people with impaired mobility, as both the way to the castle and the many stairs in the castle require a certain level of physical fitness.
** Access to the Mary's Bridge is not possible in winter, there may be waiting times in the high season.
** Latest start in Munich at 9, better 8 or 7:30, especially on weekends and in the high season.
** Take your passports with you, as we may cross Austria
** All bookings are subject to ticket availability, but normally tickets can be organized even at very short notice because of on-site contacts to a local
** Itinerary based on pre-covid conditions, there might be changes when the castle is reopened