Schloss Neuschwanstein Transportation Tips by balhannah
Schloss Neuschwanstein Transportation: 28 reviews and 42 photos
We have parked our Car, and seen about the admission tickets, so now it is time for us to decide which way to climb the hill to the Castle.
Well, as neither of us are what you call "real young," walking up the steep hill really didn't appeal! Walks are signposted and give estimated time of doing the walk, just remember, it is uphill all the way! They estimate 30 - 40 minutes.
Next choice, the Horse & carriage which departed from Hotel Muller. It looked to be quite popular, but we decided against the 6euro up, and 3 euro downhill ride.
All that was left was the Bus, and this was the most popular of the lot. It departed from the Schlosshotel Lisl. We bought a return ticket which cost 2.60 euro's from the booth and then waited with the huge crowd in queues for the Bus. When the Bus arrived, they put as many people on as possible, I mean, 'packed in like sardines.' Lucky the ride was only short, and soon we were at the Bus stop near the top.
I say "near the top" as we were dropped off near Marien Brucke, and there still is a walk to Newschwanstein Castle.
We had paid for our return trip, but decided against it when we realized we would have to walk the same track back to the bus-stop, this meant, up hill all the way! We walked back down the hill, following the Horse and carriages and returning right next to our car park.
*The Bus doesn't run when snow or ice is on the road.*
Car park near here
As we had our own Car, we drove the 5km from Fussen to Hohenschwangau. This is as far as we could go by private car.
On arrival at Hohenschwangau, we noticed a Car Park that was filling. and we wondered if we should park there. Thank-goodness, we decided to drive on as far as we could, to see if any closer car parking was available.
There was, and from this carpark, it was a 5min walk to the booking office, Horse & carriage and the Bus, great! This would not be always possible, because even though we were there and parked at 9.20am, the Car Park was filling very quickly.
Cost of the car park in 2011 was 5 euro's.
You can also take a train to the town of Füssen, then buses 73 or 78 from Fussen to Hohenschwangau.
Type: Car/Motor Home
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