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Neuschwanstein is a MUST, when visiting Germany and Bavaria !
Neuschwanstein is in a distance of 4 Km east of Fuessen and it is certainly one of the most famous attractions in Germany and Europe.
It was built by "mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria between 1869 and 1892.
Ludwig built this castle opposite of his castle Hohenschwangau , where he spent his childhood, dreaming of nice castles, old knights and heros...
Nowadays visiting the castle of Neuschwanstein will be a lot of stress, as everything is even a bit over-organized :
After you have parked your car, you have to buy the tickets for Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the small village of Schwangau BEFORE you go to the castles ( that will be in a walking-distance of 10 and 40 minutes)
AT THE castles, there are NO Tickets available !!!
Your tickets will have a "Tournumber", and will be valid ONLY for the guided tour with THAT number !
Check out the tarifs, and do not simply follow the guards, where they direct you.
Some spaces will have a daily tarif, some have hourly tarifs and the one in my last pic was 4,-/6,- ? for 6 hour for cars or motorhomes.
You have to pay afterwards, according to the time parked, and when exeeding the time, the surcharges are different as well...
Füssen / Fuessen is the closest trainstation to Neuschwanstein and local buses will take you from there directely to Schwangau , where you can buy the tickets for both castles.
April - Sept. the castle is open 08.30 a.m.-05.30 p.m.
Oct.-march 10.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.
Buses OUTSIDE of these times will be rather rare !!!
NO photography inside the castle !
Directions: Neuschwanstein is about 4 km east of Fuessen, in the south of Germany and Bavaria, directely at the border to Austria, at the end of the so-called "Romantic Road" that starts in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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