A March 1995 trip
to Füssen by DiamondRain
Quote: This opulent castle is a pure delight to visitors of every age.
Attraction | "Castle Neuschwanstein"
Designed to emulate a medieval castle, Neuschwanstein was built in the late 1860s, with all the modern conveniences of hot air, running water, and automatic flush toilets. King Ludwig was inspired by the operatic works of his dear friend Richard Wagner, for whom he built the cavernous amphitheater within the halls of his castle, so that Herr Wagner's works might be performed in an atmosphere of acoustic perfection. Inspired by the operatic works of Wagner, the design of each room can only be described as "epic." This monument to art and beauty should not be missed!
Guided tours cost currently cost 8€ (approximately $10). This tour takes a little over half an hour and includes 165 stairs to climb, but it is worth every last step. Tours are also available on Wednesdays for disabled in wheelchairs and walkers.
(0 83 62) 9 39 88-0
Fax (0 83 62) 9 39 88-19
Tickets on sale in ticket centre only:
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
Tickets can be booked in advance for an additional charge at the ticket centre in Hohenschwangau:
Tel. (0 83 62) 9 30 83-0,
Fax: (0 83 62) 9 30 83-20
Guided tours (ca. 35 minutes) in German and English
Audioguide tours in 11 languages
"Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle"
Toilet for the disabled available near the castle.
Special tours on Wednesdays if booked in advance.
Bus (RVA) to "Hohenschwangau"
There are coach trips up the mountain from the castle that end below.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2005