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The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8362 930830
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth visiting if you have the time. Hike up, if you're able and get tickets ahead of time. Gives you a great history of the castles and King Ludwig before going over to Neuschwanstein.

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this castle same day as Neuschwanstein. The views of it, from, and of it from Neuschwanstein were beautiful! Although it was lovely, I probably would not have chosen it, had it not been for the fact it is in such close proximity to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Schloss Hohenschwangau so that we could at least see one castles should we not be able to see Neuschwanstein Castle, which we were able to do with a combined ticket. The area around the castle is beautiful, and we both enjoyed the...More

Thank Seaslug007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Same goes for here as for Neuschwanstein unfortunately: it is a victim of it's own popularity and not worth going all the way there to stand in a line. It is much better to spend time elsewhere and take a photo from the road.

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to view while waiting for the Neuschwanstein tour garden are beautiful and you can't beat the view.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this castle in addition to Neuschwanstein, and are so glad we made time to stay and tour it. It was an excellent counterpoint to the other castle: a family home that felt cozy and livable, on a more realistic and manageable scale. Beautiful...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend seeing this with a combined ticket for Neuschwanstein. The ticket centre can help you tee up the entry times for the two castles to allow enough time to get between them. Otherwise I recommend reserving your tickets and allowing two hours between the tours....More

Thank angelebswell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a tour of this castle, as it was easier for our travel partners to tour than Neuschwanstein. We were not disappointed. The castle itself is gorgeous! The grounds are amazing, and the views were spectacular! We went on the guided tour, which...More

Thank michellebV8508GL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The older Hohenschwangau, King Ludwig's boyhood home, is less famous but more historic. So.....tips.....let's go..... 1) If you use a car - choose Fussen as a home base town (10 minutes drive to both castles) as the closest and convenient place 2) If arriving by...More

3  Thank tk3232
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breathtaking location, really well organised tour, don't forget to book a ticket online to gain entry. Really informative guide with lots of information on the reconstruction of the castle, the history of the area and the magnificent high-romantic wall paintings.

Thank Millie230
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Emily R
31 August 2018|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely! The walk up to the castle is nice & the small fountain garden is pretty too, but I wouldn’t skip the castle due to rain. We actually enjoyed this castle the most.
28 August 2018|
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Response from JasonMichaelJones | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you book tickets online in advance. When we went the line for tickets was loooooooooong ;)
23 May 2018|
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Response from Logan R | Reviewed this property |
No. One line, one office.