The enchanting old-world town of Fussen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Traveling by rail on small group guided tour from Munich, you'll tour the ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle, be taken to the best vantage points; the lake, the postcard-perfect aerial view of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle and to the waterfall gorge.
This glorious folly was built in the 19th century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by myth and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many and is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, and is also famous as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale.
Your guide will tell the engaging story of King Ludwig's renowned and tragic reign, of his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains and ultimately destroyed him. Take an exclusive internal tour of the king's private chambers with a specialist castle guide.
Entrance fees to the Neuschwanstein Castle are not included. A supplement of 12 euros (per person) is payable direct. This guided tour includes advance booking so you can skip long lines and gain quick access to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!
The journey to Neuschwanstein takes approximately 2 hours by train. Germany's rail system is world renown and this journey to the Alps is no exception. Offering spectacular views, trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms. Feel free to walk around and chat to your fellow travellers as well as your guide, who can answer any questions about Munich and Bavaria.
Departure Dates: Departure in English April 1 - October 15: Daily
October 16 - March 31: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Departure in Spanish April 15 - October 15: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
October 16 - April 14: Monday and Saturday
Commences: Munich, Germany Departure Point: Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof) Departure Time: 9.30am Return Details: Returns to original departure point
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees (approx. EUR 12 per adult)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This tour involves an approx. 20-minute uphill walk. If you prefer not to walk uphill, an optional horse-drawn carriage will take you most (but not all) of the way to the top
Neuschwanstein Castle is undergoing exterior renovation work until summer 2013. During this time, parts of the castle may be covered with scaffolding. There should be no disruption to your tour
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.