Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Itinerary
A day you will never forget! We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous region of Europe and we are excited to show you the beauty that surrounds it. Ludwig II (mad king Ludwig) built some spectacular Castles but Neuschwanstein Castle was definitely his masterpiece. Nestled on the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, in the small village of Fussen lies this amazing fairytale castle that Walt Disney decided to model his Cinderella Castle after.
Our action packed day starts with a departure from your hotel at 8:30am where our tour guide/driver will meet you. We head off on the autobahn towards in the direction of Garmisch Partenkirchen, which is a quaint village and home of the 1936 winter Olympics. It is a great place to stop and have a coffee and have a quick wander around. Optionally we can take a walk through the gorge of partnachklamm which is close to the Olympic ski jump (we say optional because if we do this, then we probably have to cut out another option). Another option would be to stop in Oberammergau, home of the world famous passion play which happens once every 10 years. The next performances will be in 2020.
From Garmisch (or Oberammergau) we head in the direction of Linderhof Castle. Since you will more than likely want to go inside Neuschwanstein Castle, we generally stop for a walk around the gardens which are quite beautiful. We can of course also go inside this castle if you wish, but it naturally cuts into our time seeing other things along our journey.
From Linderhof we head in the direction of Fussen with a stop off at Plansee, one of the prettiest lakes on the Austrian side of the border. We can decide to either stop there for lunch or head on over to Fussen or eat there. Once we get to Fussen, our tour guide needs to pick up your tickets to the castle at the base of the village. From there we do a small hike up to the top of the ridge that the castle sits on. It is not a difficult hike, it can easily be done by virtually anyone, however if mobility is an issue, there is an option for a bus ride to the top as well as horse and carriage, however due to time pressure we would suggest the bus as the quickest alternative since our tour time must be met. It is best if we do walk up though.
Since the tour throughout the castle is only operated by the castle itself, out tour guide will not accompany you though the actual tour. Not that we don't want to spend the time with you, but we've all seen it 100+ times and it's a good time for us to have a small break. It is definitely worth doing the tour of the castle if you have not seen it before. Hohenschwangau Castle is also right next door, and if you are wanting to see both castles, we can do that, we just need to juggle other stops along the way. The tour of Neuschwanstein is roughly 30mins long. Once the tour through the castle is wrapped up our tour guide will meet you and we will depart back to Munich. The drive back to town takes roughly 2 hours. All in all, we should be back between 7-8pm.
It is a long day so please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Unfortunately there isn't anything we can do about the weather but regardless of the liquid sunshine, we will still have a great time! If you have further questions or would like to go ahead and book this tour, please send us an email!