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Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant multihour drive from Munich to visit the 2 castles though honestly Neuschwanstein Castle was our primary target. What was very interesting was that the outside of our primary interest was amazing but the interior of this castle was far more impressive....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When arriving in small village of “Schwangau” you will see the “Castle Hohenschwangau” this before you see the more known Castle of “Neu-Schawnstein”. The “Castle of “Schloss Hohenschwangau” was built on the remains of the Schwanstein Fortress, which got for the first time mentioned into...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Schloss Neuschwanstein is the major draw for tourists, you should buy a combo ticket and see both. Booking ahead of time online allows you to skip the line and hopefully get a morning tour before the crowds grow. It is good to do this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JillK1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can pick a time to visit this castle. About 20 people in each group to tour this castle. Can ask questions. No pictures allowed inside castle. Have to walk up slanted sidewalks and 30 to 50 gradual steps to get to Entrance of castle....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Candace B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do this castle before the other one. Make sure you plan on spending a whole day here. Also you can reserve tickets online. If you don’t- you’ll wait 90 mins to get your tickets. It’s a beautiful castle and you can not take photos inside.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SoloMarilyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hohenschwangau is the perfect double date with Neuschwanstein Castle if visiting to the area. Hohenschwangau is a spectacular castle nestled in the equally spectacular Alpine countryside a short train ride from Munich. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the village between the 2...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are required to purchase your ticket for the guided tour in the given languages. The timings are fixed and you have to follow the same. A combo ticket for the neuschwanstein castle is available. Both timing will be specified. We were there on a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NayantSavani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked from Fussen and waited in line for tickets. Took the package for the 2 castles and the museum. Hit the museum and then our first scheduled tour was Hohenschwangau. Our group had at least 20 people following the one guide around. Tour is pretty...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While everyone comes here to see fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, don't miss this older castle. It's still not medieval, but at least it was built on the remains of a real castle. It isn't as extensive as its more famous cousin across the valley, but it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank johnbU5149WS
Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

What a spectacular castle to visit. The tour was approximately 30 minutes in length and was chock full of information. I highly recommend the tour. You could either walk up the hill to the castle or take a carriage ride. We walked, and it took...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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25 October 2019|
Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
Art reseachers state the background in the Mona Lisa most likely portrays views in the Montefeltro region in Italy. Another researcher says the landscape image resembles a background screen sometimes used by Renaissance... More
28 May 2019|
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Response from chinoduke | Reviewed this property |
You may not have time to see both castles. Go online to book reservations for tour times and preferred language. You need to book in advance. The tours are very popular. We had a 9:30 and 12:00 tour. Hohenschwangau is a 5... More
28 April 2019|
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Response from 204kylec | Reviewed this property |
You are able to walk around the castles, touch them, and get all the photo's you would like without going on the tour inside. There are hiking trails around both castles that I recommend, particularly Queen Mary's bridge... More