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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 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Schloss Neuschwanstein. An amazing and beautiful castle with a fascinating history, a wonderful place to visit in the area.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BenGenn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn’t say it’s less impressive than the Neuschwanstein castle but it is different and smaller. The garden is gorgeous and picture perfect. They have a little gift shop as well. Did not buy tickets to go inside but still enjoyed the view of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess the main attraction is Neuschwanstein castle. However, if u have time, please visit this castle as well. It's the birth place of King Luwig II . It's the only castle in his area which is complete and the Bavarian kings has been living...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With Neuchwanstein mext to it os just another castle that get s missed in the tour. Only seen it from the outside

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 944catiaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is pretty on the inside although be warned to are going to tour with a large group and they hustle you through. There are beautiful murals, furniture, jewels, etc. that you would expect to find at a castle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jstock2431
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't much more to go to both castles and we booked online well before our trip, so we added Hohenschwangau. Looking back, I wish we saved our time. It wasn't that impressive inside and the main attraction here is Neuschwanstein. Oh well, we can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kcbarbie
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Seaslug007
Reviewed 23 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.