We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8362 930830
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 228.21*
and up
Private Tour: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau from Munich
More Info
USD 310.37*
and up
Overnight Royal Castles Tour - Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein
More Info
USD 108.32*
and up
Full-Day Bavarian Castles Tour from Fussen
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“royal family” (44 reviews)
“king ludwig” (77 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8362 930830
Write a Review
Reviews (2,715)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,101 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Compare to Neuschwanstein, it's better decoration, less crowded, less Chinese tourism. Heaven on earth, LOL.

Thank Gunn '
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having already toured Neuschwanstein on a previous visit, my husband and I decided to tour Hohenschwangau. The tour lasts about 35 minutes, and we loved the personalized stories that our guide told us. They really made the castle come to life. Advice: - If you...More

1  Thank JulieRush
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent guide , speaking fluent English . The castle is beautiful and we enjoyed the tour very much.

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the kings package that included both castles. Very interesting & beautiful castles. Be sure to also do Marienbrucke over Pollat gorge. (amazing view of Neuschwanstein) Easy walk up to Hohenschwangau.

Thank Angie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were not expecting much at this castle, but were pleasantly surprised at its warmth and history. The murals painted on the walls were impressive.

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the castle on a weekday early in September and arranged tickets for admission through our hotel. We booked an audioguide tour, with the result that our guide led us through the rooms, activating the audioguides after the tour group entered each room but...More

1  Thank Drew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was nice but tours were very rushed. The next group was always close by. I would recommend seeing it in an off season.

Thank scottrschroeder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the area to see both castles. Spent a day here. This is the most historic castle of the two. Tour was well organised, buy the tickets in town, got to castle and wait for you tour number to come up on the display...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buy the combo tickets to see this castle as well as Neuschwanstein! Make sure you have comfortable shoes as you enjoy the walk up to the castle! The views are incredible!

1  Thank ABerkner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hohenschwangau castle was probably my favorite of the two castles, and it really sets the stage for Neuschwanstein. The story of Ludwig and the royal family is a great part of the tour, and looking out towards Neuschwanstein helps set the events lead up to...More

1  Thank Michael E
Nearby Restaurants
Hotel Muller Restaurant Acht-Eck
451 reviews
.18 km away
429 reviews
.29 km away
Alpenrose am See
256 reviews
.26 km away
Allgauer Stuberl
211 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Neuschwanstein Castle
13,807 reviews
1.05 km away
104 reviews
1.32 km away
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
406 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
If you purchase a discounted 2 castle ticket you will ALWAYS have Hohenschwangau first and Neuschwanstein second. You want to reserve your ticket online (when I showed up at 11:00 to pick up my tickets, there were 2-3... More
Quinten S
18 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
The interiors of the castles are NOT stroller friendly. It is possible to take a stroller on some of the paths to the castles; other paths have stairs. You can definitely do both castles the same day; the ticket office in... More
14 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from travellingbuzz | Reviewed this property |
Like Joe...I think it is better that you get this information from their website....