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Museum of the Bavarian Kings

Alpseestr. 27, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8362 9264640
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Plan for an entire day, but don't skip it if short on time.

There is an amazing story to be learned here, following the fantastic lineage of the Bavarian... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hoeflerbt
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Informative but not more

I recommend that you take a quick tour of this museum between the tours to the castles in the area... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JensPerregaard
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Munich, Germany
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Alpseestr. 27, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is an amazing story to be learned here, following the fantastic lineage of the Bavarian royalty. I am something of a history buff and was amazed to learn so many details of the intertwining that shaped Europe, and the world, over the centuries. The...More

Thank hoeflerbt
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recommend that you take a quick tour of this museum between the tours to the castles in the area. I can be done in 15 min. If you wish to read all the information on the posters much longer. Not a fantastic collection but...More

Thank JensPerregaard
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had some time to kill while in Hohenschwangau, so we thought we'd check out the musuem. While some of it is very interesting, by the time we'd already visited both castles and were a little museum'd out. They give you an audio guide, but...More

Thank hunnyjar
Reviewed 1 week ago

the best thing about the museum was the free toilet and a good place to visit while waiting for the scheduled tour of the castle

Thank jamesbond44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone coming for the castles should also see this museum. It gives all the necessary background on the Bavarian monarchy including during and after world war two. Highly recommended to make time for it, does not take more than 30min.

Thank zurichgrad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has very little material. In 20 min you can cover everything and the audio guide don't cover everything. It has a great view to the lake, but you cannot take pictures. The advice is to use your time to enjoy the lake.

Thank Wesley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't like museums and only went in this one as I had time to kill and it was pouring with rain. I got an audio tour which they give you for free. I feel like it just repeated itself a lot and just said...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is not very big but it is well organized. We visited it after the visit of the first castle. For me was ok but my husband thinks that it could be better.

Thank Lilinik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found it to be a rich source of information about Bavaria. It nicely displays the cultural heritage and diversity of the region. A must for any history lover.

Thank weekendwatcher
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Opened in 2011, this is a sleek, modern and nicely designed museum. Displays are accompanied by information in both German and English, though audio guides are also available. It costs €11 at the moment for an adult ticket, which I feel is a little on...More

Thank TeaAndToffee
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