Neuschwanstein was opened to the public in 1886, just seven weeks after King Ludwig II's death. The shy king had built the castle to seek refuge from the public – today, his refuge draws the public like a magnet.
The picturesque location is like no other. However, movements in the foundation must be monitored consistently and the steep cliffs must be reinforced on an ongoing basis. The rough climate is very hard on the limestone facades, to the effect that they, likewise, must be renovated constantly.
Built in an unmatched enchanting location by the King, Ludwig IInd of Bavaria, Schloss Neuschwanstein castle is one of the most popular European castles and palaces today.
Entrance tickets are only available at the Ticket Center below the castle in the town of Hohenschwangau. Accordingly, make sure to purchase your ticket before walking up the 30-minute trail to the castle. You can reserve entrance tickets for a surcharge of approx. € 1.80 up to one day before your visit to the castle. Changes and cancellations are only permitted up to two hours before the admission time (can also be done by phone). Tel.: Internatl. +49 (83 62) 9 30 83 - 0, natl. (0 83 62) 9 30 83 - 0
You can also pick up a ticket for the time desired at Hotel Sommer the day before, so that you won't have to stand in line later. There are up to 20 persons in one guided tour. Your ticket reserves you a space for the desired time.
April - September: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Ticket office opening hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily
October - March: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Ticket office opening hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily
Closed on: Jan 1, Mardi Gras/Carnival Tuesday, Dec. 24, 25, 31
Regular price: € 12.00
"Königsticket" combo ticket for Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau on the same day: Regular price: € 21.50, discounted price: €15