Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century Romanesque Revival palace built on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau, and a stone throw from Hohenschwangau Castle. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II as a retreat and as homage to Richard Wagner. Construction started September 5, 1869. Most notably the palace was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The views of the castle from the trail below is breath taking.
King Ludwig II bedroom
The Singers Hall in Neuschwanstein Castle
View of Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig’s childhood home, from Neuschwanstein Castle
Getting to Hohenschwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich
Renting a car can be one option but a relatively easy and carefree way would be by rail and bus starting in Munich.
Here are the directions:
- Starting at the München Hauptbahnhof station (Munich’s central station) take the train to Augsburg.
- You’ll change trains at Augsburg for Buchloe. From Buchloe you’ll take the train to Füssen.
- Once in Füssen, it is a short 3-minute walk from the train platform to the bus stop, which is just adjacent to the rail station. You’ll need to board the number 78 bus for Hohenschwangau, Schwangau and is just a 10-minute ride.