Neuschwanstein Castle is located few kilometers from FÃ¼ssen, an enchanting town in Bavaria. Aside from being the gateway to the famous castle, the city of FÃ¼ssen is also home to Hohes Schloss , the former Benedictine monastery of St Mang and there are lovely lakes with magnificent views located near by, too.
The castle is located on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau and was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat. Immediately after the king’s death, the castle was open for the public. Most tourists know this castle as the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle is located close to Munich so visit it as a day trip is an excellent choice. Trains take about 2 hours and then you need to take a short bus ride before you walk for 30 min to get to the castle.
Trains and buses from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle
Bahn.de operates a variety of trains between Munich and FÃ¼ssen. Direct trains start running at 7:51 a.m. and leave hourly. The single savings fare is €21 and the standard fare is €24. The travel time is 2 h.
Once in FÃ¼ssen, take bus 9713 to Hohenschwangau. From here, the castle can be reached on foot (30 min walk).
Driving from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle
You can rent a car in Munich and drive the 128 km to Hohenschwangau (on A96 and B17) in about 1h 45 min. From here, just walk to the castle. You can find parking in Hohenschwangau (cost: about €5).