• Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

    LIVE THIS FAIRY TALE CASTLE, LAKES, AND THE ALPS.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

  • Fat Tire Tours Approved
  • Great Photo Ops
  • Limited Group Size


Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

The famous Neuschwanstein castle sits picturesquely at the foot of the Bavarian Alps about a 1:45 drive from Munich. Built by “Mad” King Ludwig II, this fairy tale castle is the most popular day trip around Munich, and for good reason: the backdrop of lakes and the Alps are seemingly out of a story book.

We believe the best way to explore Neuschwanstein is to take in the countryside at the same time. We’ve therefore partnered with a “Fat Tire Approved” tour operator to bring you a bus tour (no train!) to the castle coupled with a bike tour of the surrounding flat valley. This is sure to be one of the most enjoyable days of your vacation!

  • Approximately 8.5 hours
  • Day Tour
  • Normal
    • Transportation to & from the castle on luxury coach
    • Guided bike tour (optional)
    • Native English-speaking guide and support staff
    • No waiting in line for castle tour tickets
    • Entry fee to the castle
  • Adults €59.00
    Students €59.00
    Children €40.00
    • Tours do not include the cost of the castle entry fee. Entry in the castle is by official guided tour only and costs €15.
    • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and an additional layer, as it can get a bit cooler in the Alps than it is in Munich.
    • The tour stops at a lovely brewery for lunch, complete with mini-golf course and a view of the castle. Lunch is not included. If you would like to bring a bag lunch, you are welcome to picnic at the same location, if desired.
    • Should you not wish to participate in the guided bike ride, the guides can recommend other options, including touring the neighboring Hohenschwangau Castle.
    • Along the bike ride the tour passes Swan Lake. Weather and time permitting, this is perfect for a quick dip in the pristine lake so bring a swimsuit if you desire.

     

  • Neuschwanstein Castle tours meet the Fat Tire Approved tour operator shop located very centrally around the corner from the rear entrance of the famous Hofbäuhaus beer hall. Coming from Marienplatz, walk down the street named "Tal", past McDonald's, and make a left on Hochbrücken Strasse. The shop is about 150 meters on the left, just past the police station and before the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Tour Highlights

  • Beautiful Neuschwanstein castle area

  • Transport in air-conditioned coach

  • Bike ride of the surrounding flat valley

  • Numerous photo opportunities, including from the famous “Mary’s Bridge”

  • Breathtaking views of the Alps

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse Can I have a more detailed breakdown of the day?

    Sure. From the meeting point we walk about 100 meters to the waiting private bus. It’s about a 1 hour 45 minute drive to the castle area. The guide will then use the special tour operator access line to purchase entry tickets for those that wish to take the guided tour inside the Neuschwanstein castle.

    The guides then take those that wish on a guided bike tour of the beautiful surrounding area. Along the way, weather permitting, there is time for a swim in Swan Lake, one of four lakes in the area.

    Lunch is at a brewery near the castle. Cost for entrees range from €10-€15. Lunch costs are not included in the tour. There is a mini golf course on the brewery grounds, and with outdoor seating and a view of the castle, it’s a fantastic break.

    After lunch we head to the castle.  Should you wish to take a public bus or horse & carriage up, that can be arranged. Most choose to walk up to the castle to Mary’s Bridge for fantastic photo opportunities of the castle and surrounding areas.

    For those that wish to take the guided tour inside the castle, that 45 minute tour is led by official museum staff. For those that do not wish to go inside, they can enjoy the outdoors and hike further.

    The tour then heads down from the castle to the waiting bus for the journey back to Munich.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Why is the entry fee in to the castle not included?

    The tour is set up to be as flexible as possible.  Some people do not want to go inside but prefer to soak up more of the beautiful Alps and the surrounding areas. You can decide once you’re on the bus heading to the castle if you would like to go into the castle or not. Should you wish to join that guided tour, please bring the €15 for the entry fee in cash.

  • Expand/Collapse What is “Fat Tire Approved”?

    We cannot operate all tours that would be of interest to our patrons, so in a couple instances we have partnered with trusted vetted partners to offer these tours. With these Fat Tour Approved partners you can expect the high level of customer service you’ve come to appreciate with Fat Tire Tours.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point for the tour?

    Neuschwanstein Castle tours meet the Fat Tire Approved tour operator shop located very centrally around the corner from the rear entrance of the famous Hofbäuhaus beer hall. Coming from Marienplatz, walk down the street named "Tal", past McDonald's, and make a left on Hochbrücken Strasse. The shop is about 150 meters on the left, just past the police station and before the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

  • Expand/Collapse Why is taking a bus to the castle better than the train?

    Taking a bus to the castle is faster and more comfortable. The train is slower, makes frequent stops, and is not air-conditioned. Also, from the train station in Füssen it is still necessary to take a public bus to the Neuschwanstein castle.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    This is quite an active day, but there are children’s bikes and children can participate in all the activities.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What if I don’t want to participate in the bike tour?

    That’s no problem. Please just speak with your guide at the start of the day what you prefer to do – such as alternatively go in the neighboring Hohenschwangau Castle – so that the guide can help make the most of your day.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I bring my own lunch?

    Yes, you should prefer to picnic with your own bag lunch, you can do so at the same brewery restaurant.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What should I bring with me on the tour?

    Please wear comfortable shoes as this an active day. You will also want to bring cash for the castle tickets and lunch, should you desire either of these. Please also consider bringing an extra layer. The bus will be locked when we’re not it in, so you can leave what you don’t need in the bus.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Do you have baskets on the bikes?

    The bikes have luggage racks. Should you not want to take everything with you on the bike ride, you can leave it in the locked bus.

  • Expand/Collapse Is biking in Bavarian countryside safe?

    Absolutely. The bike ride is approximately 90 minutes and coves 5 or so kilometers, so also goes at a relaxed pace.

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