The king´s castles

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

From the Hotel Schweiger in Füssen you can reach the royal castles...

  • by bike in approx. 25 minutes (bike path available)
  • by bus in about 40 minutes
  • by car in 10 minutes
  • on foot as a short hike in 1 hour 20 minutes

Please remember that a guided tour of the castles should definitely be reserved in advance. The waiting times at the Hohenschwangau ticket center could be very long.

The castle Neuschwanstein

King Ludwig II. wanted to create an ideal of a medieval castle while still using the latest technology. His not a little humble role model: The Wartburg with its singers`hall. But the king was never able to see his dream complete. From here he was once taken to castle Berg on lake Starnberg, where he mysteriously died a short time later.

Castle Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau was the royal family`s popular summer residence. Little Ludwig spent many days of his childhood there. The parents, Maximilian II. and Marie, were both passionate hikers. A passion that Ludwig also took on. The interior of the castle in the neo-Gothic Style is decorated with murals depicting themes from medieval legends. The motive of the swan accompanies the visitor throug the entire complex.

A dream turned to stone rises above the castle park: Neuschwanstein castle. It started as a vision and remained unfinished. Nevertheless, it attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year. No wonder, as a king who was as sensitive  as he was mysterious found his refuge here where he could escape reality.