Traveler Pick: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

February 3, 2007 by

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Neuschwanstein Castle tour from MunichKing Ludwig II’s castle at Neuschwanstein has been described as “Disneyesque” and “worthy of a Grimm fairy tale” (and yes, the rumors are true, it was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle in Sleeping Beauty).

We’re about to add a new moniker to the list — the most popular sightseeing tour in Germany, according to Viator travelers.

OK, so that’s not a very catchy moniker.

But the truth is Viator’s day tour to the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof is one of our top-rated things to do in Germany. Here’s what some of our travelers had to say about it (you can read all 33 traveler reviews here):

  • Wonderful tour. I usually avoid tours but loved this one. It was an experience I will not soon forget. The buses were very comfortable with a great view. I only wish we could have stayed a few more minutes at Linderhof because it was so beautiful. I didn’t want to leave! –Donna B, USA
  • The castles have to be seen to be believed, and the tour also includes a visit to the beautiful village of Oberamergau. A terrific day trip from Munich. –Brian M, USA
  • I have been twice. If you visit Germany and don’t go on this excursion you have failed. –Christopher L, USA

The smallest of three royal castles, Linderhof was built by King Ludwig II during the 19th century as a hunting lodge in French Rococo style. Neuschwanstein is a magnificent neo-Romanesque castle perched atop a hill overlooking bucolic German countryside. The whole experience sounds wunderbar.

If you want to spend more than a day at the castles, we have an overnight tour to the castles of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Hohenschwangau and a four-day trip that includes the three castles plus the Romantic Road and Rothenburg Ob der Tauber.

If this is whetting your appetite for a trip to Germany, you are not alone. Read up on our suggested itineraries in Germany, or browse all our day tours from Munich.

Scott McNeely

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