Hohenschwangau Castle, Bavaria, Germany
Germany 1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe

Remarkable Hohenschwangau Castle, Bavaria, Germany

January 8, 2020

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Type Castle
Year 1832 – 1836: Crown prince Maximilian of Bavaria had the ruin of Schwanstein Castle being rebuilt in neo-gothic style. This is where King Ludwig II. spent his childhood.
Location Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Getting to the Castle Check out the MAP of the area


Most visitors come to Hohenschwangau Castle between July and September, so that during this time especially, considerable waiting times must be expected. It is also possible that all the available entrance tickets will already have been sold by lunchtime. Reserve the tickets before Here

There are 4 parking lots in the village Hohenschwangau:

  • P1 = next to “apollo duty-free” shop,
  • P2, P3 = at the roundabout next to Restaurant cafe Kainz,
  • P4 = next to the lake Alpsee
  • No parking between 8.00 pm. and 8.00 am.
  • Parking fees (per day):
    • Cars € 6,00
    • Bus/ coaches € 15,00
    • Caravan/ camping cars € 8,50
    • Motorbikes € 2,00

3 ways to the castle:

  • On foot

    • It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the ticket center to the castle.

  • By horse-drawn carriage

    Carriage-stop valley: in front of the Ticket Center

    Carriage-stop castle: directly at the Hohenschwangau castle

    Uphill: € 4,50   Downhill: € 2,00

    You pay directly to the horse carriage driver.

    Duration of the ride: approx. 10 minutes.  

    Important note: During the winter opening hours of the castle, there is no carriage transfer to Hohenschwangau castle.

  • The castle can be visited on its own or as part of a combined visit (and ticket) with Neuschwanstein. Like Neuschwanstein, a visit is only possible as part of a guided tour.
  • Your entrance ticket is valid for a guided tour of the castle at a particular time. You need to allow sufficient time to get up to the castle, as if you arrive too late you will no longer be able to participate in the tour.
  • €13 – adults
  • free for those under 17
  • no photography allowed inside the castle
  • You cant buy tickets online but you can reserve it: Here
  • Opening hours Ticket Center
    • Winter 2020 and 2021:

      • 01.01.2020 – 31.03.2020 / 16.10.2020 – 31.12.2020
      • 01.01.2021 – 26.03.2021 / 16.10.2021 – 31.12.2021 

      daily from 8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. (closed on 24.12. and 01.01.)

      Summer 2020 and 2021:
      • 01.04.2020 and 15.10.2020
      • 27.03.2021 and 15.10.2021

      daily from 7.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m

Website Official Site

Hohenschwangau Castle location

Schloss Hohenschwangau is situated slightly to the south of Neuschwanstein on a small hill between the Alpsee and Schwansee

What you will visit at the Hohenschwangau Castle:

The hall of the heroes – The largest room in Hohenschwangau Castle is the banquet hall, which is also called “the hall of the heroes”.

The Oriental-room – The “oriental room” used to be the bedroom of Queen Mary, the mother of King Ludwig II

The Hohenstaufen-room – The “Hohenstaufen-room” served King Maximilian II. and King Ludwig II. as a dressing room. But it was King Ludwig II. music room as well. The piano, which is to be seen here, was probably the one, the famous composer Richard Wagner used to play when he visited Hohenschwangau Castle.

The Tasso-room – The “Tasso-room” was the bedroom of the kings.

The Berchta-room – The “Berchta-room” was the writing room of Queen Mary.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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