Allgäu: The land of castles and lakes

Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle

The Allgäu region lies at the southernmost tip of the Federal Republic of Germany and at the same time at the most southwestern point of Bavaria. It stretches from Lake Constance over the hilly alpine foothills to the Alps.
Nature, culture and flair. This is how the Allgäu character can be described. Experience pure nature and the fresh air. Holiday dreams come true here.

The world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle lies in the east of the Allgäu. It is one of the most famous sights of the region.

Experience the beauty and uniqueness of the landscape, come to Allgäu and feel the diversity and naturalness of the region.

Tickets for the castles

    Ticket for the Neuschwanstein castle

Ticket for the Neuschwanstein castle

€ 14.50
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    Ticket for the Hohenschwangau Castle

Ticket for the Hohenschwangau Castle

€ 14.50
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    King's-ticket (Both castles Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau)

King's-ticket (Both castles Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau)

€ 28.--
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    Schwanen-ticket (Both castles Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and the new Museum about Ludwig II and his family)

Schwanen-ticket (Both castles Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and the new Museum about Ludwig II and his family)

€ 35.--
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Neuschwanstein Castle

Inspiration for Walt Disney's Cinderella castle - discover the 8th world wonder!

Schwangau – the village of royal castles – has great historical and cultural significance. With 1.3 million visitors per year, Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the world's top attractions. In 1868, in a letter to Richard Wagner, King Ludwig designed his ideas for a new castle in Hohenschwangau, today Neuschwanstein Castle. The foundation stone was laid on 5 September 1869. And the Hotel Das Rübezahl is located in the immediate vicinity of Neuschwanstein Castle.

Convince yourself of the splendor, the beauty and the uniqueness of this castle and come to Neuschwanstein. Guided tours through the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II are offered daily and enjoy great popularity. For our house guests we gladly procure the tickets for the castle Neuschwanstein in advance. You only have to inform us 48 hours before the desired visit!

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the main attractions in the Allgäu region.  It is only two kilometres away from the Hotel Rübezahl, in Schwangau near Fuessen.

→ An offer for a last-minute stay including tickets for Neuschwanstein Castel is available here: Castle offers

The guided tours of Neuschwanstein Castle in German and English take about 30 minutes. Additional languages are also possible via audio guide: These tours also last about 30 minutes and are offered in Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovenian, Russian, Polish, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese and Hungarian. During the tour you will climb a total of 165 steps up and 181 steps down.


Neuschwanstein castle opening hours

16 October 2019 to 31 December 2019
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket sales: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

01 January 2020 to 31 March 2020
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket sales: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
01 April to 15 October 2020
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Ticket sales: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Neuschwanstein castle is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January

Hohenschwangau Castle

King Ludwig II's summer residence


Hohenschwangau Castle is located directly opposite Neuschwanstein Castle in the municipality of Schwangau. The romantic castle, built in neo-Gothic style, was completed between 1832 and 1836 and served the royal family around King Maximilian II of Bavaria as a summer residence.  King Ludwig II also spent happy days of his childhood and youth here. The castle, the surrounding park and the entire interior furnishings from the Biedermeier period are nearly unchanged. The castle can be visited daily.

As a guest of our hotel, we will be happy to assist you in obtaining tickets at least 48 hours before your desired visit to the castle.

Castle Hohenschwangau opening hours

16 October 2019 to 31 December 2019
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket sales: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
01 January 2020 to 31 March 2020
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket sales: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
01 April to 15 October 2020
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Ticket sales: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Hohenschwangau castle is closed on 24 December and 1 January.

Linderhof Palace in the upper Bavarian community of Ettal

Impressive castle in the Graswangtal Valley

The hunting lodge of King Maximilian II, the father of King Ludwig II, was completed in 1878 and was a popular excustion destination for the nobility from the very beginning. This small, impressive, elegantly preserved and very luxuriously furnished castle is located in the Grasangtal Valley. Glittering mirrors and shining gold, crystal chandeliers, lots of velvet and porcelain, this is how the castle presents itself to its visitors.

The old royal lime tree, on whose high seat the king once had breakfast, the Moorish kiosk with the peacock throne, the Moroccan house and the "Hundingshütte" are some of the impressive attractions in teh artfully landscape garden. 

An artificial grotto with waterfall and lake is also hidden behind a rocky wall. The grotto can be heated and electrically lit.

Artificial waves were created on the lake. The most modern technology to make the royal dreams come true!

The Linderhof Palace, a great destination for your holiday in the Allgäu. Look forward to it. This is pure culture!



Linderhof Palace opening hours


16 October to 31 March 
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Ticket sales: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

01 April to 15 October 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ticket sales: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

The Linderhof Castle is closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday, and 24, 25 & 31 December.

Museum of the Bavarian Kings

 

The history of the Bavarian ruling dynasty from its beginnings to the present is documented on two floors and an exhibition area of around 1200 square metres.

The permanent exhibition is conceived as a tour. Visitors pass by a walk-in family tree, among other things. The focus is on the biographies of the kings Maximilian II. (1811-1864) and Ludwig II. (1845-1886).

There is lots of information about the historical connections between the two castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. The tour concludes with a presentation of the House of Wittelsbach in the present day.

Around 160 precious original artifacts, most of which come from the Wittelsbach House collection, are on display in the new museum. According to the project manager, the outstanding pieces include a royal dinner service, a magnificent essay for the court table from Hohenschwangau Castle and the blue coat worn by Ludwig II as Grand Master of the Order of St. George. Various paintings, jewellery, porcelain and goblets are also on display.

Museum der Bayerischen Könige Hohenschwangau

Opening hours of the Museum of the Bavarian Kings

open daily
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ticket sales: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Hohenschwangau is closed on 24 & 25 Dezember and 1 January.

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