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


The beautiful Castle Hohenschwangau is also located at the village of Schwangau near Fuessen directly across from Neuschwanstein castle. The romantic castle was built between 1832 and 1836. Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria, Ludwig's father lived here during summer. König Ludwig II. spends lots of lucky days during his childhood and adolescence. The castle is nearly unchanged, well restored and can be visited daily!

If desired, we can arrange (with a minimum of 48 hours) the tickets for this tour for our guests.

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 Castle in the upper Bavarian community of Ettal

Impressive castle in the Graswangtal Valley


This castle was finished in year 1878 by King Maximilian II., Ludwig's Father.It is about 45 km away from Hotel Rübezahl. Linderhof castle presents itself with shiney gold everywhere, crystal flambeaus, lots of velvet and porcelain to the visitors.

Impressive places of the ornate landscape garden are the "Old king lime tree" under wich the king once had breakfast, the Mauri house with the throne of peacock, the Moroccan house as well as the Hundings cabana. You can also see a man-made grotto with cascades and a lake, hidden behind a rock face. This Grotte can be heated and lit up electrically. On the lake artificial waves can be produced. The latest technology, in order to realise the royal dreams!

More informations about the Linderhof castle you can find here.

Linderhof Castle 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

Located below the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles on the shores of the Alpsee lake, this must be one of the most beautifully situated museums in GermanyThe Museum of the Bavarian Kings was opened in Hohenschwangau in September 2011. It relates the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty from its beginnings to the present day.

At the centre of the exhibition is King Maximilian II who commissioned the conversion of Hohenschwangau Castle into his summer residence, and his son, King Ludwig II, creator of Neuschwanstein Castle.

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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