One of the highlights of my recent trip to Munich, Bavaria’s capital, was visiting Neuschwanstein Castle – a place that needs no introduction. Even if you’ve never been to Germany, if you regularly use Pinterest or Instagram, chances are you’ve already heard about it before. It seems to be by far one of the most often photographed (and “Instagrammed”) castles in Europe and, having seen it with my own eyes, all I can say is: rightly so. Neuschwanstein is GORGEOUS, you guys.
So if you’re planning a trip to Germany or you’ve always dreamed of visiting Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, I can’t recommend it enough – go for it! Although we only spent 2 days in Munich and 1 here at the castle, it was probably my favourite trip in 2016 – and I can’t wait to go back again.
To help you prepare for your own trip and help you get the most out of your visit, here’s everything you need to know about visiting Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich!
The easiest and fastest way to get your tickets to the castle is to reserve them online (you can do so here). Although there’s a reservation fee of €1,80 per person, buying your tickets from the website means you’ll have a guaranteed entry to the castle, and you will save tons of time and frustration once you get to Hohenschwangau.
Regardless of when you’re visiting, though, my first advice would be to get your tickets as soon as possible. Literally. Unfortunately, we kept putting it off and when we tried reserving them 8 days before our trip, all their tickets were already sold out. Which is a bit surprising, seeing as we were visiting in early December – I can’t even imagine what it must be like in the summer!
So if you already know you’re going, make sure to get your tickets as soon as you can – especially if you’re visiting in summer, at weekends, or during holidays.