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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Visit Hohenschwangau Castle near Neuschwanstein?

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schloss Hohenschwangau is, together with Neuschwanstein, one of the two castles in the Bavarian Hohenschwangau. Read all info about visiting this summer palace of Ludwig II.

Info Schloss Hohenschwangau

Accessibility You can not park at the castle Hohenschwangau. Park your car at parking lot P4 in Hohenschwangau. From here you walk uphill to the castle in 20 minutes. The carriages (normally they go to Neuschwanstein) can also drop you near the entrance of the castle.
Tickets
  • Adults: 13 euros (1.80 euro reservation costs)
  • Under 18: free admission
  • Students and 65+: 12 euros

Tickets can be purchased in 2 ways:

1) Buying at the ticket center in Hohenschwangau on the day of your visit

2) Online reservations via this form. Reserve at least two days prior to your visit! After making a reservation, you have to collect your tickets at least 90 minutes before your selected visiting time at the ticket centre in Hohenschwangau.

Opening hours
  • Winter: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Summer: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Closed on 24 December and 1 January
  • Schloss Hohenschwangau

    The Hohenschwangau castle is slightly less known than Schloss Neuschwanstein, but is absolutely no less in terms of beauty and history. From 1832 to 1836, the neo-Gothic castle was build by crown prince Maximillan of Bavaria from the ruins of the ruined castle Schwanstein. King Ludwig II spent his childhood here and it served as the romantic summer and hunting residence for the Bavarian royal family.

    The four striking corner towers and walls with battlements give the castle a medieval appearance. The design of the castle is in Biedermeier style and contains more than 90 murals by Moritz von Schwind and Ludwig Lindenschmit. The castle is a nice addition if you are staying in the region for a longer period of time; many tourists only visit the fairytale castle Neuschwanstein.

    hohenschwangaau palaceImage stock.adobe.com-Patryk Kosmider
    Schloss BayernImage stock.adobe.com-ben

    Where is the castle of Hohenschwangau?

    Park your car in parking lot P4. This parking is near the ticket center and from there you can walk to Schloss Hohenschwangau in 20 minutes. From this place you can also go to the castle by horse-drawn carriage.

    Car park Neuschwanstein HohenschwangauSource: neuschwanstein.de
    Neuschwanstein Hohenschwangau