The village of Hohenschwangau only has private parking facilities, for which there is a charge. Plenty of parking available!
Cars per day € 4.00
Busses per day € 8.00
Camper van per day € 6.00
Motorbike per day € 1.50
No parking between 8:00 pm and 8:00 am
Take the A7 motorway (direction Ulm-Kempten-Fussen) until the end and at the exit to Fussen. Then – B310. From Fussen via the federal road B17 direction Schwangau and follow the signs to Hohenschwangau village.
Another way - Take the A95 motorway (direction Minchen - Garmish). Then – B23 (direction Ehrwald). Then – Austrian 314 (direction Reutte). Then – turn for B17 direction Schwangau and follow the signs to Hohenschwangau village. We used this war during our first visit in 2004. This way is a little bit longer, but we had to climb Zugspitze…
In 2005 on our way to Linderhof from Augsburg via B23 we were going to reach Hohenschwangau through the pass by the shortest way. But the pass was unfortunately closed (flooding)…
You have three ways of doing this tour: on foot, by shuttle bus or horse carriage. The day we were there the bus wasn't working and everybody was queing for horse carriage. I must addmitt that I was carried with romantic idea of "horse carriage" but we were to "lazy" to stand in line so we decided to walk. Later, when we saw those poor animals frothing with sweat and really struggling to pull up the mountain only to turn around to come down for the next group of tourists and up again it broke our hearts and we were proud of ourselves to be doing it the proper way "ON FOOT". So please, do not participate in animal abuse! When you go visit the castles, do it eather on foot (not very easy, but you'll live!) or by shuttle bus.
We were surprised to see this ways of treating the animals, because Germans are big animal lovers.
The train trip from Munich to Fussen is about 2 hours. It generally leaves about every hour.
From Fussen, you have to take bus 78 here. Try to get a return ticket from the cashier in the train station so you can avoid holding up the long line of people getting on the bus.