Quality shopping unlimited :-)
King Ludwig II and Neuschwanstein Castle sell. Very good! Consequently, there are almost unlimited shopping possibilities, from cheap kitsch to high value goods. Around the ticket centre the shops sell all kinds of things, from postcards to posters, from cheap mugs to snow globes. But in the official shops, hosted by the Bavarian Palace Administration, the quality of the goods is significantly better. And of course, quality comes with a price – the items based on the ideas of KulturGutAG (translates into culture asset) are not cheap. But they are made based on motifs found in the Bavarian castles, such as the swan motif from the bedroom in Neuschwanstein Castle or the laquer doors in Pagodenburg in Nymphenburg’s park. It seems that the visions of KulturGutAG come even according to an interview I’ve read.
For the time being I only bought cookie cutters with the castle silhouette, for 7,50 Euro. They come in the colours of red, blue and white. When I was back at the car I realised that I forgot to buy one of the posters with this magic winter views of the castle and a DVD about all the Bavarian Royal Castles, but there will be a next time.
The quality shops are inside of the castle (two shops to be precise, which are accessible after the castle tour) and in the Museum of Bavarian Kings.
In addition to the website of KulturGutAG’s website the site of Royal Castle of Bavaria provides online shopping, however with emphasis on printed media and DVDs.
(Continue here =>) A fascinating way back to the car park, bus or the village in general is the hike through Pöllatschlucht.
© Ingrid D., July 2013 (so please do not copy my text or photos without my permission).
Souvenirs & kiosk: Books
Just a short walk downhill from the Castle in the opposite direction to the Bus stop, are some Souvenir stalls and Kiosk.
Having a look here, I found the prices comparable with elsewhere.
What I did buy, is the small, light-weight book on Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles.
It told me everything I needed to know about the Castle's and has 33 original photo's. Cost was about 3 euro.
Now I have memories of my visit to Neuschwanstein Castle!
- Women's Travel
As in every tourist spot you can buy postcards, books and everything with Schloß Neuschwanstein on it in the souvenir shops inside the castle and outside!