You can buy at the ticket office for both castles, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, tickets and save 1 Euro. Try to buy the tickets in the morning when the ticket office opens or if you more than 1 day there buy the tickets a day before you want to have the guided tour because a lot of people want a ticket and so you must wait long time at the ticket office. If you have the ticket no more problem, you can be sure to get the guided tour to the time what is standing on the ticket.
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Remember always if you are coming later you must wait longer at the ticket office.
Schwangau means "Swan Country", and the presence of a sizeable colony of these aloof birds has cast a spell on rulers of the area down the centuries.
As the decoration of their fantasy castles testifies, the nineteenth-century Bavarian kings Maximilian II and his son Ludwig II were obsessed by the swan motif and the medieval Grail legends associated with it.
King Ludwig II recalled his line of descent and celebrated the arrival of the legendary knight on the shores of the Alpsee and united two figures into one: Driant, the Knight of the Swan, and Lohengrin, also a knight of the swan.
The Forggensee is an artificial lake named after the part of Schwangau (Forggen). The Lech-river had to be flooded to build this lake.
The Lake Forggensee with an area of 16 square kilometers is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts, unspoilt by buildings and freely accessible almost all the way round.
Bavarian, Lechtal and Allgau Alps form a magnificent panorama with the meadows of Schwangau.
The Tegelberg (1880 m), the Hoher Stranssberg (1934 m) and the Schlagstein (1679 m) towers from the east.
The Kitzberg (1123 m) and the Kienberg (996 m) - from the south. The Forgensee is to the west and the Bannwaldsee - to the north.
It is a region of castles, mountains and lakes, the most beautiful corner of East Allgau. The two world-famous royal castles are enthroned on their rocky outcrops as if they had grown there: Neuschwanstein bold and unreal, Hohenschwangau romantic and friendly.
If you want to visit the castle the hours are :
April - September: 9:00-18:00
October -March: 10:00 - 16:00
The prices : 9 Euro for Neuschwanstein and 18 for both castles (Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau
Favorite thing: COWS GO TO HOME!!This is so nice to see!!Every evening around 17..00 come the farmer and the family to his cows and bring there to home..The cows drinks water from the fountains, and she answer nature"s call on the street..ha ha ..nice!!
Favorite thing: Fussen is close by with its a medieval townscape,there are interesting places on the edge of the alps between the Zugspitse,Germany"s Highest Mountain.Also nice is Obberammergau ,Mittenwald ,Obersdorf.
Favorite thing: Wold -famous and proud ,King"s Ludwig'S last building rises its towers and battlement into bleu sky.Inspered by Richard Wagner and the German sagas .the castle was built from 1869 to 1886 ,but it never served as the King"S recidence.
I loved visiting this little area of Germany for many reasons: the castles, the scenery, the little towns and villages. The people were friendly and the experience was wonderful.
Fondest memory: It was interesting getting here. We got lost in our rental car driving from Innsbruck, Austria to Schwangau. We went on a snowpass, and definately thought we were lost at one time (although we enjoyed the mountain views). We saw this sign for Neuschwanstein, but after that sign, we didn't see another one! We finally got there around 2:45, and the last tickets were being sold at 3:00pm, so we ran up the hill in the snow, got the last tickets, then waited in a horse drawn carriage for the ride to the castle. The guy who drove the carriage started out late, we got to the castle, ran to the entrance, and our english tour was gone! I ran to the front of the line, the guy let us in, and we barely caught our english tour as it was just entering the castle. I don't know if you would call it a fond memory, but more like an adventure.
Schwangau is located in Bavaria (Bayern), southern germany, close to the austrian border.
Steeply rising mountains, limpid lakes and romantic castles are the most famous landmarks of Schwangau.
The holiday opportunities and facilities are unequalled.
Fondest memory: beautifull for hiking!!!
Favorite thing: WE WOLD MAKE A BIKING TRIP...BUT PPFFFTTT....That was not so a good idea..We must more walk then biking..Holland is also so flat!!
Favorite thing: Schwangau is the ideal point to set out from to explore Bavaria Swabia,and Austria. Zurich is not far away,and it is only about 100 km to Muncich.
Hiking with my sister and husband...and bennie and me!!I
Fondest memory: It is a beautifull place hiking around castle Neuschawnstein.Much great vieuw points.For making great photos.