Destinations for a Day Trip

Castles and Palaces

Wander in the tracks of Fairytale King Ludwig II and discover Schloss Neuschwanstein and his other splendid castles


Schloss Neuschwanstein


ca. 55 km
It is most likely that this fairytale-like castle gave King Ludwig II his nickname, “Fairytale King”. Built 1869 to 1884 and perching high above the valley, this is the most frequently photographed castle of King Ludwig’s famous palaces.
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Pictures: Neuschwanstein:
Photo: Anton J. Brandl © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung


Schloss Linderhof


ca. 21 km
This Rococo-style palace built in the Ammergau Alps from 1869 to 1878 by the King Ludwig II is like a hidden jewel of the Werdenfelser Land. Many of the features are taken from the Palace of Versailles. The surrounding park with a magnificent fountain, the Grotto, and the Moorish Temple are also must-sees.
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Pictures Linderhof: © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung


Royal Palace on Mount Schachen

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The” Schachenhaus” is 1,876 m (6155 ft.) above sea level, under the peak of the Dreitorspitze, and can only be reached on foot with a one-way climb of approx. 3 1/2 hours. King Ludwig II had this palace, which looks like a Swiss House from the outside, built in 1871. Tours are possible daily at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
The Alpine Flower Garden below the palace with alpine flora from all the mountain ranges on earth is also well worthseeing.
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Schloss Hohenschwangau - The Castle built by King Maximiliann

ca. 55 km
Hohenschwangau is located below Neuschwanstein Castle. King Maximillian of Bavaria had the castle built on the remains of an old fortress in 1832. During the tours offered here, you can see frescoes of German history, numerous pieces of table decorations, and other treasures.
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