Neuschwantein, the German fairy tale castle with the surrounding mountains does not disappoint. For just a weekend or for a holidays, the area has a lot to offer. Discover Neuchwanstein and other activities around such as Marienbrucke, Pollat Gorge and Tegelbergbahn. Plus at the end I give you some advice on how to get there.
Admire Neuschwanstein castle
Neuschwanstein is the fairy tale castle we all dream of. It stands on top of the hill which enables us to admire it from different perspectives. I spent a lot of time trying tpTo get up the hill where the castle stands you can either take a bus, or a carriage or simply walk. Be aware it is quite steep. At the top you can walk around the castle.
Then you can go to the bridge Marienbrucke to see the whole castle. It still goes up hill but not as much. I even continued on the other side of the bridge to get a different perspective. I recommend it especially if you want to avoid the crowds…
Do not miss my post about the best spots to photograph Neuschwanstein.
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Personally I decided not to visit this castle. I did extensive research and talked to german colleagues and the conclusion was that you have to queue a lot (or book in advance) and that the inside is actually not that interesting compared to other castles in the area.
HIKE ALONG POLLAT GORGE
A highlight of my time there was the Pollat gorge. I came from the cable car so I hiked it on my way up. But if you are tired I recommend taking the bus uphill to the castle and Marienbrucke, and on the way back to turn and walk down along the gorge. There were several areas that caught my eye but I was not really able to capture it. Do no miss it!
CLIMB WITH TERGELBERGBAHN CABLE CAR
2km from the castle there is a cable car called Tegelbergbahn. I recommend a climb with it. It takes you up on tegleberg where you can start vairous hikes. I went there in May and it was still in the snow. The ride itself is quite enjoyable as you can see both castles: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau with the background of the mountains.
MORE THINGS TO DO
- As you can see on my pictures the area also has several lakes and plenty of mountains. So you can hike or enjoy a boat ride in summer
- Everybody goes to Neuschwanstein but tyhere is another castle next t it Hohenschwangau if you have more time to spend.
How to get to Neuschwanstein
From Munich, you can take the train to Fussen and the bus 78 (right outside of the train station) and stop either at the bottom of the hill where the castle stands or at the Tegelbergbahn.
Taxi Neuschwanstein to Fussen train station :10€ flat