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Schloss Hohenschwangau, Hohenschwangau

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Must see · Castle · Architectural Building
A 19th-century palace, Schloss Hohenschwangau served as the childhood home of King Ludwig II. The castle was built on the site of a ruined fortress and quickly became a favorite hunting residence for the royal family. The interior of the palace contains numerous grand halls. They've largely been left in the state the royals would have enjoyed, with ornate period furniture and lavish wall murals. Many sections of the castle are open to visitors, but you need to make prior arrangements for a guided tour. You can arrive for your tour in royal style: A horse carriage starts at the ticket office in the village below the palace. Check online for tour options. By using our Hohenschwangau trip website, you can arrange your visit to Schloss Hohenschwangau and other attractions in Hohenschwangau.
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  • Let's be real: everyone's come to Fussen to see Neuschwanstein, but you should not miss Hehnschwangau while you're here! This palace is actually far more historical, Neuschwanstein was never really.....  more »
  • On everyone's bucket list should be a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein but also Schloss Hohenscwangau. We were unable to get a tour inside of Neuschwanstein due to COVID-19 restrictions, but was able.....  more »
  • Worth visiting, a short hike up the hill. It's a much smaller castle compared to neuschweinstein castle. Weather in September is amazing to visit. The view around is breathtaking.
  • Great castle of Bavarian kings. Much more interesting and impressive on the inside so definitely get a guided tour. Furthermore the views from it are simply breathtaking.

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