Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century castle by King Ludwig II. Ludwig was known for his love of the arts, as well as his love for starting a build, but never finishing it. Neuschwanstein is located in Schwangau, Germany just 2 hours south of Munich, Germany.
To make our trip to the castle easier and less stressful, we opted to take a tour offered by the lodge and resort we stayed in Garmisch, Germany. Our tour lasted the entire day, from 9:00AM to 4:30PM and the tour made a couple of stops on our way to Neuschwanstein Castle.
When we arrived at the foot of the mountain, our tour guides were able to get us a private van to take us at the top of the hill, near Mary’s Bridge. If you look through Instagram, Google or Pinterest, this classic shot is taken from Mary’s Bridge.
As an amateur photographer who enjoys taking landscapes and inanimate objects, this was a dream come true to capture the classic shot of the castle. However, in the process, I found out that heights officially bother me (and I’m still in denial lol) because it took a lot of courage to keep it together on the bridge.
Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed in the castle, but you can look through their website for more information on tours and occasional pictures of the interior >>HERE<<. Overall, the castle looks incredible from the bridge and the interior is slightly underwhelming because there’s only so many rooms open and renovations are in progress. Nevertheless, the rooms we were able to see were impressive and gave an insight on who Ludwig was as King, as well as, artist.
If you want to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, I cannot recommend it enough to invest in a tour. Maybe the hotel you’re staying at offers it or a travel agent is available down the street. Getting to areas with so much foot traffic can be frustrating and you deserve to enjoy your trip and not stress!