Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles - Day tour from Munich

We had prebooked a day tour to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles through viator. Going to these castles on our own seemed a little risky as tickets are always sold out and one has to enter the castle only at a particular given time slot on the ticket. The tour was very good indeed. They picked us up at a predtermined location and took us to the Linderhof castle first. Our guide explained the story of King Ludwig II who is the man behind the construction of both castles. Neuschwanstein castle was the inspiration for the Disney's sleeping beauty castle. After Linderhof, we went to the small town of Oberammergau for coffee/icecreams and finally headed to Neuschwanstein castle for lunch and castle tour.

The Neuschwanstein Castle is up on a hill. The tour bus drops us at the base. We had a quick lunch and next step was castle. There are 3 options : hike up to the castle, take a horse carriage half way up and then walk or ride the bus all the way up. The third option although sounds easy is not realistic because of the crowd. The wait times are long. So we decided to hike all the way up. We first went to Marienbrucke, a bridge from which the iconic views of the castle can be had. We spent half an hour enjoying the panorama and wlaked down to the castle. Next we took the interior tour at the exact time stated on our ticket. The hills and lakes surrounding the castle are dreamy and something out of a fairy tale book. Never before had we seen such a beautiful castle with even more scenic background.

Pick up and drop off point of our day tour.

Oberammergau, the place where we had a small coffee/icecream break on our day tour is known for once in a decade Passion Play which takes place in the Passion Play Theatre. It is also known for its woodwork and handicrafts. Authentic and world famous German cuckoo clocks can be bought here!

Marienbrucke bridge as seen from Castle

Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Castle is the castle which King Ludwig II completed and lived most of his short life time in. The Palace has beautiful and opulent interiors. He could not complete the interiors of Neuschwanstein Castle though, due to his untimely death.

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