THE DREAM CASTLES OF THE FAIRYTALE KING
Wander in the tracks of Fairytale King Ludwig and discover Schloss Neuschwanstein and his other splendid castles
approx. 55 km
It is most likely this fairytale-like castle that gave King Ludwig II his nickname, “Fairytale King”. Built 1869 to 1884 and perching high above the valley, this is the most frequently photographed of King Ludwig’s famous castles.
> to Schloss Neuschwanstein
Photo: Anton J. Brandl © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Schloss Linderhof in the Ammergauer Alpen
approx. 21 km
This Rococo style palace built from 1869 to 1878 by the fairytale 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 Grotte artificial cave, and the Moorish Temple are also must-sees.
> to Schoss Linderhof
Pictures Linderhof: © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
The royal palace (Königshaus) on Mount Schachen in Zugspitzland
The Schachenhaus is 1,876 m (6155 ft.) above sea level, under the Dreitorspitze peak, 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 worth seeing.
to Königshaus am Schachen
Schloss Hohenschwangau, the castle built by Maximilian
approx. 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.
to Schloss Hohenschwangau
The local tour operator, Weiss-Blau-Reisen, offers bus tours to various castles!
Office in Farchant: Am Winkl 4 (next to the Rathaus/town hall), tel. +49 (0)8821 / 6230
to the tour operator