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Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

Lansing, Michigan
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Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

We are two couples (early 60-70s) who will be arriving by train in Fussen mid-late afternoon, overnight at the Alstadthotel Zum Hechten, and depart for Innsbruck at 3:35 pm the next day (July 25 & 26, 2017 respectively).

We would like to visit both Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in one day. I have read about horse-drawn carriages that take you up to Hohenschwangau, and possibly directly to Neuschwanstein from there. After Neuschwanstein, we would got back to Fussen and then on to Innsbruck. Any recommendations for the best way to accomplish this with advance reservations?

Thanks so much.... and Happy New Year!

Victoria, Australia
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1. Re: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

Make an advance booking for both castles. They will give you tickets to visit Hohenschwangau Castle first, allowing you heaps of time to get to Neuschwanstein in time for your tour. There are carriages but if you have no mobility issues you can walk b/t the 2 castles. To fit your schedule you will need to book for the earliest tours I would think, and you must pick up your tickets no later than 1 hr before your 1st tour.


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2. Re: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

www.hohenschwangau.de will have handy information on visiting these two palaces. Visit either first. You pay to park in a parking lot in Hohenschwangau which is between the the palaces. Hohenschwangau is an easy walk up to it, and there is also horse carriages going to it which park at a different place than the ones going to Neuschwanstein. The walk up to Neuschwanstein is steep and involves a fairly large elevation change. You can also take a horse carriage up to it, or a bus (chargeable).

Be aware tickets are timed you can buy them in advance or on the day - if you buy a ticket for both castles it works out a bit cheaper. There are a number of places in the town to buy food / souvenirs.

Edited: 02 January 2017, 21:02
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3. Re: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

There are buses from Füssen to Hohenschwangau (village). Bus stop is close to the ticket center. When staying in Füssen you'll get a guest card which covers these buses.

If you reserve a King's Ticket (both castles) Hohenschwangau Castle will be first.


For your transport options see here


and their map


There is a bus Hohenschwangau dep 14:48 Füssen arr 15:00.

Than you can take also the 15:13 connection (bus to Reutte). Which needs one change less to Innsbruck. You can buy from the bus driver a ticket from Füssen to Innsbruck. VVT tariff applies. You can also buy this ticket with core zone (Innsbruck) supplement. Than it covers also the trams and buses in Innsbruck.

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4. Re: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

We did this in Feb last year. It's so easy to do both in the same day, the ticket office usually just offers you the times you need. The carriages are every five mins, so even if there's a que, you will get there on time . Edit to say we had to buy tickets on the day as advanced bookings were not being taken, byt it was easy and we had loads of time on the day xx

Edited: 03 January 2017, 17:35
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5. Re: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in the same day

Once again you have picked a very good hotel (also Hotel Bavaria in Berchtesgaden in your other post). If you have time, try dinner at Gasthof Krone in Füssen.

Now, hopefully you are staying at Hotel Weisses Kreuz in Innsbruck. haha.

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