Hohenschwangau Castle

Castle in Füssen

Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle is a 19th-century castle located near the town of Füssen in Bavaria, Germany. It was built in the neo-Gothic style and was the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who later commissioned the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle.

The castle was originally built in the 12th century and served as the seat of the knights of Schwangau. It was later destroyed in the 16th century and was left in ruins for several centuries. In the 19th century, King Maximilian II of Bavaria, the father of Ludwig II, purchased the ruins and had them restored in the neo-Gothic style.

The castle features beautiful towers, turrets, and battlements and is surrounded by stunning gardens and wooded hillsides. The interior of the castle is just as impressive, with elaborately decorated rooms, including the King’s bedroom, the Queen’s bedroom, and the Hall of the Swan Knight.

Visitors can take guided tours of the castle, which explore the various rooms and provide insight into the history and architecture of the castle. The castle also offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle and the beautiful Alpine scenery.

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle can only be visited as part of a guided tour at a specific admission time. The duration of the guided tour in Neuschwanstein Castle is approx. 30 minutes and in Hohenschwangau Castle approx. 45 minutes.

The Hohenschwangau Castle appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Füssen!

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Visiting Hohenschwangau Castle


Winter opening time: October 16th 2022 to March 31st 2023

Guided tours: daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Summer opening time: April 1st 2023 to October 15th 2023

Guided tours: daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


Adults 21 €

Address: Hohenschwangau Castle, Alpseestraße, Schwangau, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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