The Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Schwangau

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Museum Of The Bavarian Kings
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The Museum of the Bavarian Kings is located in the town of Schwangau, near the famous castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, in Bavaria, Germany. The museum explores the history of the Bavarian Kings, including King Ludwig II, who commissioned the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle.

The museum is housed in a modern building and features a range of exhibits, including artifacts, paintings, and interactive displays, which tell the story of the Bavarian Kings and their role in shaping Bavarian history and culture.

Visitors can learn about the life and reign of King Ludwig II, who is known for his eccentricity, love of the arts, and his patronage of Richard Wagner. The museum features a range of artifacts related to Ludwig II, including personal items, letters, and paintings.

The museum also explores the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which ruled Bavaria for over 700 years. Visitors can learn about the various kings and queens of Bavaria and their contributions to the region’s cultural and political history.

In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers stunning views of the nearby castles and the surrounding Alpine landscape. Visitors can also enjoy the museum’s on-site restaurant, which serves traditional Bavarian cuisine.

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Visiting The Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Schwangau


9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m


Adults: € 14,00 / Adults: € 19,00 guided tour.

Address: Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Alpseestraße, Schwangau, Germany
Duration: 1 hours

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