Maximilian II of Bavaria built this castle between 1832 and 1836, on the original 12C feudal ruins. The fairy tale castle of Hohenschwangau is still furnished, lending it the feel of a genuine residence, although the Biedermeier furnishings do contrast rather strangely with the Gothic style of the rooms, popular at the time. Asian art is prominently represented, in keeping with the edifice's knightly ambience, further reinforced by the vast murals painted after drafts by Moritz von Schwind.
Address:Alpseestraße 12, 87645 Hohenschwangau
Phone:+49 8362 930830
Price:12 € (-17 years old free of charge)
ticket counter early Apr-mid Oct 8am-5pm; mid Oct-end Mar 9am-3pm - audioguided tours in French early Apr-mid Oct: 8am-5pm; mid Oct-end Mar: 9am-3.30pm (closed 24 Dec)
Exploring Bavaria’s castles
Ludwig II of Bavaria was a solitary dreamer, little interested in affairs of state who devoted his brief reign to edifying extravagant projects in the shape of ever grander and more luxurious castles. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee, three palaces he built during his lifetime, bear witness to both the ambition and the eccentricity that characterised this “fairy tale king”.Discover