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Neuschwanstein Castle is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 764 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

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The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. It hosts over a million visitors a year and has been open to the public since 1886. The castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace that sits above the village of Hohenschwangau. Tickets can be purchased before you arrive or on the same day at the ticket office in the village of Hohenschwangau. A guided tour is required and costs 12 euros for adults and is free for children under 18.

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Jessica Witrago
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One of the dopest trails to a dope ass castle. Worth the incline to do the walk.

Lucas D
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Highly recommend as the way to visit Neuschwanstein. Marienbrucke itself is very packed but if you continue up the path, there are really good look-out points with hardly any traffic.

Judy Seelye
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The trail was clearly marked, but a considerable uphill climb. The Marienbrucke Bridge, well, I had no trouble crossing, no 90 minute wait. I got straight across. Sadly, it was raining.

Jean-Claude Linossi
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There is no other place like it, simply stunning !!

Scott Mercer
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This is the trail for great views of the castle, but I recommend to go early, 7am is great. Otherwise the crowds become overwhelming by 9am when the castle opens. Unfortunately you need to cross the touristy bridge to get to the trail. I’ve heard of over 90 min waits to get on the bridge.

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Ashley Potter
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So crowded. Go past Mary’s bridge and continue hiking. Crowds lighten and you get an amazing view of the castle

Kevin Zhang
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Extremely crowded up to the bridge, but worth the view if you stick it out past to the rocky outcrops.

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Mary F.
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Hiking

as others have said, try to find other trails to bypass the paved path. there is a trail that you can take that spits you out about 3/4's of the way up the trail that is very steep but fun.

Marek Jablonski
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in terms of potential, its great...awesome views, and ofcourse the castle...BUT, all the tourists! Line to see the bridge was approx 90min. If you take the paved road to the top, you will experience heavy human traffic and many landmines swarming with flies left behind by all the horse carriages...I will go back, to explore other trails and trails nearby, but my advice is to stay away from the paved road and rather use AllTrails and find secondary paths (that seems to be used by folks riding their mountain bikes).

Daniel Schabot
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Jeffrey Thate
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Hiking

beautiful views! Even in the winter this is worth the trip!

Sara Forbes
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Walking

Beautiful castle!

Kate Leuba
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Hiking

Did this around sunrise when fog was still hovering above the ground and it was magical, no crowds this early. Steep incline to get up there, but well worth it. The castle looks like a fairy tale and there's a wooden bridge near the top that's great for pictures. Seeing the outside of the castle was enough! Didn't even have an interest going inside since it's unfinished.

Tareq Alhusseini
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Beautiful historical in great nature’s environment. Visited twice.

KT McKenna
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Walking

Fun and interesting place to explore. Went past the castle to the bridge. I hope to post pics.

JTM Bartels
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Hiking

Took the horse and buggy up (wouldn't recommend sitting in the first seat behind the horse with driver). We rode up but walked down. Lots of tourists, didn't make the latter leg with the bridge. Overall a must see.

Jose Hinojos
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Hiking

So awesome to visit this place again!! One of Germany most popular place to visit!!

Steeve Delvaux
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Michael Moore
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Michael Horbachov
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Lizzie Burns
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Li Gang
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C. Marquez
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Stephen Gibbs
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JonathanKelsea Cox
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Kyle Brumm
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Lisa H
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Jo Frick Haverfield
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David Jones
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