Neuschwanstein Castle is one of Germany’s main attractions and one of the country’s postcards.
The castle is located just 109 km (67.72 miles) from Munich.
The city of Fussen is the gateway from Munich for those who want to visit the castle, and from there it is necessary to take a bus.
Train from Munich to Fussen
The direct train ride from Munich to Fussen takes approximately 2 hours and costs from 26 Euros. It is recommended to buy the ticket in advance to guarantee the lowest price.
The train ride from Munich to Fussen offers spectacular views and scenery.
Bus from Fussen to the Castle
Take the RVA/OVG bus 73 in the direction of Steingaden/Garmisch-Partenkirchen or the RVA/OVG bus 78 in the direction of Schwangau until you reach the Hohenschwangau/Alpseestraße stop.
Restaurants and Cafes in the Surrounding Area of the Castle and in Fussen
Around the castle and in the town of Fussen you will find good options for restaurants and cafes. Check out some suggestions for places below.
Ludwigs Stüberl – restaurant that combines modern cuisine and Bavarian tradition. It has a winter garden and an outdoor terrace. Alpseestraße 7, 87645 Schwangau, Germany. Site: www.alpenstuben.de. Price: $$.
Restaurant Alpenstuben – another excellent restaurant option at the Hotel Alpenstuben serving a wide range of regional specialties. Alpseestraße 8, 87645 Schwangau, Germany. Site: www.alpenstuben.de. Price: $$.
Kainz Restaurant – restaurant and café at the foot of the castle serving home-style Bavarian cuisine. Alpseestraße 5, 87645 Schwangau, Germany. Site: www.restaurant-kainz.de. Price: $$.
Schwangau Castle Brewery – famous restaurant, bar and beer garden overlooking both castles. The place has a rustic and cozy atmosphere. Gipsmühlweg 5, 87645 Schwangau, Germany. Site: schlossbrauhaus.de. Price: $$.
Gasthof Weizenbrauerei Woaze – restaurant serving Bavarian classics and local beer in Füssen. Located near Füssen Castle. Schrannengasse 10, 87629 Füssen, Germany. Price: $$.
Bäckerei Höfler – bakery in the center of Fussen. It serves options for snacks and sweets. Schrannengasse 3, 87629 Füssen, Germany. Price: $$.
Genusswelt – charming cafe in Fussen near the banks of the river Lech and the Benedictine Monastery of St. Mang. Lechhalde 1, 87629 Füssen, Germany. Price: $$.
Ristorante Pizzeria Michelangelo – Italian restaurant in the heart of Fussen. Reichenstraße, In der Leutpoldpassage 33, 87629 Füssen, Germany. Price: $$.
Eiscafe Hohes Schloß – ice cream shop with a terrace. Reichenstraße 14, 87629 Füssen, Germany. Price: $$.
Beim Olivenbauer – Füssen – traditional restaurant with a wide variety of dishes and vegan and vegetarian options. Ottostraße 7, 87629 Füssen, Germany. Price: $$.
Hotels Near the Neuschwanstein Castle
For visitors who want to take the opportunity to visit the castle and its surroundings in peace, there are numerous options for hotels in the vicinity of the castle for all types of budgets, from 5-star luxury options to more economical options.
1. Hotel Alpenstuben
The Hotel Alpenstuben is a 3-star hotel option at the foot of the castle.
The hotel offers comfortable and cozy accommodations equipped with a TV, work desk, and kettle.
Alpseestraße 8, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
2. Hotel Villa Ludwig
©Hotel Villa Ludwig
Hotel Villa Ludwig is a charming hotel with views of the castle, which is highly rated by many travelers.
The rooms have a TV, work desk, kettle, and minibar.
The hotel has a spa and sauna.
Colomanstraße 12, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
3. Hotel Hirsch
Hotel Hirsch is a great-value for money hotel located in the heart of Füssen, a 10-minute drive from Neuschwanstein Castle.
Rooms are equipped with a TV and work desk.
Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz 7, 87629 Füssen, Germany
4. Hotel Schlosskrone
The Hotel Schlosskrone is another great-value for money hotel option in the heart of Füssen.
The rooms are comfortable and have a TV, work desk, and a minibar.
The hotel has a gym, sauna and spa.
Prinzregentenpl. 2, 87629 Füssen, Germany
5. Hotel Weinbauer
Hotel Weinbauer is located in Schwangau 1.5 km (0.93 miles) from Neuschwanstein Castle.
Rooms have a flat-screen TV and a work desk.
The hotel has a sauna and a spa.
Füssener Str. 3, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
6. AMERON Neuschwanstein Alpsee Resort & Spa
©AMERON Neuschwanstein Alpsee Resort & Spa
The AMERON Neuschwanstein Alpsee Resort & Spa is a hotel with modern facilities located close to the shores of the Alpsee lake, as well as Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles.
The rooms have a TV, work desk and coffee machine. Some rooms offer a lake view.
The hotel has an indoor pool, gym and spa.
Alpseestraße 21, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
7. Hotel Das Rübezahl
©Hotel Das Rübezahl
Hotel Das Rübezahl is a 4-star hotel offering views of the castles and an outdoor swimming pool.
The rooms have a TV, work desk, kettle and minibar.
Am Ehberg 31, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
8. Hotel Müller
Hotel Müller offers comfortable accommodation and is located at the base for the hike to Neuschwanstein Castle.
Rooms have a TV and some offer views of the castles.
Alpseestraße 16, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
Featured photo by Evelina Makeeva
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