Schloss Hohenschwangau - Hohenschwangau Castle


In close proximity to Castle Neuschwanstein is Hohenschwangau Castle in Schwangau, located near Füssen in Bavaria. The permanent exhibition at the Castle Museum displays the original interior from the Biedermeier period and brings visitors back to the nursery of the famous fairy-tale king Ludwig II.

Lions fontain in the Hohenschwangau Castle

Schloss Hohenschwangau Löwenbrunnen

By Wolf Rabe [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDLvia

The Castle Schwanstein was the basis of the present castle Hohenschwangau in the 12th Century and was then the seat of the noble family of Schwangau. Until the 18th Century, the castle remained largely uninhabited and building measures remained until the purchase of King Maximillian in 1832. The complete refurbishment of the castle ruins by the painter Domenico Quaglio and the transformation to the style of the Gothic Revival followed. After the completion, the royal family of Bavaria used Hohenschwangau castle as a summer residence. In addition, Ludwig II is said to have spent much of his childhood in Hohenschwangau. Today the castle is no longer in possession of the Wittelsbach family and property of the Wittelsbach Compensation Fund.


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Schloss Hohenschwangau / Hohenschwangau Castle
Alpseestraße 30, 87645 Hohenschwangau

Opening hours

Winter (October 16 to March 31:  9.00 am - 3.30 pm
Summer (April 1 to October 15:  8.00 am - 5.30 pm


adults 12 € , reduced 11 €

Travel Direction to the Hohenschwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle


by Car/Bus

via Ulm:

On the motorway A7 (Ulm - Kempten - Füssen) to the end of the motorway. From Füssen via the federal highway B17 direction Schwangau, then bear right towards Hohenschwangau
via the A7 motorway - exit Kempten - on the federal road B12 to market Oberndorf. About the B16 to Roßhaupten - OAL I to Buching - B17 to Schwangau and Hohenschwangau.


On the motorway A96 to Landsberg, the federal highway 17 about Schongau to Hohenschwangau
Only paid private parking is available in the village of Hohenschwangau


Directions via public transport

By Train:

Take the train to Füssen, then the bus to Hohenschwangau
Train connections: German train from Munich to Füssen: about 2.5 hours

Bus Schedules can be found here:


Map of Hohenschwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle

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Schloss Hohenschwangau Löwenbrunnen