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The Prince Ticket includes a tour of Neuschwanstein Castle and a visit to the Museum of Bavarian Kings, also in Hohenschwangau.
Allow between 4-5 hours for this ticket.
This ticket is popular with guests who would like to visit Neuschwanstein Castle and learn more about the history of the Wittelsbach Royal Family through the centuries.
The world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle took 17 years to build (1869-1886). The King only lived in the castle briefly, but spent many years “on site” in an apartment above the main gate, guiding and making changes to the castle while it was built. The Castle looks very different, depending on which side you are looking at. This is because two architects with very different styles were involved in the planning and construction of this enormous castle. 200 rooms were planned but only a handful were ever finished. The details in the finished rooms are, however, spectacular and well worth seeing for yourself!
7 weeks after the King’s untimely death, the castle was opened to the public which seems ironic considering the King built the castle as a retreat for himself, to avoid people!
It was very popular with visitors from the beginning and continues to grow in popularity, with over 1.4 million visitors a year, it would be considered one of the most famous castles in Europe.
The Museum of Bavarian Kings was built in 2011 and houses further artefacts of the Wittelsbach Royal Family. The history of the Wittelsbach through the centuries is explored and explained, the main focus being on King Maximilian II and King Ludiwg II, as these Kings brought the Castles to Hohenschwangau. You can spend as much time exploring the Museum as you wish.