Fairytale Castles Day Trip from Munich

Bayern, Germany

Experience the storybook romance of Bavaria on a day tour from Munich to two of the region’s most impressive castles.

Planning a visit to Munich?

Visiting Munich, the capital of Bavaria in Germany, offers a delightful blend of historical grandeur and modern vibrancy. One of the city's prime attractions is the Marienplatz, a central square that boasts the magnificent Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) with its famous Glockenspiel. The square is a bustling hub, surrounded by charming shops, cafes, and street performers, making it a perfect starting point for exploring the city's rich culture and history.

No visit to Munich would be complete without a trip to its stunning castles. The nearby Neuschwanstein Castle, often referred to as the "fairy tale castle," is a must-see. This 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace, commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Alpine foothills and inspires awe with its intricate design and opulent interiors. Equally captivating is the Nymphenburg Palace, located within Munich itself. This baroque masterpiece, with its expansive gardens and lavish rooms, provides a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Bavarian royalty.

Each of these castles offers a unique window into Bavaria's royal heritage, making them essential additions to any Munich itinerary.

So, why not add a dash of excitement to your Munich itinerary with this unique experience?


Fairytale Castles Day Trip from Munich

This day-trip takes you to the splendid castles of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. Visit fairytale Neuschwanstein and intimate Linderhof, lunch in Hohenschwangau, and take a small detour through the little town of Oberammergau.

This trip from Munich in a luxury air-conditioned tour-bus will allow you to visit these two important examples of western architecture. Neuschwanstein Castle, in its stunning position in the foothills of the Alps, is also one of the most impressive sights in Germany. Here you will have around 4 hours to explore comfortably every fascinating detail. This tour is Kids Friendly !!

Around noon you will take a rest at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included).

In between, enjoy free time to explore charming Oberammergau village and the UNESCO-listed Wieskirche church in the meadow while your private guide and car wait.


Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, often referred to as the fairytale castle, is one of the most famous castles in the world. 

Neuschwanstein Castle is located in the Bavarian Alps near the town of Füssen. It was built in the 19th century and is renowned for its stunning architecture and picturesque surroundings.

This majestic Neuschwanstein Castle inspired the Disney symbol, and Ludwig II's royal retreat at Linderhof Palace.

Neuschwanstein Castle attracts a large number of visitors and it is accessible only by guided tours that will take you through the castle's lavish interior, including the Throne Room, the Singers' Hall, and King Ludwig II's private chambers.


Linderhof Castle

Linderhof is a smaller but equally impressive palace built by King Ludwig II (Linderhof is the only castle that King Ludwig II managed to complete).

Linderhof Castle is another splendid royal residence situated near the village of Ettal in Bavaria and it is known for its ornate interiors and beautiful gardens.

Like Neuschwanstein, Linderhof Castle offers guided tours through its extravagant rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, the King's Bedroom and the Audience Chamber. The guided tours provide insight into King Ludwig II's lavish lifestyle.

Take some time to explore the extensive gardens, which feature meticulously manicured lawns, fountains, and stunning flower arrangements. Don't miss the Venus Grotto, a unique artificial cave.


Oberammergau Village

Enjoy free time to explore charming Oberammergau village, a charming Bavarian town internationally known for its unique tradition of performing the Passion Play, a theatrical production depicting the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Passion Play is performed once every ten years and attracts visitors from around the world.

Apart from the Passion Play, Oberammergau is known for its rich tradition of woodcarving. The village has been a center for woodcarving since the 17th century, and you can find numerous shops and galleries showcasing intricate woodcarvings, including religious figures, nativity scenes, and traditional Bavarian crafts. You'll find many shops selling beautifully carved wooden figurines, nativity scenes, and other handicrafts. It's a great place to pick up unique souvenirs.

Oberammergau is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The village is nestled amidst the majestic Bavarian Alps and offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking or skiing.

Explore the town's picturesque streets and admire the frescoed houses. Don't forget to try some traditional Bavarian cuisine at the local restaurants and immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of the town.

Wieskirche Church

The Wieskirche, also known as the Pilgrimage Church of Wies, is a famous Baroque church located in the municipality of Steingaden, Bavaria.

It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most important examples of Rococo architecture in Germany.

Construction of the Wieskirche began in 1745 and was completed in 1754. It was commissioned by a local farmer named Jaxer, who claimed to have witnessed tears streaming down the eyes of a wooden figure of the Scourged Savior.

The site quickly became a pilgrimage destination, attracting numerous visitors seeking healing and solace.

The church was designed by architect Dominikus Zimmermann, while his brother, Johann Baptist Zimmermann, was responsible for the stunning interior decoration. The architecture and ornamentation of the Wieskirche are characterized by the Rococo style, known for its elaborate ornamentation, intricate detail, and emphasis on lightness and movement.

The interior of the church is adorned with magnificent stucco work, frescoes, and sculptures. The high altar features a depiction of the Scourged Savior, which is believed to have shed tears. The ceiling frescoes depict scenes from the life of Jesus and the history of salvation, painted by Johann Baptist Zimmermann.


Enjoy your trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles! They offer a glimpse into the grandeur and romanticism of Bavarian castle architecture.