restored 1832 to 1836 by Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria, Ludwig's father.
This is the Summer family home of the Bavarian Royals and the house that Ludwig's great friend, the composer Richard Wagner (The Ring Cycle, Lohengrin, Siegfried, etc.), stayed at frequently.
See Wagner's bedroom and superb piano at the castle as well as many Royal furnishings and objet d'art. A very interesting visit, well worth a diversion, with an excellent shop for books, CDs and other high quality souvenirs.
March 15 to October 15 - 8.30 am until 5:30 pm
Oct. 16 to March 14 - 9.30 am till 4:00 pm
Closed on December 24 (one day only)
Guided tours only, duration of tour approx. 35 mins., access is easier than Neuschwanstein (option of horse drawn carriage to lower main gate) but about 90 steps up and down inside. Castle environs, garden and views can be enjoyed without steps, but steep sloping ground.
Children under 18 accompanied by adults are free.
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