Hotel near Neuschwanstein Castle
In a few minutes to Bavaria’s most famous excursion destination
Neuschwanstein in Schwangau – a castle like from a fairy tale. With its towers, arcs, oriel windows and built on a raised rock, it radiates its charm into the landscape. Inside, the pomp surpasses everything and will amaze you room by room. A guided tour will give you a taste of what its owner, King Ludwig II., must have imagined when he made his wish of a fairytale castle come true. Uncountable visitors from all over the world have come to see the colossal castle in Schwangau since it was opened a few years after Ludwig’s death.
Your starting point for a visit couldn’t be better: The Hotel Hechten in Füssen is located hardly 4 kilometres from the castle. This makes the kingly Neuschwanstein Castle a must during your holidays in Füssen.
A treasure of pomp and fantasy
Once Bavaria’s eccentric king wanted Neuschwanstein all to himself. Reality seemed too intrusive and restless for him, so he wanted a place of retreat to which he could escape. It was to be a veritable grail castle, in homage to his companion Richard Wagner, whose work he greatly admired. This admiration is reflected in many places in the castle’s rooms. The furnishings, the paintings, and the entire interior decoration are magnificent, bombastic, and imaginative down to the last detail. It’s a castle where you can’t help but be amazed.
How far is it to Neuschwanstein Castle from the Hotel Hechten?
The picturesque fairy tale castle is about 4 kilometres away from the old town hotel Hechten. Save time and money by taking the bus instead of the car – line no. 73 & no. 78 will take you from the hotel to Neuschwanstein Castle. In only 10 minutes you will reach the ticket centre at the foot of the castle hill. From here, it will take you 30-40 to walk to the castle via an ascending footpath.
Of course, you will also have the possibility to take your car. Please mind that you can’t drive up to the castle but have to park your car in Hohenschwangau (for a fee).
As an alternative, you can also take the shuttle bus, which will stop a short way outside the castle. The bus leaves as needed and stops at the Marienbrücke above the castle. You will have to walk about 15 minutes from the stop to the entrance.
All information on guided tours, tickets, prices and opening hours can be found in our visitor guide.
The Hotel Hechten, your hotel near Neuschwanstein Castle in the Allgäu, looks forward to your holiday enquiry.