Hohenschwangau Castle ( German: Schloss Hohenschwangau) is a 19th-century palace in southern Germany. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria. It is located in the German village of Hohenschwangau near the town of Füssen, part of the county of Ostallgäu in southwestern Bavaria, Germany, very close to the border with Austria .
Welcome to Hohenschwangau On this website you will find information about your visit of the royal castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein as well as the Museum of the Bavarian Kings. We look forward to seeing you in Hohenschwangau! Important notice Restoration work is currently being carried out inside the Neuschwanstein Castle.
Hohenschwangau Castle was mentioned the first time in records of the 12th century. Until the 16th century its owners were the knights of Schwangau. During the following time it changed hands a couple of times and was partially destroyed during different wars.
This was a great tour of a beautiful castle. The castle is extremely well kept and filled with original furniture, artwork and beautiful decorations. The horse carriage to take you up to the castle is right near the ticket office at the base of the hill, or you could walk up to the castle which takes around 15 minutes from the ticket office.
- Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, Hohenschwangau, Bavaria 87645
Hohenschwangau Castle admission ticket includes a guided tour. It takes approximately about half hour tour in either German, English or Audio guided. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Center in Hohenschwangau. Please go directly to the reservation line for your ticket. Accessibility? There are about 200 steps in the castle, no elevator!
Hohenschwangau - A tiny village and two famous castles. Hohenschwangau castle overlooks the village of the same name on the shore of the idyllic Alpsee. Located close to Füssen in the south of Bavaria, Hohenschwangau (a district of Schwangau) is the place to stay when you visit the royal castles of King Ludwig II.
Schloss Hohenschwangau (Hohenschwangau Castle) is one of the four famous castles attributed to ‘Mad’ King Ludwig of Bavaria, Germany. Hohenschwangau is the smallest of Ludwig’s four eccentric creations, but it has a special, homely atmosphere which sets it apart from his other three palaces – which are a little colder and more formal.