Tour to Bavaria’s castles
Monday July 16th, 2018 / Travel
Have you ever wished to visit the fairy-tale castle? Or to discover ancient places immersed in the green of Bavaria? Or to drink craft beer in typical Bavarian restaurants? In a few days you can organize a do-it-yourself tour thanks to few simple tips.
Which castles of Bavaria to visit?
Nymphenburg Castle, located just 30 minutes from Munich. The famous Castle of the Nymphs is built in perfect Baroque style and features 200 hectares of garden. In the largest room, Mozart first performed at the age of 6. To visit it, you can buy the ticket directly on the spot, also obtaining the possibility to access the Bäuml porcelain museum and the museum of carriages, the Marstallmuseum, that hosts magnificent cars, sledges and riding accessories.
Linderhof Castle, residence of King Ludwig II, known for the room of mirrors, beautiful gardens and sumptuous statues. It is also possible to observe every hour a water jet of 30 meters from the main fountain. Strait in the mountains and nestled in the Ettal forest, reachable by bus or train in an hour from Munich.
Herrenchiemsee Castle, built on the imprint of the Parisian palace of Versailles, stands on the island of Chiemsee, reachable by boat from the village of Prien, about an hour from Munich. The castle houses the famous museum dedicated to Ludwig II, that collects portraits, busts, historical photographs, sumptuous original clothes and regal furniture.
Neuschwanstein Castle. MANDATORY STEP at the castle from which Walt Disney took inspiration for the realization of the settings of his cartoons, and from which it is easily visible the characteristic Hohenschwangau Castle, the castle of the youth of King Ludwig II.
How Schloss Neuschwanstein can be reached?
The enchanted castle is about two hours from Munich and the easiest way to get there is to use the train to Füssen, and there numerous buses are available to take you at the beginning of the climb that leads to the castles, walkable or with carriages.
The Königsschlösser ticket is very convenient, it costs € 26 and allows to visit the Castles of Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee and Neuschwanstein (for which it is strongly recommended to book in advance the time of the visit).
Where to eat in Bavaria?
Monastery of Andechs, Benedictine monastery, close to Lake Ammer, 50 km from Munich. It offers you the best of German culinary culture, where you can taste the typical pork knuckle and sip craft beer.
Hofbräuhaus, in the centre of Munich, is the most famous brewery in the city since 1589 and offers the most characteristic traditional dishes that you can enjoy listening folk songs by a group of Germans in “trachten”, typical Bavarian costume.
How to move in Bavaria?
The most convenient way to reach these enchanting places is to use the efficient and punctual German railway system. Staying in Munich is the most strategic decision to be able to move easily and independently to the castles and why not even spend two days to visit this city (see article “HOW TO VISIT IN MÜNCHEN“).
The Bayern-Ticket is for you, it is like a daily pass and it allows you to use all regional means (RB or RE) within Bavaria for only € 23 online, or € 25 if purchased on the spot. But its advantages do not end there, with a ticket you can take with you up to 4 other people, paying a surcharge of 3 euros for each companion.
So, what are you waiting for? Call your friends and enjoy your holiday in Bavaria!