Big Hat Tours

Munich Area Castles

Explore the heart of Bavaria

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was a builder of amazing buildings, inventor, environmentalist, and perhaps a madman. Join Curt on the ONLY castle and palace tours that put an iPad in your hands with hundreds of images of all his building projects, crazy interiors, goofy inventions and his sensational murder.
Free book with every tour: The History of the World in a Hundred Pages or Less (see below for details)

Neuschwanstein Castle

€240 | Private Tour
iPad on Tour
8h
Day trip
Requires train travel
Tours begin at 09:00

Yes, Neuschwanstein Castle is the Disney Castle. On the train, Curt will get you geared up with rare historical pictures and the history of "Mad King Ludwig". The storybook palace couldn't be in a more ideal setting in the Alps. On your tour inside the castle you'll marvel at colorful murals, remarkable woodwork and original furnishings. On the train ride home, Curt will entice you to become the jury of the greatest murder mystery of the nineteenth century. Was the king brutally murdered?

Note: The Bavarian Government controls tours inside the castles and while seeing the interiors is totally worth the visit they are brief tours (35 minutes).

Additional fees for the Castle Tours are as follows:
  • Train Fare: (Bayern-Ticket)
    • 25 € For one
    • 31 € Two people
    • 37 € Three people
    • 43 € Four people
    • 49 € Five people
    • Note: Please figure my train fare into your calculations... Thanks
  • Castle Entry:
    • Neuschwanstein Castle entry: €13.80 per adult. (Children 17 and under €1.80)

Neuschwanstein Castle & Hohenschwangau Castle

€250 | Private Tour
iPad on Tour
8h
Day trip
Requires train travel
Tours begin at 09:00

Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle are within sight of each other and on a private tour, it's easy to visit both in a single day. Hohenschwangau is the castle of Ludwig's youth. Fine murals and tapestries of heroic tales and the stunning natural surroundings gave Ludwig II his love of nature and the epic tales Richard Wagner turned into operas.

Note: The Bavarian Government controls tours inside the castles and while seeing the interiors is totally worth the visit they are brief tours (35 minutes).

Additional fees for the Castle Tours are as follows:
  • Train Fare: (Bayern-Ticket)
    • 25 € For one
    • 31 € Two people
    • 37 € Three people
    • 43 € Four people
    • 49 € Five people
    • Note: Please figure my train fare into your calculations... Thanks
  • Castle Entry:
    • Entry for both castles: €26.60 per adult. (Children 17 and under €1.80)

Herrenchiemsee Palace Sale!

€240 €195 | Private Tour
Reduced private tour price!
Was 240€ now only 195€ (Save 45€)
iPad on Tour
8h
Day trip
Requires train travel
Tours available from May to September
Tours begin at 09:00

The palace is Ludwig's testament to Versailles with shockingly elaborate fountains, an elevator dining table, scores of crystal and porcelain chandeliers and the largest hall of mirrors in the world. Getting there is half the fun. You'll take a short ride on the oldest steam engine in continuous operation in the world and on a classic lake boat with mountain views. The trip can include lunch on Frauen Island famous for the beer they brew and a convent and church with Romanesque murals.

Note: The Bavarian government controls tours inside the castle (40 minutes)

Note: Tour offered only mid-May through mid-September.

Additional fees for the Castle Tours are as follows:
  • Train Fare: (Bayern-Ticket)
    • 25 € For one
    • 31 € Two people
    • 37 € Three people
    • 43 € Four people
    • 49 € Five people
    • Note: Please figure my train fare into your calculations... Thanks
  • Steam Train, Boat and Castle tickets:
    • Tickets for Steam Train and Boat: €8.80 per adult (€4.40 per child)
    • Herrenchiemsee Palace entry: €8.50 per adult: (Children 17 and under free)