I knew that our visit to Munich would not be complete without a trip to Bavaria’s famously beautiful countryside and of course without a visit to the most spectacular castle in Europe, the Neuschwanstein Castle so the following morning, we bought a Bayern ticket or in English “Regional day ticket for Bavaria” from the U-Bahn station and took the train to Füssen from the Munich Hbf. The Bayern ticket also covers the bus ride to Hauptbahnhof which is the town located at the foot of the Neuschwanstein Castle.
The train ride was the most beautiful journey I have ever taken in my entire life. It was really magical. I did not mind the long journey as it was worth it.
As soon as we arrived at the Füssen train station, we simply followed everyone else to the buses which were right next door. We took Bus 78 to the Castle. I would have loved to spend more time at this town but everyone was in a hurry. No matter what time you visit, access to the Neuschwanstein is via time tour. You can’t choose your tour-time- it’s preassigned when tickets are purchased and wandering from the tour is strictly not allowed.
It was a short 10 minute bus ride to the town of Hohenschwangau then a little bit of an uphill walk to find the ticket center. Once you had your ticket for Neuschwanstein Castle, you could make your way up to the castle in either of three ways: on foot( that will take you approximately 40 minutes), by bus (though I did not see any bus the day we were there) or by horse drawn carriage.
The town of Hohenschwangau was beautiful so we took a bit of time taking in the scenery as well as taking pictures. We also had a snack before finding the line for the horse drawn carriage.