The Fairy Tale King Ludwig II of Bavaria
3-Day Short Tour to Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee
An Icon of European history, King Ludwig of Bavaria left us with three amazing castles and an intriguing story of his life. On this short trip (3 days/2 nights) we see all three – plus the castle where he spent his summers as a youth. This castle, Hohenschwangau, is our first stop and was a medieval fortress rebuilt by Ludwig’s father, King Maximillian II. The later afternoon is reserved for exploring the charming town of Füssen, where we overnight.
The next day starts with famous and breathtaking Neuschwanstein, perhaps the most quintessential castle in the world. Perched in an absolutely magnificent alpine setting, Neuschwanstein inspired Walt Disney’s sleeping beauty castle and generations since. Next, after a truly lovely drive we reach Linderhof palace, the intimate mountain hideaway where Ludwig spent most of his time in isolation daydreaming about centuries long gone. This night we spend in the Austrian Alps.
On day three we can linger in the mountains a bit before heading back to Germany and to Bavaria’s largest lake, Chiemsee. We take a boat ride with a stunning alpine panoramic backdrop to reach the island where King Ludwig built his private Versailles – Herrenchiemsee palace. We will also visit the neighboring Fraueninsel island for lunch and strolling; the entire island is a village full of arts & crafts shops and has a convent which dates back to the 8th century.
A Day-By-Day Look at Our Itinerary
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Day 1: Hohenschwangau and Füssen
Day 2: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof / Overnight in the Austrian Alps
Day 3: Lake Chiemsee and Herrenchiemsee Palace – the Bavarian Versailles
This is a 3-day trip that is visually and culturally stimulating. You will learn a lot about the history of King Ludwig and his family, the Wittelsbachers. This dynasty ruled Bavaria for almost 750 years! Ludwig himself is an enigma – his most famous quote: “I wish to remain a mystery to myself and all others”. It is a great trip for photographers, nature lovers, foodies, history buffs, and just about anyone who is not one of the above! As with all our private tours, this trip can be customized to suit your wishes.
- Door-to-door transportation in comfortable and roomy vehicles
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Quality hotel recommendations according to your preferences
- Always excellent restaurant options with local cuisine
- Guiding services for the entire trip with background and historical information
- Built-in free time in the cities to explore on your own
- Transparent pricing – no hidden costs
More Information and Pricing
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