Neuschwanstein Castle Parking: Find the Best Spot
Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Hohenschwangau, a small village near Schwangau and Fussen.
Parking is not allowed at the castle, and the roads leading to the castle are closed to avoid any traffic.
Parking next to the ticket counter is also prohibited.
You will have to make do with the space allotted at Hohenschwangau village.
While searching for the parking location, enter ‘Alpseestrasse’ in GPS navigation, and you will immediately see ways to reach the spot.
Here’s a handy guide for parking at Neuschwanstein Castle.
Neuschwanstein Parking Map
Neuschwanstein Parking Lot
|Whereabouts of the Parking spaces
|Parking for vehicles
|Car, mobile homes, and motorbikes
|Car and buses
|Amid the Schwangauer Road and Coleman Road
|Car, mobile homes and motorbikes
|Next to Restaurant Cafe Kainz
|Car and motorbikes
|Next to Lake Alpsee
|Buses and car
There are different spots for disabled visitors. There are three designated spots in the P2 parking lot.
Also, a parking spot for bicycles is located between the Alpsee parking lot and the Museum of the Bavarian Kings.
If you want to skip the entire parking hassle, book the guided Neuschwanstein Castle ticket with transport facilities.
Neuschwanstein Parking Price
Here are the approximate parking prices while visiting Neuschwanstein Castle:
|Price per day
|Mobile homes and campers
|Up to 8 hours and additional hour cost € 1 and € 15 max
|Rate per day
Neuschwanstein Parking to Castle Entrance
As you cannot drive up to the castle entrance, there are three ways to cover the remaining distance.
You can easily cover the 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) by walking uphill to Neuschwanstein Castle. It is a moderate to difficult walk.
It will take 40 minutes to cover the entire distance.
If you want a faster route, you can opt for the horse carriage that departs from Hotel Muller (Alpseestraße).
It will drop you at exactly 450 meters (0.2 miles) in 20 minutes from the entrance.
From there, you will have to walk uphill for ten minutes.
By Shuttle Bus
You will find the shuttle buses at the P4 (Alpsee) parking lot.
The bus will drop you off at Marienbrucke, from where you will have to cover the ten-minute journey on foot.
Learn more about how to reach Neuschwanstein Castle here.
Can I park at Neuschwanstein Castle?
You cannot park at Neuschwanstein Castle due to space constraints.
But you can park in the space allotted for car parks in Hohenschwangau village.
Can you visit Neuschwanstein Castle by car?
Yes, you can drive to the castle, which is also a convenient option if you do not want the hassle of public transport.
But you cannot drive up to the castle’s entrance directly. You will need to park in a public parking lot near it and traverse the remaining distance on foot, by carriage or a shuttle bus.
How long is the walk up to Neuschwanstein Castle?
It will take 40 minutes to cover the distance from the ticket counter to Neuschwanstein Castle.
But if you choose other available transport options, here’s the time duration breakdown:
– Shuttle Bus: 500 meters (10 minutes)
– Horse Carriage: 450 meters (10 minutes)
The carriage and the bus will drop you at the castle’s entrance.
Can I walk up to Neuschwanstein Castle without a ticket?
You can walk up to Neuschwanstein Castle for free.
But to tour the inside of the castle, you will need to purchase a guided tour.
How much time do I need for Neuschwanstein Castle?
The guided tour roughly takes about 35 minutes to complete. However, if you explore the surrounding area, the bridge etc, keep four to five hours for the Neuschwanstein Castle!
Featured Image: Hohenschwangau.de