You really have to go to Neuschwanstein if you're in Munich. You just do. It's the model for Disney's Magic Kingdom, and even though I've never been to Disneyworld or Disneyland, I grew up with The Wonderful World of Disney on TV, which opened with a scene of their version of the castle.
Short review: My sister and I agreed we wouldn't make a return trip, but we were glad we went the one time. It's a long 2 hour train ride from Munich and the castle really is quite impressive to look at - but there's not much to see once you're inside. On a positive note, that hike up and down the side of the mountain provided our day's workout.
A BIG shout-out to our guide, Veronika Eckbauer ?. She was awesome - engaging, funny, and just overall fantastic. We wouldn't have enjoyed the trip half as much without her.
Great tour! Lots of interesting information from our guide, Veronica, and she really took time to give a lot of details about the castle and its history. The walk up the mountain is a little steep, but we took small breaks and heard more stories along the way. Highly recommended! Best part of out trip to Munich
Aileen was very knowledgable about the area and gave great tips of things to do in Munich as well! She was very informative and told us what to do and where to be at certain times. This is a MUST do as it is worth every penny. The train ride was very scenic and beautiful! Can't wait to go back :
Go on to the paddle boats down at the river, affordable and you have the most beautiful views! Take pictures of the castles, go to the bridge, but just take a pic and turn around, same view on the bridge at the beginning and end and so crowded so not worth waiting to just walk to the other side. Eat a bratwurst and drink a beer. walk around and just enjoy the nature.
The tour we took did not include a guided tour from our Viator guide, unfortunately as he was very knowledgeable. We took the tour provided by the castle and this ended up being only for 15 minutes. We believed it was to have been approximately 30 minutes. This was very disappointing and the Viator guide was surprised and disappointed for us. As the tour of the castle is what you go there for I'm not sure I would recommend doing as we did.