Your excursion will begin with pickup from your Salzburg hotel or any other location in the city of Salzburg. Hop aboard your luxury private Minivan to begin your journey from Salzburg to the Mad Ludwig Castle Neuschwanstein. Travel through typical Bavarian landscape before arriving at Neuschwanstein Parking lot where your private local guide will get skip the line tickets at the Ticket Center.
One of the highlights of this 19th century Romanesque Revival Castle is its location on a rock formation which is just breathtaking. Get the best views of the castle and the alpine foothills with lakes from Marys Bridge. The english tour of the Castle will take about 40 minutes.
Ludwig II = "Mad" King Ludwig ruled Bavaria for 23 years until his death in 1886 at the age of 41. Rather than deal with politics in the Bavarian capital Munich, Ludwig frittered away most of his time at his familys hunting palace, Hohenschwangau. He spent most of his adult life constructing his fanciful Neuschwanstein castle - much like a kid builds a tree house on a neighboring hill.
The final part of the tour will take you on a scenic backroad, along Lake Plansee to Linderhof Palace, which is smaller than Neuschwanstein, but for what it lacks in size, it makes up for in grandeur! Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only finished castle of King Ludwig II.
After a day filled with spectacular Bavarian Alps scenery, world famous King Ludwig II Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof the tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg Hotel. You will find a tour option with tour end either in Munich or Innsbruck at the checkout.