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Driving to Schloss Neuschwanstein

A Motorists guide to Schloss Neuschwanstein - directions, parking and more



Area Map

Directions

Arriving / Parking

How Far from?
Neuschwanstein is easily one of the most popular of all the castles and palaces Europe has to offer. Around one and a half million people visit the castle each year and it continues to draw in tourists thanks to its fairy-tale beauty and stunning location. Ironically Neuschwanstein was originally built by King Ludwig II as a retreat to allow him to escape from the pressures of public life.

Neuschwanstein has appeared in many movies and has provided the inspiration for many castle designs including that of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland.

It really is one of those places you should see once in your lifetime. With Innsbruck and Munich a short drive away there's no excuse not to visit if you're in the area. The nearby town of Fussen is also worth a visit with its beautiful lake.

Make sure you plan your visit as Neuschwanstein sees 6000 visitors a day at peak times throughout the year. Visit the website link for more information.

Map of the area



Schloss Neuschwanstein driving and parking

Parking

Neuschwanstein Castle is situated near Schwangau and Füssen in the Allgäu. The pathway to walk to the castle starts in Hohenschwangau (a nearby village). There is parking available in Hohenschwangau but this is about as close as you'll be able to get by car.


Directions

Take the A7 autobahn (direction Ulm-Kempten-Füssen) right to the end and then head in the direction of Füssen. From Füssen follow the B17 to Schwangau, then the signs to Hohenschwangau.

Or

Get off the A7 at the exit for Kempten and follow the B12 to Marktoberdorf. From there follow the B16 to Roßhaupten – OAL I to Buching – and then take the B17 to Schwangau and Hohenschwangau.

Speed limits around Schloss Neuschwanstein

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Schloss Neuschwanstein to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Schloss Neuschwanstein
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Innsbruck, Austria59 km (37 miles)

Town
Munich, Germany89 km (55 miles)

Attraction
The Stelvio Pass, Italy116 km (72 miles)

Town
Zurich, Switzerland167 km (104 miles)

Town
Salzburg, Austria174 km (108 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany178 km (111 miles)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany255 km (158 miles)

Town
Venice, Italy266 km (165 miles)

Town
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic298 km (185 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France305 km (189 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany321 km (199 miles)

Town
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic335 km (208 miles)

Town
Rijeka, Croatia375 km (233 miles)

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Genoa, Italy378 km (235 miles)

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Geneva, Switzerland381 km (237 miles)

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Prague, Czech Republic385 km (239 miles)

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Koblenz, Germany387 km (240 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany388 km (241 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg409 km (254 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany418 km (260 miles)

Town
Florence, Italy423 km (263 miles)

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Vienna, Austria425 km (264 miles)

Town
Zagreb, Croatia451 km (280 miles)

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Cologne, Germany465 km (289 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium473 km (294 miles)

Town
Bratislava, Slovakia480 km (298 miles)

Town
Lyon, France494 km (307 miles)

Town
Dortmund, Germany499 km (310 miles)

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