This palace was built with a vision of creating a place of retreat and private refuge for the late King Ludwig II of Bavaria. However, several weeks after the death of the shy king it was open to the public. It now welcomes about 1.4 million visitors every year and in peak summer months this popular sight can reach as high as 6,000 visitors per day.
Tickets can be reserved online and purchased in the ticket centre in Hohenschwangau, a village below the castle.
Free admission applies for children and young adults under 18 years of age. Special discounted group and student rates are available. Standard admission charges start at €12. If you choose to avail of bundle offers of viewing neighbouring castles can cost €23/ €24. If you plan an extended stay you can buy a 14 day pass that permits you to see some of the most beautiful sights that Bavaria has to offer.