Castle's in Munich (Bavaria)

May 28th, 2002, 01:50 PM
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Castle's in Munich (Bavaria)

Heading to Munich and Garmisch for 3 days and want to see some castles while there.

Suggestions?

Thanks!!!
 
May 28th, 2002, 02:01 PM
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get a guidebook.
 
May 28th, 2002, 02:16 PM
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That was insightful. Anyone else?
 
May 28th, 2002, 02:48 PM
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Get a good guidebook.
 
May 28th, 2002, 02:53 PM
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We drove from Munich to (ok the spelling will be way off) Neuschwenstin.. in Bavaria (Kind Ludwig 2's, cinderella castle) it was a glorious drive and a very interesting day.. but I understand in summer the crowds are monstrous. When we were there in March, it was relatively empty.
 
May 28th, 2002, 02:54 PM
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OK.. that should be King Ludwig.. though he may have been kind as well.
 
May 28th, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Dear Traveler, Do some searches on this board using "Bavaria" and "castles" and you will find lots of information. Ignore the junk in some of the posts (see above). There is some good advice on these threads. Have fun and good luck.
 
May 28th, 2002, 03:04 PM
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We are going to be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen next month. Just today I faxed and reserved tickets for the Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles. I now have confirmed tickets with a reserved time--no waiting in line.

Here's the web site for info: www.ticket-center-hohenschwangau.de

You pay $3.20 Euro extra for the reservation. Kids under 18 are free with paying adult. Good luck
 
May 28th, 2002, 03:08 PM
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Definitely go to Neuchswanstein but Linderhof is a MUST and Amalienburg Hunting Lodge which is spectacular.Linderhof is by far the most beautiful inside.
 
May 28th, 2002, 05:11 PM
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Neuchswanstein is my favorite castle so far. The outside is awesome (as I'm sure you've seen in pictures) but the inside is even better. It also has an interesting history and good hiking nearby where you can take a good picture looking down at the castle. Rick Steve's guide book gives good directions for how to get there on the train. We went in the fall so the crowds weren't bad. Have fun.
 
May 28th, 2002, 05:14 PM
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I agree that Linderhof is a must - it was by far my favorite. I clipped this from my Germany trip report - horse cart ride and short walk to ?Mad? King Ludwig?s
Neuschwanstein castle. Gorgeously carved wood furniture; fun castle. Walked back down for lunch, then walked to Hohenschwangau castle, Ludwig?s family home. Beautiful interior and paintings. Liked Neuschwanstein furniture better but Hohenschwangau had more furnished rooms.
 
May 29th, 2002, 04:43 AM
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If your base is Munich, probably the best way to see Linderhoff (in Öberammergau) and Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau (near Füssen) is to purchase a "Bayern Ticket" for weekday travel (approx. 21 Eur) or "schones Wochend Ticket" for weekend travel (28 Eur). This allows travel on "slow trains" (the only type going to these destinations). Up to 5 people can travel all day for this low price, which is a great deal.

You can purchase these right at the train station, and there is no reservations requirement. Trains leave for, and return from, Füssen nearly every hour (2 hr. ride).
 
Jul 9th, 2002, 04:25 PM
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For Dee

RE: Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles

Do you know if you can travel from Garmisch to these castles via bus or train and how long will it take?

Rick
 
Jul 9th, 2002, 04:35 PM
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Yes you can take a bus from Garmish to Neuschwanstein and Hohenswangau, but I'm not sure about Linderhof. Although not a castle, you should try to visit Oberamergau. Charming village with seens from Grimm’s fairy tales painted on the front of houses. Pay attention to the Canopy on Ludwigs bed at Neuschwanstein. Took 14 woodcarvers 3 1/2 years to carve it.
 
Jul 9th, 2002, 06:23 PM
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let me get this straight: you have three days and you want to see Munich, Garmisch and some castles. Suggestions?...get a really good guidebook, you need one bad.
 
Jul 16th, 2002, 12:21 AM
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In Munich go to the Residenz Museum where you can see the Bavarian crown jewels.
 
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