The region has King Ludwig II to thank for its world-famous landmark, Neuschwanstein Castle. Not only the majestic architecture of the castle is treasured, but also a series of top quality concerts. The idyllic location is unique!
The Romantic Road
Schwangau lies along the route of what is probably the most famous holiday road in Germany. Among the most important places along the Romantic Road are Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Würzburg, Füssen, Augsburg (the city of silver and the Fugger merchant family) and Dinkelsbühl.
First mentioned in the 12th century, Hohenschwangau Castle was the summer residence of the royal family and the nursery of the future King Ludwig II. It is located very close to Neuschwanstein Castle.
An hour's drive away from Schwangau is the "royal villa" of Ludwig II – the only palace or castle completed during the king's lifetime, it is absolutely worth seeing.
Ludwig's Festival Theatre
The impressive feature of Ludwig's Festival Theatre is its unique location directly by the Forggensee lake with a view of Neuschwanstein Castle. Besides "Ludwig2 - The Musical", the repertoire also includes guest performances, concerts and variety shows. You can get a preview of the programme here ...
Museum: Bavarian kings
The Museum of the Bavarian Kings opened in Hohenschwangau in September 2011. It gives some impressions of the history of the House of Wittelsbach from its beginnings to the present day. The exhibition focuses on Maximilian II, who had the castle of Hohenschwangau extended to form a summer residence ...