Best Neuschwanstein Castle Hotels Nearby The Schloss

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I’ve visited Neuschwanstein Castle about half a dozen times (I know, I know, it’s touristy but it is also just so so gorgeous!!! And obviously, it’s a top place that guests that come to visit me have at the top of their list when visiting Bavaria) 

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So, needless to say, I’ve worked hard at finding the best hotels near Neuschwanstein castle throughout those visits! From my own stays and own personal research, I’m including a variation of accommodations in this guide that will help you find hotels near Neuschwanstein Castle that either I have personally stayed at OR ones that I had on my list and would book myself! In this article, you’ll find: 

  • Hotels in the closest town to Neuschwanstein Castle (Schwangau) 
  • Budget, Moderate, and Luxury accommodation options for all prices and travel budgets!
  • Personal experience and recommendations of WHY I would (or have!) chosen the different locations and hotels. 

Did you Know? Not all German Hotels have AC– learn more here about why, how to get one, and more

Quick Answer: Where is the Best Neuschwanstein Hotel In the Area?

In a rush and just want my absolute top picks without the fuss?

Closest (with castle views): Hotel Müller
Budget Friendly: Rote Villa Füssen
Luxury: Hotel Das Rübezahl (you can also read my full, personal review here)
For a Family: Aparthotel Appartement-Hotel Seespitz
Apartment: Neuschwanstein Blick

Best hotels near Neuschwanstein
My View from the Balcony at Das Rübezahl in Schwangau!

Since you are heading to Neuschwanstein, you might be interested in my other guides:

Where to Stay When Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle

Can you stay in Schloss Neuschwanstein?

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No. There is no Hotel in Neuschwanstein.  Neuschwanstein is only the name of the castle (not the town, but more on that in a minute) and no, sadly, there are no rooms to rent as an actual hotel IN Neuschwanstein castle itself. (I actually have no idea why this isn’t a thing since only 14 rooms in the whole castle actually ever got finished and the rest of it is just….there! Wouldn’t this be a HUGE money maker!? Alas, there is no Schloss Neuschwanstein Hotel, but I digress…)

Therefore, I’ve sorted this post of Neuschwanstein Castle hotels actually by the towns that are nearby that most people like to stay at and my reasons for considering those places:

  • Day trip from Munich 
  • Hohenschwangau (The village Neuschwanstein is in) and Schwangau, a stone’s throw away
  • Füssen Hotels (closest city to Neuschwanstein castle)
  • Pfronton (the district (but also the name of a town)) just down the road from Füssen
  • Garmisch- Partenkirchen: Many people do day trips to Neuschwanstein from here

Munich to Neuschwanstein Day Trip

Doing a day trip to Neuschwanstein is one of the many Day Trips from Munich that I suggest. You have three main ways to get from Munich to Neuschwanstein.

Sure, it is going to be a full and long day, but it is easy enough and means having to do less hotel hopping.  

Why just do a day trip? Of course, there is PLENTY to fill your time with things to do in the Alps, but for most people, they have a limited schedule (which is why they love my 10 Days in Bavaria Itinerary).  So, unless one of your top priorities is just hanging out in the mountains, instead of finding accommodation near Neuschwanstein castle, doing a long day trip can sometimes be more ideal.

Top tip for doing Neuschwanstein As a Day Trip? Rent a car and have the flexibility to go when you want, stop at the Linderhof Castle as well, and have really enjoyable day!

Hotels in Schwangau and Hohenschwangau

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Hohenschwangau is the town near Neuschwanstein castle. Nay, it is the town at the FOOT of the castle. But, I’m lumping Schwangau and Hohenschwangau together because, I’m not even exaggerating, they are a whopping 3 minutes away from each other, if that.

Why Stay in Schwangau?

Really, the only reason why I personally recommend a hotel in Hohenschwangau is to get castle views.  

There is pretty much NOTHING in the villages themselves (they are super tiny and pretty much just exist for the castles).  You’d pretty much have to go into Füssen anyway to get a selection of restaurants, sightsee a cute town, etc.

However, if you are looking for some pretty boutique or luxury options, then Schwangau could be a good option for you

Please Note: Most hotels directly in Schwangau and Hohenschwangau are going to be on the pricier side. You are paying for the view!

Budget Options in Hohenschwangau and Schwangau

Unfortunately, if you are a budget traveler, you won’t find anything in these towns.  However, there are several great budget and shoestring options in Fussen (in the next section)

Mid to Upper Range

Alpenstuben (Hohenschwangau)

The Alpenstuben Hotel has been a favorite among the members in my Travel in Bavaria Facebook Group. 

It’s so close to the castles and has fantastic views of them you could probably call it the Schloss Neuschwanstein Hotel.  It still maintains that classic Bayerisch Guesthouse charm as well, including having regional dishes at its restaurant. The rooms are quite big, clean and comfy!

Hotel Villa Ludwig (Hohenschwangau)

  • Castle Views
  • Small Spa In the Hotel that is included in the price (Sauna, loungers with castle views, etc)
  • Air Conditioned rooms upon request/ If available
  • Fantastic, bavarian style breakfast buffet included
  • Cakes, snacks, and drinks available during the day
  • During the day, guests can get snacks and cakes as well as drinks until 22:00
  • rating: 9.4 Wonderful

Landhotel Guglhupf (Schwangau)

  • Fantastic reviews!!!
  • Very Bavarian style Guesthouse feel but with all the amenities you’d want in a top notch hotel
  • Fresh and homemade food straight from the Allgau region and a wonderful buffet breakfast included in price
  • Clean rooms with great Alpine Views
  • Very accommodating staff to help you
  • rating: 9.2 Wonderful


Hotel Das Rübezahl (Schwangau)

Best Neuschwanstein Hotels

Let’s start with one of the hotels that I personally stayed at recently, the phenomenal Hotel Das Rübezahl! I enjoyed 2 relaxing nights at this Wellness Hotel and I still can’t decide which aspect of my stay I enjoyed most: The STUNNING views of the Neuschwanstein Castle from just about anywhere on the property, the extensive Saunas that were included, or the insanely cute cows providing an adorable foreground to the way too many photos I took of the castles!!!

I wrote an entire article Review on the Das Rübezahl that you can read here to see all of my specific recommendations.

Why I Booked Hotel Das Rübezahl:

  • It is a family run boutique hotel that has thought of all the details to make for a memorable stay
  • THE VIEWS!!! Sit out in the Garten, in the dining room, and from most of the room balconies and be swept away by the Bavarian Alps AND direct views of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau
  • Has an extensive Sauna and Wellness area included with your room booking (multiple different styles of Saunas, a textile free area, a GORGEOUS panorama Sauna of the mountains and castles, outdoor heated pool, outdoor jacuzzi, outdoor “Naturbad” pond, and more!)
  • Well thought out concepts of room decor to make it feel very cozy and romantic
  • Fantastic bar to grab cocktails, coffees, and more while enjoying the views
  • Oh did I mention the VIEWS!?
  • Rating: 9.0 Wonderful
Best hotels in Schwangau

Hotel Müller (Hohenschwangau)

  • There are horse carriage rides that leave right from the hotel to the castle! (extra cost)
  • The hotel can arrange to pick up you pre-booked tickets so that you do not have to wait in the long pick up lines (this is a HUGE benefit!)
  • Staff that goes out of their way to make sure you have a fantastic stay
  • An amazing gourmet breakfast included
  • Local wine selections
  • Large, clean, rooms with options for castle views
  • rating: 8.8 Excellent

Ameron Hotel Neuschwanstein Spa and Resort (Schwangau)

  • Has a free indoor pool and fantastic sauna with relaxing views out over the lake and mountains (massages and other beauty services bookable)
  • Still has views of the Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Beautiful outdoor terrace
  • Workout in the wellness center
  • Much more quiet compared to the hotels in Hohenschwangau
  • Can get a room with a view of the gorgeous Alpsee lake
  • rating: 8.8 Excellent

Family Accommodation 

Hotel Alpenstuben

Apartments Near Neuschwanstein (Homestays)

Haus Bullachberg (Schwangau)

  • Unbeatable online reviews!
  • Within walking distance to the castle
  • Fantastic and extremely accommodating hosts
  • Pet friendly
  • Fantastic views of the mountains
  • Big yard
  • Family friendly 
  • rating: 9.7 Exceptional!

Hotels In Füssen

Why Stay In Füssen?

  • 5 minute drive to the castle: In just a few minutes, you’ll be from your hotel room to the foot of the castle. Easy Peasy! (If you need to take the bus, I have those instructions below)
  • Plenty of options for hotels in Fussen, Germany for a wide variety of budgets and travel styles
  • Restaurants and shops all within walking distance
  • A beautiful pedestrian zone (small but still very nice!)

How to Get To Neuschwanstein Castle from Füssen

  1. Drive: Like I mentioned earlier, it’s only about a 5 minute, easy drive from Füssen
  2. Bus: Just like if you were coming from Munich to Neuschwanstein, you would have to transfer at the Füssen train station and grab the bus 73 (direction Halblech) or bus 78 (direction Schwangau) that takes you straight to the castles. They will also have the word Königschlösser (King’s Castles) on the buses as well.
    1. Cost: €2.10 one way. You must have exact change and you’ll pay to the bus driver
    2. Time: The buses leave every 10-15 minutes (pending bus #) and get you from Füssen to Neuschwanstein (Hohenschwangau) in 15-25 minutes
    3. Check for current times with the DB Navigator App: Type in Schwangau, Schloss Hohenschwangau (Tourismus) for the destination 
  3. Taxi: You can also get a taxi really easily from Füssen to Neuschwanstein
  4. Private Tour Of The Nearby King Ludwig’s Castles: King Ludwig kinda had a thing for building elaborate castles, and there is no shortage of them in the area! You can take a private tour, like this one, that includes a private car transfer to get to Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and the underrated gem, Linderhof.  

Budget Füssen, Germany Hotels

Old Kings Fuessen Design Hostel

  • For the price!
  • It’s so cute!
  • You can rent bikes and bike to the castles in no time
  • About a 5 minute walk from the train/bus station 
  • rating: 8.3 Very Good

Rote Villa Füssen

  • VERY clean and modern
  • GREAT prices (Note: Because of this, you’ll want to book as far in advance as possible, especially during high season times (Like summer months)
  • Good for families
  • rating: 8.7 Excellent

Mid Range Fussen, Germany Hotels

Hotel Fantasia

  • 2 minute walk to the train station and great location in town
  • Some rooms look out to the Fuessen Castle, while others have great mountain views
  • How freaking adorable is it!? 
  • Good prices for the area
  • rating: 8.6 Excellent

Hotel Füssen

Luxury Hotels Near Neuschwanstein in Füssen

Hotel am Hopfensee

  • The infinity pool and spa can’t get better views of the Alpine lake and mountains!
  • Has a Michellin recommended restaurant on sight that serves local and regional dishes
  • Spacious, clean rooms with stellar Alpine and lake views
  • Short drive to the castles
  • Everything you could want in a wellness and relaxation break!
  • rating: 8.0 Very Good

Apartments (AirBnBs) Near Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein Blick

City Apart Hotel Füssen

Pfronten Hotels

Why Stay in Pfronten

  • Depending on where in Pfronten you stay, it can be as close as 15 minutes to the castles
  • Perfect for people who want access to all of the other activities that the Alps have to offer (like skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, visiting the gorgeous Falkenstein Castle, visiting some of the breathtaking Alpine lakes in the area, and more)
  • Tons of accommodation options
  • Stunning Alpine views of the Edelsberg, Kienberg, Breitenberg and Falkenstein peaks!

Budget Accommodation

  • 8Peaks (25-30 minute drive to Neuschwanstein): Great reviews, clean and comfortable rooms, fantastic prices


Burghotel Falkenstein

  • Unique location!!
  • Amazing spa, sauna, and wellness center
  • At the foot of the beautiful Falkenstein Castle
  • A true, Bavarian (yet with a modern twist) hotel
  • rating: 9.1 Wonderful

Best Neuschwanstein Castle Hotels Nearby For Families in Pfronten

Aparthotel Appartement-Hotel Seespitz

  • There was a good last minute booking available when we went- the price was fantastic last minute and they waived the 3 night minimum (but I would not count on this, as every other time I’ve looked, it’s been booked way out!)
  • The kids’ amenities are fantastic!
  • Rec Room
  • Small pool but with amazing views!
  • Very clean, 2 bedroom apartments perfect for families
  • rating: 8.7 Excellent

Garmisch Hotels for Visiting Neuschwanstein

Why Stay in Garmisch to visit Neuschwanstein?

  • You can stay in the area (Alps) longer without having to hop around to too many hotels in a short amount of time
  • It is only about 1.5 hours between the two, making it an easy day trip
  • There is SO much to do in the Garmisch area as well

Budget Hotels in Garmisch

Hotel Frauendorf

  • Is one of the cheaper options in town
  • Is in the main part of town, with easy access to restaurants, shops, etc
  • Classic Bavarian guesthouse style
  • rating: 7.9 Good

Mid Range

Landhotel Panorama

Luxury Hotels in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Hotel Zugspitze

Apartment Stays in Garmisch

Panoramic Mountain Apartment

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