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Tour L3

Visit of the Wieskirche and the Royal Castles Neuschwanstein & Linderhof

Date: Monday, 5 September 2011
Time: 8.10 a.m. (departure 8.30 a.m.); Duration: ca 10.5 h
Cost: 60 € per person including admission fees and packed lunch
Meeting point: Fountain in front of the LMU main building at the “Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1”
Provider

Busservice Watzinger GmbH & Co. KG (www.watzinger.de)
 

Description

On the way to the castles, you will pass the medieval towns Landsberg am Lech and Steingaden, with a first stop to visit the Wieskirche. This baroque pilgrimage church was built in nine years, between 1745 and 1754. In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site the UNESCO.

Afterwards the coach takes you to Hohenschwangau. From there it is a 30-minute-walk to the "fairytale castle" of King Ludwig II - Neuschwanstein. The monumental castle stands on a jagged cliff, towering 200 meters above the river valley. It first opened its doors to the public in 1886 - only seven weeks after King Ludwig II's shrouded in mistery demise. The solitary monarch built the castle in 1868, because he wanted to have a place to withdraw from public view.

After a lunch break, you will visit Linderhof. This castle is the smallest of Ludwig's three castles and is the only one that has ever been completed. Ludwig II loved this small castle and spent most of his time there.

The tour guides are proficient in both German and English.

To register for this tour, use the online meeting registration form.
 

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Wieskirche (Source: Patrick Huebgen, 2011) Wieskirche (Source: MichaelXXLF, 2011; Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the GNU-licence for a free documentation)
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Castle Neuschwanstein (Source: Softeis, 2011; Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the GNU-licence for a free documentation) Castle Linderhof (Source: Pimke, 2011; Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the GNU-licence for a free documentation)

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