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Best view of Neuschwanstein Castle I Germany

A rarely photographed, but beautiful view of Neuschwanstein Castle. It is quite a challenge to get there, since you have to climb a steep and dangerous mountainside. It is great fun to be up here all alone and watching the masses of tourists cramping on the Mary's bridge.
There is another, slightly lower vantage point - see "Best view of Neuschwanstein Castle II".

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Travel Information

You can park your car for free at the side of the street at (47.567986 10.744342).
Then you have to take a short walk of approximately 15 minutes to the Pöllat gorge. From there you have to climb the steep mountainside up to the viewpoint.
If you need more specific information please feel free to have a look at my blog:
https://www.bilderschmied.com/en/the-best-view-of-neuschwanstein-castle
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Sunset during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 05:20 - 21:11 | current local time: 02:30
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Spot Comments (13)

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Rita Piche
Rita Piche 2 days ago
Yes, I read your link, in fact it's not 4 years ago but 9 years and you can imagine the lot of research I did to find this spot before I went there, so many email asking information, looking for coordinates, trying to figure out where is it!!! loll...unfortunately now I think I'm too old to get this spot even if I would go back again! But it was a real pleasure to read you and see the way you finally FOUND THE SPOT it was a big job! Thank you, hope they would not decide to close your way.... I understand very well your concerns, a lot of people are correct but a lot aren't and my fear is that they start going at your spot without taking care of elementary safety and every other things, you understand what I mean, so from Canada Thank you very much
Bilderschmied
Bilderschmied 2 days ago
Time flies by, Rita! ;-) Thanks for your interest and your kind comment, it is much appreciated. Regards, Marcus
Rita Piche
Rita Piche 2 days ago
So nice! I went there four years ago trying to find this spot to take this photo by this angle but nobody could (or would?) tell me by which way I can get there! You were directly on the mountain which faces the castle isn't it? Beautiful photo tanks to share ?
Bilderschmied
Bilderschmied 2 days ago
Hi Rita, it is indeed the mountain opposite of the castle. I don't know if you have read my linked blog post already. If you do it you will see that I had similar difficulties to find this location, but finally found it after a lot of research and a failed try in 2018. Have a nice weekend!
Lara Iris
Lara Iris 01.06.2020
Thank you a lot! When I was in this castle I was looking for this place and this viewpoint but I didn't find it. So, now I hope next time I'll be more lucky, thanks to your info
Bilderschmied
Bilderschmied 01.06.2020
I am glad my information is useful for you, dear Lara! If you need more specific information about the way up, feel free to contact me. Have a great week ahead!
Peter Luxem
Peter Luxem 22.05.2020
Nice blog you have.. Loved reading it, I'm not sure I ever want to hike this to get a picture though
Bilderschmied
Bilderschmied 22.05.2020
Thanks for your compliment in relation to my blog, I really appreciate that. If you know the way up, the hike is ok, you just need to be careful. The hardest thing is to find the proper route. Have a great weekend ahead, Peter! Best regards, Marcus
Evgeny Rivkin
Evgeny Rivkin 21.05.2020 , edited
Oh this is my pain. Was twice there in 2015 and 2018. Both times planned this ascent and couldn't attempt due to a bad weather and restoration works. Basing on a short Youtube video and some coordinates, I remember there were two paths, the shorter and steeper one and longer a manageable one. Don't think I'll get another chance visiting the area. Good job! The photos came out great!
Bilderschmied
Bilderschmied 21.05.2020
Hi Evgeny, i don’t know if you have read my linked blog post where I am writing about very similar pains in relation to this location. It was nearly impossible to get valid information about the route beforehand, so I tried to help out with my guide. Too sad you won’t be able to visit this castle again - I am definitely planning to go there again. Thanks for your kind comment! Best regards, Marcus
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 20.05.2020
That is definitely the most beautiful facade I have seen so far but reading your description I doubt whether I'd be brave enough to venture the climb without a guide. Should you go up again, please snap some shots of the tracks and add them to the description by editing your post as google maps does not show much of tracks there. Anyway many thanks for your sharing and well done to your wonderful blog!
Bilderschmied
Bilderschmied 21.05.2020
Hi Alona, I did take snapshots on the route and compiled a foolproof guide on how to get there, but since you seem to have read my blog you know why I am not going to make it available as a download - or here on Locationscout. I really hope you understand my concerns ..? Thanks for your nice compliment in relation to my blog, I am really glad you like it. All the best to you, Alona! Marcus
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 21.05.2020
Thanks a lot for the quick response and I fully and completely understand you! keep up the excellent work!

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