Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Hohenschwangau

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Explore the history of King Ludwig II through objects, stories, and interactive media stations at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, just below the Neuschwanstein Castle. You'll see the travel kit of King Maximilian II, the entire collection of royal porcelain, and the original coat of King Ludwig II. The Hall of the Royal Castles presents the history and lineage of the Bavarian monarchy, while offering a view of the Hohenschwangau castle and the lake Alpsee. If you're also visiting the Neuschwanstein castle, save money with a combo ticket. See Museum of the Bavarian Kings and all Hohenschwangau has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hohenschwangau vacation planner.
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  • The Museum of the Bavarian Kings is well laid out and has children's activities associated with the Tour of the Museum. If you have a lot of time use the headsets, or if you're already familiar with.....  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit if you have time. Lots of interesting facts going back through the centuries.  more »
  • The audio devices are great and easy to use for children as well as adults. They are available in many languages. They do an excellent job of displaying what they have and presenting the stories. The content is fairly limited within the museum and many of the panels overlap previously stated facts or stories. If you’ve visited the castles nearby, you will already know 50% of it. Overall, the vast majority of the content covers a small handful of individual rulers over a short period of ~100 years. There is little detail before or after the period of 1818-1918, but there is some. It’s a good place to look at that history, but few of the relics or portraits are spectacular or memorable.
  • An After visiting both the nearby castles, it provided a good respite from the crowds which flock to the site. Word of advice. Prebook your tickets to avoid the long queues to see the castles. I booked in advance and had my ticket within 10mins of arrival, which saved me heaps of time from just having to stand there and wait to be served.
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