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Museum of the Bavarian Kings

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Address: Alpseestr. 27, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 8362 9264640
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A tour full of knowledge

Ticket for the museum is included in the Swan Ticket we bought online. We did not have a high expectation before we go. But the audio guide tour of the museum is actually pretty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ticket for the museum is included in the Swan Ticket we bought online. We did not have a high expectation before we go. But the audio guide tour of the museum is actually pretty informative. You will know a lot of things about the Bavarian Kings, not only the famous ones (like the owner of the Neuschwanstein Castle). If you... More 

Thank jingzilian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never has a tour failed to meet our expectations as much as this. We feel ripped off. There is too little to see and it was really boring so we skimmed through quickly and were out in less than five minutes.

Thank Mark C
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as part of a ticket combo with the castle. Because we did the castle and the hike, we were pretty tired so we went through this pretty quickly. Lots of good displays and information but you really need a good hour to get through everything and enjoy it.

Thank Vincent C
Regensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The pieces on display were done well from the story of the kings to selected gifts, display of the robe, etc. The problem is that there was a grand ticketing counter that almost seemed bigger than the entire museum. At 11-Euros per ticket, the 15 minutes spent in the museum reading text and listening to the audio guide just wasn't... More 

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

For those of us unfamiliar with the extensive lineage of the family ending with the extravagant Ludvig II, the museum helps the unravel the mystery hundreds of years of Bavarian kings and their rule throughout Europe and beyond. It is quite impressive, modern, and well done, integrating visual pieces and personal audio devices.

Thank Rtjeter
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The best thing about this museum is that you can visit it anytime you want after purchasing the ticket, without the constraint of arriving at certain times such as the guided tour. It provided very good history of the two castles, as well as the surrounding area. I also need to mention that the lake in front of the museum... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Museum der Bayerischen Konige (Museum of Bavarian Kings) in the village of Hohen-Schwangau proved to be a good starting point, providing a useful context for the intricacies of the behaviours and relationships of this particular group of Royals, the House of Wittelsbach. It's a good entree to the two castles and worth doing if you've made the trip to... More 

Thank Boyd J
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely little museum about the whole Bavarian kings dynasty and all their beautiful collection of artefacts.. take a audio guide..gives full explanation... located next to the beautiful alpsee lake..

Thank Rush401
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Its a good idea to go here befo first because you will have a better understanding of the castles and the personalities who lived there. The audio tour is not essential if you're willing to read the displays as you go.

Thank Ana G
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This exhibition is so nicely planned that it gives you a comprehensive understanding of the rulers of Bavaria. You will learn a lot and see many valuable artefacts! I am particularly impressed by the whole set of ceramics of more than 300 pieces mounted on the walls! While this is not famous, you should just buy a swan combo and... More 

Thank Alice Man Kwan C

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