The Museum of the Bavarian Kings is located directly between our Bräustüberl and Alpenrose restaurants.
The museum was opened in September 2011 and provides insights into the history of the Wittelsbach family from its beginnings to the present day. The main focus of the exhibition is King Maximilian II, who had Hohenschwangau Castle extended to make it his summer residence, and his son King Ludwig II, the creator of Neuschwanstein Castle. The exhibition is interspersed with views of the surrounding countryside and the castles due to the subtle use of the very latest interactive museum technology and extensive presentations. Tours in multiple languages and various levels of detail cater for the needs of visitors from both Germany and beyond.
The museum was built and is managed by Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds, Munich.
Tickets for the museum are available from the Ticket Center in Hohenschwangau or at the actual museum.
Hours of opening: 9 am – 5 pm every day
The museum is closed on 24 and 25 December and 1 January.
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