Museum der bayerischen Könige" (Museum of Bavarian Kings)
New museum near Neuschwanstein Castle
The Bavarian resort of Fuessen (Füssen) has a further sightseeing highlight: just four kilometres from the town centre visitors can now enjoy the brand new "Museum der bayerischen Könige" (Museum of Bavarian Kings) that is located right near the famous castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
Opened in 2011 the museum provides a wealth of information including an exhibition dedicated to Bavaria's Fairytale King Ludwig II and his mythical life showcasing Ludwig's life and its context within the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty from the Middle Ages right through to the ancestors still with us today. The exhibition centres around a walkable family tree. In the room immediately adjacent visitors can see the tableware that is reserved for prestigious festive banquets.
Further themes that are all inextricably linked with the history of the royal family include Bavaria under the Wittelsbachs, their art treasures, folklore costumes, and the world famous Munich Oktoberfest.
The museum that also has a shop and restaurant is idyllically located on the banks of Lake Alpsee in what was the grand hotel Alpenrose. Audio guides in serveral languages are available free of charge at the museum.
Opening times of the Museum of Bavarian Kings
April to September: daily from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m
October to March: daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Admission per person:
Adults: 8,50 €; Children/Students (aged 6 – 18) 7,00 €; Groups of 15+: 7,00 €.
Combi tickets for the museum and/or Neuschwanstein Palace or Hohenschwangau Palace are available from the Ticket Center Hohenschwangau:
- Neuschwanstein & Museum
- Hohenschwangau & Museum
- Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau & Museum