It was my third time to visit this area and during that visit I was finally inside the compound of Hohenschwangau Castle. This castle  was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Germany. It is not so far from  Neuschwanstein  castle. It is located in the German village of Hohenschwangau near the town of Füssen in Bavaria and very near  to the Austrian border. Hohenschwangau or  Hohenschwangau Castle during our winter visit last January 2011.

The castle is open all through the year (except for Christmas). Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (April through September) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (October through March). Guided tours are provided in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Slovenian and Japanese. Self-guided tours are not available.