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Is the Neuschwanstein castle in the Black Forest?

Answer is No. Neuschwanstein castle is not in The Black Forest. Neuschwanstein castle is located 5 hours to the east of The Black Forest.

I get a lot of inquiries about tours for The Black Forest from people who are located in Munich and planning to tour nearby Neuschwanstein castle. They wonder if they can just do a quick tour of The Black Forest. Unfortunately not same-day!

Certainly we can arrange a tour for you. Just be aware that its not something you can do in 1 day round-trip. If you plan to drive to The Black Forest area and not return to Munich the same day, I can suggest some very nice hotels that would locate you in the more scenic or interesting parts of The Black Forest – depending on your preferences – what you would like to do or see.

Let me know how I can help arrange a tour of The Black Forest for you

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To be clear, Neuschwanstein castle is located in Bavaria. Bavaria is a state and Munich is the central city in Bavaria. Some of the confusion about distances results because the state of Bavaria extends up to, and borders with the state of Baden-Württemberg, in which The Black Forest is located – so that may cause one to think The Black Forest is close to Neuschwanstein castle.

Please! If you are driving yourself and trying to “quickly visit” The Black Forest from Munich in one day, this is a dangerous strategy. Every year we see tourists killed in terrible car accidents on the mountain roads here because they 1) don’t know how to drive on German roads with Germans, 2) while they are also tired because they underestimated the distance and time and stress of the drive. Its not worth it. If you don’t have the time, don’t ruin a lot of peoples lives including your own family’s.