Hike up Pöllartschlucht to the Best Views of Schloss Neuschwanstein

Germany Schloss Neuschwanstein

Added by Moritz Wolf

A really unknown hike to scenic views of water falls and the fairytale castle. One of the best and most amazing views of the Schloss Neuschwanstein, with the Alpsee (a lake) in the background.

Starting at the Castle of Neuschwanstein, you will hike up the Pöllartschlucht (it's a ravine with a creek) until the first big waterfall. You then go up a really steep mountainside fully overgrown with all kind of plants and trees.

Hiking up the Pöllartschlucht is easy as you can follow a broad path. After you reach the first big waterfall directly followed by a small man-made waterfall you have to cross the river and hike up the steep mountainside. We just hiked up and after some time found a way up. You just have to find a way through the forest and around some big stones. You need to be sure footed as it is really steep and there is no path. Respect the nature and do not damage plants or leave anything!

The 1st viewpoint is located at: 47°33′28.52″N 10°45′12.25″E. The 2nd viewpoint is about 50 meter north of the 1st one. For more info, click here to see the post on my blog.

The best times of year for this hike are in early October, when the trees have amazing colors, or in winter - the slow is beautiful, but be careful, it's going to be really slippery!

Head to the road marked on the map below to park your car for free.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Good hiking shoes
  • You need to be sure-footed
  • Some good food to enjoy while having a great view of the castle
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

656.2 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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Added by Moritz Wolf

20 year old traveling photographer. Happiest outdoors, camera in-hand.📷🌅

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