Commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat, Neuschwanstein Castle is situated at the southwest border of Bavaria and is surrounded by Alpine foothills. Reported to be the inspiration for Disneyland's famous Sleeping Beauty Castle, it welcomes 1.3 million visitors per year, making it one of the most popular tourist sights in Europe. The architecture and the exterior views are breathtaking, and participants will enjoy a guided tour of the interior. We'll also visit Hohenschwangau Castle, the childhood residence of Ludwig II of Bavaria and the current summer residence for the royal family, and enjoy a traditional Bavarian lunch at Schlossrestaurant Neuschwanstein. The journey from Munich to the castle takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and participants will enjoy socializing and networking in the comfort of a private coach. The tour will begin and end at the Westin Grand Munich.
You will be able to register for either or both tours when you register for the conference. Guests are welcome (payment required) and must be added by contacting GALA staff directly. Please let us know if you'd like to register a friend or family member and we'll help. Tour guides will speak English.
Cost: US$ 125 + 19% VAT. Lunch, transportation, and castle admission included.