Is anyone aware of a tour that covers all of Ludwig II's castles, especially Herrenchiemsee. I am comfortable navigating larger European cities using the metro or underground, but finding my way to smaller out of the way places is terrifying. I took a Radius Tour of Neuschwanstien, and enjoyed it very much, but I was hoping to find something more inclusive of all the Bavarian Castles.
How important is it for you to see all the "castles" (none of them were castles actually) built by this one person? I guess the answer dictates how you spend your time. I think Ludwig's Herrenchiemsee makes for a pretty interesting outing. It's terribly simple to do by yourself. You board a direct train to Prien (one hour from Munich) and then "next door" you get a ticket that covers the tourist train to Stock harbor and the boat that goes out to Herrenchiemsee (on an island of the same name on Chiemsee Lake.)
And if you are comfortable with inner-city transport, then pay a visit to Ludwig's birthplace - Nymphenburg Palace, which is right in Munich. There's much more history at Nymphenburg than at Neuschwanstein Palace.