We have great news for all travellers visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle! The famous ‘Marienbrücke’, the bridge which even King Ludwig II. of Bavaria stood on to enjoy the view over his castle, has re-opened after extensive renovations. The bridge crosses over the Pöllatschlucht and is named after Queen Marie. It can be seen from the castle and provides a magnificent view of the castle and its surroundings.

In 1845 King Maximilian II. of Bavaria built the wooden bridge. It actually was a wedding present for his bride Marie, whom he married that year, and was opened December 17, the last day of their honeymoon. In 1866, their son King Ludwig II. had it restored and rebuilt with its modern filigree construction. Interestingly enough, the King had his vision of the castle already in mind, but the cornerstone ceremony was three years later! It was restored again in 1984 with new support beams; the original handrails could be kept. In August 2015 the bridge had to be closed for refurbishments and has now been re-opened to the joy of thousands of visitors from the whole world.

cShop Neuschwansteiner duty free at  Gebr. Heinemann

Beautiful Neuschwansteiner Bottle in front of beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle

Which brings us to the summer travel season, which of course is also high-season at our magnificent iconic castle from which our fabulous beer has its name.

Frequent Travellers usually have one thing in common: to collect miles/points for their airline program. With Neuschwansteiner you can collect points for star alliance’s ‘Miles & More’, airberlin’s ‘topbonus’ or Etihad’s ‘Guest’ when purchasing duty free shop at Gebr. Heinemann


neuschwansteiner-with-gebrueder-heinemann-at-frankfurt-airport-03With summer travel at its peak, we suggest checking out their Duty Free stores for example at Frankfurt airport. Did you know, Gebr. Heinemann – are one of the world’s leading travel /Duty Free retailer at international airports, airlines, cruise liners and border shops in over 100 countries? If you watch out for their logo, you’d be surprised to find them all over the world! Their retail sector includes over 50 million customers every year!


German brothers Heineman founded a small family business in 1879 – which over four generations has developed into one of the most important distributors and retailer on the international travel market with an ever increasing duty-free range of international brands in the categories perfume and cosmetics, wine and spirits, sweets delicatessen and much more.

Neuschwansteiner is the prefect souvenir and gift

Take some of our precious ‘Edelmärzen’ (noble March beer) with you, save at duty free and collect miles/points at the same time. At Lufthansa’s ‘Miles & More’ you can even pay for it with airmiles!

It gets even better: Here you can reserve now, collect and pay on the day of departure at the airport! Or Gebr. Heinemann

The Shop at Neuschwanstein Castle
The Shop at Neuschwanstein Castle

Oh and last but not least – of course if you are visiting Neuschwanstein castle, make sure to browse through the beautiful store of Kultur Gut AG after the guided castle tour, where you can purchase many high-end souvenirs as well as your very own Neuschwansteiner beer.

Title photo taken by Robert Böck (CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.