I will be in Munich for 2-3 days in a couple of weeks.
I am trying to determine if it is worth taking the time to go out to Neuschwanstein Castle, given both the 4+ hours round trip travel time and the scaffolding.
Currently, there is unfortunately a lot of scaffolding going on in Neuschwanstein. I quote the official homepage:
You can have a look by yourself using one of these two webcams. Unfortunately it is night now, so you won't see a lot ;)