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Excursions

Explore the royal vestiges and visit the magical castles “Neuschwanstein” and “Hohenschwangau”, the pilgrimage church of St. Coloman, and the culture of the neighbouring city Füssen.

Take a look- There is a lot to discover!

Schwangau & Surrounding

Royal holidays

It is like a dream to visit the village of Schwangau in south of Bavaria right at the beginning of the Alps and to experience the healthy alpine climate.Surrounded by four cristal-clear lakes and the famous royal castles “Neuschwanstein” and “Hohenschwangau” Schwangau offers you the chance to hike-trough a marvellous countryside, former royal bridleways and to explore amazing views. Spend a wonderful time in the king’s nook!

Sights & Culture

The Füssen heritage museum

The Füssen Heritage Museum is situated in the former Benedictine Monastery of St Mang. The museum exposes all knowing worth information about the city of Füssen. You can explore the medieval cloister that was uncovered below the baroque corridors which gives you an insight in that epoch and the history of the Monastery of St Mang.The magnificent baroque halls and one of the finest collections of historical lutes and violins of Europe will arouse your interest. Through the museum you can furthermore visit the oldest Dance of Death cycle still preserved in Bavaria situated in the Anna Chapel.

Church of St. Stephan and the Franciscan Monastery in Füssen

The Franciscan Monastery was built in 1629. One year earlier the former city parish church of St. Stephan was committed to the Franciscan monks because of the counter- reformation. Still today monks are living in that monastery.

Romantic Road

No other German tourist route is as well known throughout the world as the Romantic Road. Füssen builds the most southern end of the Romantic Road.

Church of St. Mang with the former monastery

During the 9th century the Benedictine Monastery St. Mang was founded. The monks were active until the secularisation 1802/1803. They deployed brilliant merit in art and science. The magnificent baroque halls of the former monastery are worth visiting as a historic monument of that time.

Pilgrimage Church of St. Coloman

The lovely baroque pilgrimage church of St. Coloman is surrounded by old trees. The church is consecrate to holy Coloman who is seen as the patron of cattle.

Lakes

Alpsee

Close to the royal castles, surrounded by mountains and forest this romantic lake is situated in 814m above sea level. This swimming- lake is 62m deep and the water quality is outstanding.

Schwansee

This idyllic swimming- lake is located in the middle of the Schwansee Park. The nature preserved area invites all year round for numerous outdoor activities.  Nordic walking routes during summer or cross- country ski runs during winter are prepared to explore the Schwansee Park.

Forggensee

This storage lake was built in 1954 and offers the perfect opportunity for sailing in a marvellous landscape. Well constructed cycle tracks around the waterside invite you for great excursions.

 

Bannwaldsee

The Bannwaldsee is located in the middle of a nature preserved area. On a windless day you can have the chance to observe the reflection of the mountain chain on the surface. The North bank is covered with reed. Along the South bank lays the campsite Bannwaldsee which offers modern facilities and beautiful beaches.

 

Füssen

3 km

Explore medieval romantic in the neighbouring city Füssen.

Kempten

45 km

Allgäu’s capital Kempten belongs to the oldest towns of Germany. The archaelogical Park „Campodunum“ testifies for history.

Oberammergau

Approx. 50 km

The numerous paintings on the house walls and the artistic wood carving are worth visiting Oberammergau. The city is famous for the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Oberstdorf mit Kleinwalsertal

Approx. 60 km

A great destination during summer, winter and autumn.

München - the cosmopolitan city with heart

Approx. 100 km

Munich is one of Germany’s most popular cities. Here you can see some of the numerous sights Munich has to offer:Deutsches Museum, the Olympic park, the Hofbräuhaus, the zoo, the Oktoberfest, the BMW Welt Museum.

Augsburg

Approx. 100 km

The city is over 2000 years old, located directly on the Romantic Road. Augsburg offers sights from different eras.

Innsbruck - the capital of Tirol (Austria)

Approx. 100 km

Visit the capital of Tirol with its magnificent Old Town, the “Goldenen Dachl”, and the jump next to the mountain Isel. Innsbruck was holding the Olympic Winter games in 1964 and 1976.

Bodensee and Island Mainau

Approx. 140 km

The Bodensee is a particular beautiful part of the cultural countryside. With a surface of 539 km² it is the third largest inland lake of Central Europe. The Bodensee is located in the borderland of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Pilgrimage Church Wieskirche

30 km

UNESCO- World culture heritage – The rococo church was build from 1746 till 1754 by the brothers Dominikus and Johann Baptist Zimmermann.

Castle Linderhof

Approx. 40 km

The smallest castle of King Ludwig II with the impressing hall of mirrors is located in a picturesque Park.

Monastery Ettal

Approx. 50 km

The idyllic situated Benedictine abbey was founded in 1330. After a nice walk through the wonderful basilica the brewery of the monastery offers the chance to try some traditionally made beer.

The Zugspitze

Approx. 50 km

With a height of 2.964 m the Zugspitze is the highest mountain of Germany.  You can reach the top from Garmisch- Partenkirchen with the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn or from Ehrwald (Austria) with the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.