Holidays by the lake or right in the mountains? Culture or wellness trip? People who know Schwangau village recommend:
All at the same time, and preferably in Schwangau.
Understandable: Two Royal Castles, four lakes and an abundance of mountain summits right in front of your doorstep. And on top of all that a healthy climate – and suddenly even newcomers realize why the cows really are happier here, why the people smile a little more and why so many guests return over and over again.
Schwangau is located 2 miles from Füssen in the Ostallgäu on Germany's Romantic Road, running from Würzburg all the way to Füssen. It is also located on the old Roman road Via Claudia Augusta. Excavations of a Roman bath can be seen near the Tegelberg mountain.
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Country of mountains & lakes
Holidays in the mountains does not mean you can't enjoy water activities and swimming. Especially in the Ostallgäu district, the country of countless lakes. Boat captains and surfers alike will find their spot on lake Forggensee. The wind is your friend here. There are yachting and surfing schools, rentals and numerous boat races. You can rent rowing and pedal boats as well as canoes and kayaks.
If you prefer a more relaxed and quiet atmosphere, the Alpsee lake is your best choice. There are only rowing and pedal boats for rent here.
The ultimate high of course would be a hang glider or a para glider. Mountaineers and pilots can find paradise on the Tegelberg mountain: The launching spot has perfect thermals and guarantees for fantastic flights. Courses for beginners and tandem flights available. The Tegelberg cable car brings to a height of over 5500 feet above sea level. The cable car station is the perfect starting point for hiking and mountaineering. For our little guests, there is a large playground, trampolines and a summer toboggan run right next to where the Tegelberg cable car starts.
The Royal thermal bath
Wellness and sauna of the next generation: The "Kristall-Therme" thermal bath is where the dreams of the fairy tale King come true. Highlights and general design from the castles of King Ludwig where adapted to create a modern thermal bath with the highest possible standards. You can find mosaics with Byzantine patterns on marble walls. The thermal bath uses water from crystal clear springs in the Alps and from the "Leinethaler-Natursolequelle". A high concentration of natural minerals and trace elements guarantee for a healthy and refreshing swim.
Enjoyment on two wheels...
Explore the beautiful landscape...
In Schwangau there are many and varied cycling routes for active guests. The bike tours offer beautiful views of the imposing mountain landscape and the famous royal castles. Some of the routes lead along the crystal clear Allgäu lakes, where bikers can cool off and relax.
More information about biking and cycling tours can be found here on the homepage of the Tourist Information Schwangau (description only in german)