hike around the lake Schwansee
duration: 1 hour
length: 2 kilometers
Fantastically beautiful welcomes us the landscape around the 'Schwansee' (swan lake) at the foot of the castle Hohenschwangau. And that's no coincidence! Already in the 13th century a castle had stood on the hill overlooking the picturesque lake. The Schwanstein castle by the Knights of Schwangau became famous. After the Napoleonic Wars, however, the building was badly damaged and uninhabited. 1829 discovered the then crown prince Maximilian the ruins on a journey on foot and was thrilled by the romantic location. The future King Maximilian II of Bavaria., It acquired and had them restored. The designs for it gave Dominik Quaglio, one of the great painters of the Romantic period. The neo-Gothic Hohenschwangau Castle was the summer residence of the royal family. At whose feet was Maximilian II. Creating a landscape park. For that he had hired two famous landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenne, who worked at the Prussian court in Berlin and Carl August Sckell who designed the English Gardens in Munich. Meanwhile declared a landscape conservation area, the special atmosphere in the historic park is clearly felt today.
Do not forget your swimwear in summertime!
Getting therestick to the signage 'Schwangau' and 'Alterschrofen -Schwansee'
Parkingparking spot inside the Schwansee park
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.