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Around the lake Schwansee (swan lake) in the Schwansee park

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Map / Around the lake Schwansee (swan lake) in the Schwansee park
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hike around the lake Schwansee

duration: 1 hour

length: 2 kilometers

easy
3.2 km
1:30 h
57 m
57 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

Do not forget your swimwear in summertime!
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Author
Hannes Bruckdorfer
Updated: 2018-03-15

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
811 m
788 m
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Start

parking spot inside the Schwansee park (795 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.562380 N 10.726410 E
UTM
32T 629866 5269106

Destination

parking spot inside the Schwansee park

Turn-by-turn directions

Pure enjoyment promises this picturesque, flat circular walk around the lake. Numerous park benches invite you to admire the magically and beautiful landscape for a longer time. From the parking spot in 'Alterschrofen' we walk on the sidewalk next to the driveway directly to the lake. Now we run anticlockwise along its banks. Already at the beginning of this round tour a wonderfull glimpse gets us caught: Like on a tray both king castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau as well as the striking rock mountains beyond are serverd to us. A perfect picture! Then we are swallowed by the forest, on the north shore it is shady. The more we enjoy the sunlit marsh lands and views over the reedy banks of the end of the round tou. Of course, the round tour is also a pleasure in the other direction.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

bus stop in 'Alterschrofen'

Getting there

stick to the signage 'Schwangau' and 'Alterschrofen -Schwansee'

Parking

parking spot inside the Schwansee park
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
57 m
Descent
57 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Suitable for families and children Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Healthy climate Suitable for prams

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Highest point
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