Full of contrast! Schwangau's Landscape and Nature:
The Kings's Dreamland
King Ludwig II knew exactly why he built his fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle in this contrasting landscape. In the valley of lakes and walking paths, your will find pure relaxation. The mountains are waiting for you with Castles and unique hiking trails as well as climbing facilities.
The mountains of Schwangau
Schwangau is located exactly on the edge of the Alps, more precisely, at the edge of the Ammer Mountains.
The two local mountains in Schwangau are the Tegelberg, also known as Schlossberg, and the majestic Säuling, over 2,200 meters high.
The lakes of Schwangau
Schwangau offers four lakes for swimming, sailing, surfing, boating and to linger: The Alpsee in Hohenschwangau, the Forggensee with the popular Forggensee summer boat trips, the Schwansee and the Bannwaldsee.
The four seasons in Schwangau:
Swimming, surfing or sailing - four lakes are waiting for you and high up on the mountains one can enjoy dreamlike views. In addition to that, numerous summer festivals promise great fun.
The Golden Autumn is usually very weather resistant and therefore ideal for hiking and cycling. The Coloman feast, the concerts of Neuschwanstein and the "Viehscheid" are cultural and traditional highlights in this time of the year.
When the days are getting shorter and the first snow falls, it's getting quiet in Schwangau and one can enjoy a beautiful, quiet walk or a sleigh ride in Schwangau. Cross Country skiing is also very common in Schwangau.
The Romantic Road
Running from the River Main to the Alps, it is Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route, famous for its medieval towns and the fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein: fascination and the sense of being transported back in time.
Schwangau is located right at the southern end of the "Romantic Road".
The "village-beauties" of Schwangau
Typical of the Schwangau landscape are the old farmhouses and the numerous village fountains with colourful cottage gardens. The Schwangau locals are rightly proud of their beautiful village.