• View to Neuschwanstein castle from Schwangau's "Kurpark"
  • Lake Alpsee in Hohenschwangau
  • The mountains of Tegelberg and Säuling in Schwangau
  • Our church St. Coloman in the Fog, Schwangau in the Background

Full of contrast! Schwangau's Landscape and Nature:

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castle with lake Alpsee in the Background

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 "Säuling" mountain and castle Neuschwanstein

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.


Explore the mountains with the Tegelberg cable car

Sailingboat on lake Forggensee with Neuschwanstein castle in the background

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.


Boat trips on lake Forggensee

The four seasons in Schwangau:

  • Springtime in Schwangau


    Everything sprouts in tender green, the trees strike out and the spirits awaken from hibernation.



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  • Summer at lake Forggensee 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.


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  • Traditional St. Coloman's ride in Autumn in Schwangau


    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.


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  • Carriage ride in the wintertime in Schwangau


    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.


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The Romantic Road "Nostalgia Bus"

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". 


Find out more about the Romantic Road

Inside the Kurpark of Schwangau

Schwangau's Parks

The "Kurpark" in the centre of Schwangau and the historic royal "Schwanseepark" invites you to relax, stroll and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.


More Information about the Kurpark

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Beautiful backyards in Schwangau

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.


More information about Schwangau's village and history