Even the King recuperated here ...

Whoever values culture and hospitality, has come to the right place.

Next to the world-famous Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, other events at the "Festspielhaus", the castle concerts with music from Wagner, the "Hohe Schloss" and the St. Mang Monastery take place in neighboring Fuessen. Allgaeu traditions are recreated in the local heritage museum and at traditional evenings. A number of other attractions are offered in the area, too.

In the nearby vicinity, cultural places like the Church in the Wies, Ettal Monastery, Oberammergau, Linderhof Castle and much more can be viewed.

Hohenschwangau Castle

One of King Ludwig II. of Bavaria's royal castles. Hohenschwangau was the summer residence of the royal family.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein castle is known as the "fairy tale" castle of southern Germany.

Festspielhaus Füssen

From the day of its premiere, "Ludwig II. - Longing for Paradise", on 07. April 2000 up to the last performance on 31. December 2003, ca. 420 shows were performed annually. In March 2005, the world premiere of a new musical about King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, "Ludwig²" took place, which played until the end of 2006. Since then the Festspielhaus Füssen has been stage of numerous concerts and musicals. For example: Max Raabe, Wolfgang Ambros, Hubert von Goisern, Manfred Mann's Earthband, AutoAuto!, Evita, CATS, and much more. Further Info & Program: Festspielhaus Füssen »

Schwangau

Schwangau is known well beyond it borders as the village of the Royal Castles. King Ludwig II. of Bavaria realized his royal dream here with his two castles "Neuschwanstein" and "Hohenschwangau".

Fuessen

Only 4 km away from Schwangau the little medieval city of Fuessen enchants its visitors. The Baroque monastery, the city wall and fortified towers, and the Italian flair of the ambling old town with all its little shops is worth a visit.

The Romantic Road

Schwangau lies along the most impressive of all the German roads. The most famous cities along the Romantic Road are Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Wuerzburg, Fuessen, the Fugger- Silver City Augsburg and the quaint Dinkelsbühl.

Sights in Towns & in Valleys
  • Ettal
    With its Benedictine monastery (49 km)
  • Oberstdorf
    Location of the annual 4- Schanzentournee- a ski jumping competition, largest hiking boot in the world exhibited in the local heritage museum
  • Oberammergau
    Famous for its Passion Play and wood-carving (ca. 40 km)
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Site of the IV. Olympic Winter Games 1936 and many top sporting events (ca. 60 km)
  • Kempten
    Allgaeu Metropole (ca. 45 km)
  • Augsburg
    The "Fuggerei" is called the "City in the City" - Fugger City, famous trading family (ca. 100 km)
  • Innsbruck
    Capital of Tyrol (ca. 120 km) or Andrè Heller's Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens (ca. 127 km)
  • Lech Valley and Naturpark Region Reutte
    Nearby lakes Plansee and Heiterwangersee with boat rides. beautiful natural showplaces like the Fallerschein Valley and (ca. 30 km)
  • Tannheim Valley
    The highest situated valley in Europe with its beautiful lake, the Vilsalpsee (ca. 30 km)