Summer holidays in the Allgäu

Whether you like comfortable walks or storming the peaks, there is an extensive network of paths in the mountains to choose from.

On the gentle hills and green meadows, there's only one thing to do: get on your bike and explore the region.

If water is your element, then the clear natural lakes, the idyllic ponds or the numerous rivers will delight you. 

We will be very pleased to help you plan your tours!

Perfect activities for an adventurous holiday


With a well-filled rucksack, some time and a good enough condition, hiking through the picturesque landscape of the Allgäu is bound to be a pleasure. Beautifully placed and well-maintained paths are waiting for casual walkers and more experienced, well-trained hikers. With the mountain cable cars, you will be out surrounded by nature in next to no time and there is nothing more to prevent a hike in the high mountains.

Landscape with lakes

The picturesque lakes around Schwangau - the Forggensee, the Alpsee, the Bannwaldsee, the Alatsee or the Schwansee – each offer unique scenery for strolling and walks, for water sports or just for looking and enjoying.

Mountains with a magnificent view

From the Säuling, the most beautiful and striking mountain above Schwangau, or its neighbour the Tegelberg, you will have a breath-taking view of the Alpine foothills and the southern peaks of the Allgäu Alps. The Breitenberg in nearby Pfronten is also popular for excursions. These are all easy to get to with the mountain cable cars. In addition, there are numerous smaller mountains with interesting paths inviting you for a stroll or a hike. The mountain huts offering traditional dishes look forward to your visit.   

Nordic Walking

In Schwangau there are several well-signed Nordic Walking routes, offering a range from easy to moderate right up to challenging. Discover this ideal form of whole-body training and practice to gain endurance, strength, mobility and coordination.   


An extensive network of routes in and around Schwangau has many beautiful destinations waiting for cyclists. The tour around the Forggensee (32 km) is very popular, as is a trip to the World Heritage Site of the Wieskirche (25 km).   

Mountain bikers can power across the "Hochalp Forstweg", the "Ostler Forstweg" or around the big Breitenberg route. All you want is the downhill run? No problem, the cable cars are happy to transport your bikes.

Tegelbergbahn cable car railway

The Tegelbergbahn cable railway is the gate to the biggest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Ammergebirge. All around the Tegelberg you can enjoy a number of leisure activities, such as for example cultural highlights, natural beauty spots and hang-gliding or paragliding. 

GEO Trail Pfronten

The Geo Trail is an extensive whole-day tour, but you can also complete it in three half-day stages. It gives you an impression of the unique nature and beauty of the landscape, inspiring you with background knowledge and raising your awareness so that you perceive our environment in a new way.   

The lake landscape around Schwangau

Whatever water fun you want to have on your holiday is here, you just have to choose. Sailing, surfing, swimming or rowing, fishing or paddling - here you can do it all.


The Forggensee, an artificial lake and the fourth largest lake in Bavaria, is very close to the Hotel Maximilian. This paradise, almost without any building development, is freely accessible to water sports fans from mid-June to the end of October.   

The Alpsee

This romantic lake was chosen by King Ludwig as his favourite bathing lake.

The Bannwaldsee

An idyllic path leads around the lake, which lies right in a large nature reserve. You can swim and fish here.

The Schwansee

Away from the roads and traffic, you can enjoy peace and quiet here. As the lake is not very deep, it warms up quickly and you can swim here quite early in the year.