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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Please give me a list of the top ten things to see in Schwangau. Thanks, LHansen" (posted 03/26/2015)
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Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?"We'll be staying in Schwangau 6-9 July and would like to go fishing. Is there a place where we can rent equipment and go fishing ?" (posted 06/29/2017)
Questions around the weather, different seasons, ..."Hi! My husband and I are planning to visit Schwangau during the christmas break. My quesion is, how is Schwangau in Christmas? Is it filled with snow? Because I've seen that you cannot go to the castle if it's snowy. Thanks in advance! Joyce" (posted 11/13/2014)
Popular Points of Interest in and near Schwangau
[ source: Schwangau Tourist Office ]
Tegelberg Cable Car
Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the Tegelberg-mountain without having to climb... There is a Panoramic restaurant and lots of hiking trails near the summit of the Tegelberg. The summit also offers para-gliders or hanggliders for rental, and tandemflights are available. During wintertime the Tegelberg area is a Ski Resort which is partly made accessible with artificial snow. Skiing & snowboard lessons are available in the winter season.
Royal Crystal Spa
A truly regal crystal spa has been created in the shadow of King Ludwig's castles. The king himself might have dreamed up the atmosphere here in a realm of earth, fire, water, crystals and gems. Fifteen tonnes of precious and semi-precious stones adorn the thermal baths and sauna suite, following the teachings of St Hildegard of Bingen. The gemstone meditation cave is filled with light reflected from multi-faceted jewels. The spa's sauna suite with its
Fairytale Saunais widely regarded as the finest in the German-speaking countries and possibly in the whole of Europe.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 10pm. Friday, Saturday 9am - 11pm. Sunday 9am - 10pm.
Admission: Adults from 9 €, Youth 6-15 years from 5.70 € depending on length of stay and services.
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Travel Insider Tips for Schwangau
Schwangau is a small village in the eastern Allgäu region of Bavaria—the next-to-last town on Germany’s “Romantic Road.” Just imagine: Schwangau is situated less than one mile from the world-famous and spectacular Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau (Hohenschwangau vacation rentals | Hohenschwangau travel guide) castles. Staying in your very own vacation cottage within walking distance of these castles is an unforgettable experience.
Schwangau is a municipality in the district of Ostallgäu in Bavaria, Germany. The village lies 4 km from the larger town of Füssen (Füssen vacation rentals | Füssen travel guide) and just 1.5 km from Hohenschwangau, a collection of tourist-oriented facilities adjacent to the major tourist attractions of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau.
Schwangau has no railway station, but is served by buses connecting to Füssen, Hohenschwangau, and other nearby Alpine towns. It is the next-to-last town on the Romantic Road tourist route that terminates in Füssen.
Things to See in Schwangau
Kirche St. Coloman
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More about the History of Schwangau
The first recorded mention of Schwangau was in relation to the two castles Hinterschwangau and Neuschwanstein in 1095. From the 15th Century with the division of domination by Ulrich von Schwangau and his four sons, the state Ascended Knights were out of their financial hardship. Then in 1440, the district was sold to Bavaria.
The two castles as well as the Schwangau itself have been exchanged between several rulers, Napolean and Maximilian being two of them. Shortly before the turn of the century gave the tourist in Schwangau feeder and the first B & Bs and hotels created. Following this development, the population is also increasingly on the tourism one.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Schwangau is a small village in the eastern Allgäu region of Bavaria—the next-to-last town on Germany’s “Romantic Road.” This region is noted for its spectacular scenery and its famous historic buildings. Schwangau is situated less than one mile from the world-famous and spectacular Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. Schwangau lies 4 km from the larger town of Füssen and just 1.5 km from Hohenschwangau. Schwangau has no railway station, but is served by buses connecting to Füssen, Hohenschwangau, and other nearby Alpine towns. Besides Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, be sure to check out Schwangau's Castle Bullachberg and St. Coloman Church.
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