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"Please give me a list of the top ten things to see in Schwangau. Thanks, LHansen" (posted 03/26/2015)

Schwangau, the village of the Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.Dort is highly recommended that Museeum the Wittelsbach (noble) .In Schwangau there is a beautiful Spa with gemstone grotto. On the Tegelberg you can take a spectacular cable car and has a great view from the top to the foothills of the Alps. At the base station can see the ruins of an ancient Roman villa besuchen.Am Forggensee can take several hours boat trip.
Answer provided by Martina Voigt on 03/27/2015
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Dear family Hansen, thank you for your question. The Best things in Schwangau to see: - the Castles "Neuschwanstein" and "Hohenschwangau" - the Tgelberg-mountain - the churches of "St. Coloman", "meadow" and "St. Mang" - the lots of beautiful lakes like " forggensee "swan lake, Alpseestrasse Best regards, Daniel Wilms
Answer provided by Monika Wilms on 03/27/2015
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Dear Family Hansen, under www.schwangau.de you will find everything there is in and around Schwangau, Sporty, summer or winter, cultural, etc, greetings Juliane Mayer
Answer provided by Hans und Juliane Mayer on 03/27/2015
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Hello, our "Top Ten" in Schwangau are: 1. Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the Museum of bavarian Kings 2. Tegel mountain - you can go with cabel cab up to 1800m (~ 1 Mile high) and enjoy the view over hole area 3 . boat trip in summer on Forggensee 4. Castle Brewery - show brewery with great restaurant (with terrace) and new mini golf 5th Royal Crystal Spa - thermal bath with salty water, big sauna area, ... and view to the castles 6. many hiking pathes around a lot of lakes (swan lake, Alpsee, Weissensee, Alatsee, Hopfensee, ...) where you can swim so 7. bike tours for everyone (from easy up to difficult) 8. visit the cheese dairy at Lehern-Hopferau (10 min. by car away) 9. guided tour of feet (next town) 10. Carriage ride at and around Schwangau For children are here alot of playgrounds, pony-farm with many animals .... More information you can So find at www.schwangau.de Best regards, Julia
Answer provided by Julia Schweiger on 03/27/2015
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

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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)

Hi, for the equipement you can ask at http://koenigsfischer.com That'sa fishing shop in Fuessen (about 3 km from Schwangau). So you have to ask for the "PERMISSION" because you'll need a permisson for fishing (~ 13-15,00 Euro per day) !!! http://fuessen-kfv.de/erlaubnisscheine/ausgabestellen.html. Best regards, Julia
Answer provided by Julia Schweiger on 07/01/2017
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You can inquire at Schwangau Tourismus via Internet or in the town hall of the municipality. We will then call you the fishing industry and give you a fishing permit. These people also know where to rent the equipment. Servus. PA Bletschacher
Answer provided by P.A. Bletschacher on 07/01/2017
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"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)

Whether there is snow, you of course can not say exactly. The last year was rather low, but it could also be more times. The castle can definitely visit, the roads are cleared and buses and horse-drawn carriages and drive. There are perhaps winter shoes required. Greetings from Schwangau, Walter Helmer
Answer provided by Walter Helmer on 11/14/2014
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Dear guests, a snow guarantee you can not give, it may have 25 degrees of frost 1/2 meters of snow in the valley in Schwangau or hair dryer and sunny warm. in the royal castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau can enter daily, no matter what the weather, whether snow storm or sunshine, it offers guided visits, Neuschwanstein is only at 1.1. (New Year) greetings closed Juliane Mayer from the beautiful Schwangau
Answer provided by Hans und Juliane Mayer on 11/13/2014
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Hello, unfortunately I can not give accurate snow forecast for Christmas, as the weather was a bit erratic in recent years. Last year we had about 3 inches of snow, the two years before that there was no Christmas snow ... At the moment we have 14 ° C and everything is green. Regards Julia
Answer provided by Julia Schweiger on 11/13/2014
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Schwangau

  • 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

    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 Sauna is 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 Overview

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

Castle Bullachberg

Kirche St. Coloman

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Marienbrücke

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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.

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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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