A total of 120 km of hiking trails are available nearby, with fantastic views included, with breaks in one of the many Alpine huts or hard-core athletic Nordic walking.
Recommended for a light nature hike are the "Three Castles Trail", the "Schwangau Circuit" and the "Schwansee Circuit with Alpine Rose Trail”.
The close proximity to Tyrol gives you access to more demanding hikes in the Lech Valley and the Allgäu Alps as well as the Lech Trail through Tyrolean Lech Nature Park.
Our advice: Get an Allgäu-Tyrol Wander Card for stays of 7 days or longer This will give you access to numerous trains and baths in the Allgäu and neighbouring Tyrol.
Schwangau and its surroundings are perfect for both casual cyclists and mountain bikers.
More than 65 biking itineraries are available here in the Allgäu taking you past countless attractions. Inviting rest areas line the trails and you'll find charming places to stop over on just about every corner.
The absolute highlights are the long tours along the "Romantic Road", the Via Claudia Augusta and the Lake Constance-Königsee Cycle Path. But there are also countless pleasant and romantic short distance rides along the banks for the entire family.
The numerous small and large lakes around here have led this region to be called the “Allgäu land of lakes”. Two nature reserves crown the landscape: Bavaria's largest alpine reserve the "Ammergebirge", the former royal hunting grounds of Ludwig II and the "Bannwaldsee" nature park with rare plants, butterflies and flowers.
The Forggensee offers fans of sailing and surfing unlimited fun.
In the immediate vicinity, you can also visit the Alpsee, Schwansee, Forggensee and the Plansee in neighbouring Tyrol.
Nordic Walking is one of the healthiest sports and can be done by anyone regardless of age.
It's a total body workout that teaches endurance, strength, flexibility and coordination.
Especially in the Alps, there are a variety of Nordic walking areas surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. You can choose one of many routes based on your condition and goals, from the spa circuit of 3.5 km to large alpine lake circuit of 12 km.
Golf enthusiasts will find the foothills of the Alps with its many natural lakes and forests a golfer's paradise. You have a wide selection of playing options from challenging 18-hole courses to smaller 9-hole courses, all with fascinating natural scenery. Just around the corner about 20 minutes' drive away is the 18-hole golf course "Auf der Gsteig" in Lechbruck or somewhat smaller 9-hole course "Stenz" in Bernbeuren (about 30 minutes' drive).
Other nearby courses:
18-hole Ottobeuren about 55 km
18-hole Türkheim about 50 km
9-hole Zugspitze course in Tyrol about 35 km
The Royal Crystal Spa in Schwangau offers 8 types of saunas, 2 indoor thermal salt pools, an outdoor thermal salt pool with mountain mineral water, a salt steam bath and a Turkish bath various spa and massage treatments. Here you'll find the realm of the elements fire, water, earth, crystals and gemstones.
All of the rooms at Crystal Spa are decorated in the same Byzantine style as Neuschwanstein with French and German legends.
Ask about our "Active Castle Days Package”.