Holidays in the Allgäu

Hopfen am See – one of the most beautiful regions in Germany

Surroundings and recreation

City of Füssen in the Allgäu

Quiet corners and alleys meet colourful activities. Füssen is made for shopping, strolling, relaxing and enjoying.

This diversity gives Füssen an almost Italian flair. And the atmosphere is particularly friendly. Whether in the street cafés, the Reichenstraße, in the lovingly designed market hall or in the little shop on the corner. Everywhere there is a smile for free.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle was built between 1869 and 1886 under King Ludwig II of Bavaria on the site of the ruins of Vorderhohenschwangau and Hinterhohenschwangau in the style of a medieval castle. Today it is probably King Ludwig II’s most famous building and is situated in a unique location with a breathtaking mountain view on a rock above the Pöllat Gorge.

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Das Schloss Neuschwanstein wurde 1869 bis 1886 unter König Ludwig II. von Bayern an Stelle der Ruinen Vorder- und Hinterhohenschwangau im Stil einer mittelalterlichen Burg erbaut. Heute ist es wohl das berühmteste Bauwerk König Ludwigs II. und befindet sich in einzigartiger Lage mit atemberaubendem Bergblick auf einem Felsen über der Pöllatschlucht.

Hohenschwangau Castle

It is mentioned as Schwanstein Castle in the 12th century, as the seat of the nobles of Schwangau. In the following centuries, the owners changed, the castle fell into disrepair, was rebuilt and destroyed again.

In 1832 Crown Prince Maximilian, later King Max II, acquired the ruins and had them rebuilt by the theatre painter Dominik Quaglio in the English Tudor style, just as Hohenschwangau Castle can still be seen today.

The romantic castle served as a summer residence for the royal family and was the happy nursery of Ludwig II.