Winter in Schwangau, our tips!

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Feel the winter, the Buchenbergalm, Drehhütte, or Bleckenauhütte are the perfect starting points to slide down into the valley where you have parked your car after a deftig lunch. Bavarian cuisine has plenty of comfort food that will warm you from the inside in wintry conditions. On the other hand you can make it a little more romantic by going on a horse and sleigh ride, wrapped in fur and blankets to see more or less 150 deer gather in the forest. You are on holiday, its time to relax, enjoy the fairy tale landscape with family and friends.

Take the cable car up to the Tegelberghaus and enjoy the best „Kaiserscharrn“ (caramelised pancake with raisins), Sissi already enjoyed it! Or hike up to the „ Bleckenau“ hunting lodge of the queen mother of Ludwig and enjoy a Gulasch, Rösti and other specialities.

Pure relaxation sets in at the thermal baths of the Kristall Therme, hot springs feed into whirlpools of salty bliss. Enjoy the castle view in the open air hot pools. If you are lucky our lakes are frozen for ice skating and ice sailing, if not go and watch an ice hockey gane at the ice rink in Füssen or try skating yourself when it opens its door daily to the public, the brewery in Schwangau also has a small ice rink with rental gear and activities in the afternoons.

Cross country ski here in Schwangau, take to the local slopes (illuminated in the evening from 6-9pm) or drive to several ski arenas within 15 to 25 minutes to get a variety of challenges and to explore the area. Some of the names are, Hahnenkamm and Tannheimer Tal.

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Füssen & Schwangau Xmas markets

Winter walks in Schwangau around the  Alpsee or Schwansee, or a romantik horse and sleigh ride through royal landscape are the thing to do in Schwangau this time of the year. The first snowfall has arrived and cosy cafes and huts await your apetite for comfort food & cakes.

It´s always a pleasure to done your snowshoes early in the winter and explore the  Tegelberg paths with  Nordic Walking sticks  (Snow shoe rental at „Sport Luggi“ by the  Tegelberg Arena)

When the Schwansee covers with ice there´s nothing better than ice skating with castle views , otherwise you can use your imagination and do it indoors at the ice stadium in Füssen.

These are just a few ideas for December!

Whatever your  plans around the area, we can help you with ideas while you stay in our luxury Apartments Haus Luna, Luna Blanca or Luna Mia Boutique apartments.

Xmas markets in Schwangau and surroundings

Sunday,6th of December 2 p.m. Our yearly Highlight is the  culinary Nikolausmarkt in Mitteldorf – centre of Schwangau. Schwangaus chefs offer a wide range of delicacies, plan late lunch and eat your heart out from 2p.m. onwards.  Saint Nikolaus tends to make his appearance around 4p.m. vorbei am


Worth a visit during your stay here is the lokal craftmanship „Beim Elle“
 am 5th und 6th of Dezember 10:00-18:00 hrs, 7. Dezember closed and Mo, Tue, Thurs and Fri, from 10 bis 12hrs and 15 until 18hrs, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 to 12hrs. Open till January  5th.WE

Friday 18.12. –  Sunday 20.12. from 11:30 to 20:00 Uhr. Hohenschwangau Forest Xmas market /Waldweihnacht at the  Alpsee, right under the spell of Schloss Hohenschwangau and the Alpsee.  Many stands with excellent xmas souvenirs and historic performances.

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The Füssener Xmas market in the Klosterhof, the old Benediktine Cloisters Sankt Mang begin on the 2nd  Advent weekend

Friday, 2nd of December from 17 to 20 hrs

Saturday, 3rd of December from 11 to 20 hrs & Sunday 4th from 11 to 19 hrs

Friday, 9th December from 14 to 20 hrs

Saturday, 10th December from 11 to 20 hrs & Sunday, 11th from 11 to 19 hrs

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Romantic Autumn, enjoy a mini moon in Schwangau and in the Königswinkel

November is the month to enjoy tranquil Indian Summer moments during a mini moon!

Hike around the mystic Alpsee without losing sight of the castles, or enjoy the secret Alpenrosenweg over to the Kalvarienberg and back down to the Schwansee.

Use our cosy Apartments in Haus Luna, Luna Blanca and Luna Mia, as „Base-Camp“ for your  Hut-Hopping.  Visit the Rohrkopfhütte (with local specialties “Brotzeiten”) and the Drehhütte ( „to enjoy Tyrolean cuisine“) at the Tegelberg or take transport up to the old hunting lodge of  Ludwig II., the „Bleckenau (Bustransfer from Hohenschwangau).

We can also book you a pick up from our apartments for a romantic horse and cart tour around Schwangau, wrapped in a blanket with your loved one. After the tour enjoy  a romantic dinner at one of the restaurants in the neighborhood such as the Helmerhof, Steiger or Rübezahl.

A relaxed walk away, Füssen awaits you with its 15th century flair.


Top Autumn Activities in Schwangau

Hike from Castle Falkenstein over tot he Salober Hut and then down tot he Alatsee and Füssen.

Take a guided tour around the Alatsee, find out about ist history during the 2nd world war and todays setting for the thriller Kommissar Kluftinger

Family excursion over the „Brettelsweg“ from Steingaden to the Wieskirche

Hike around the 3 ruins of castles Hohenfrey/Eisenberg and Hopfener Burg

Take a tour of the historic old town of Füssen

Visit the ruins and mosaics of the roman villa by the Tegelberg


Top Spring Activities in Schwangau

Before the meltwaters arrive down the Lech, explore the empty moon landsape of Lake Forggensee, the old Roman roads and ruins of the abandoned village of Forggen

Biking in the early spring sun

In spring nature explodes with every ray of sun, meadows turn into colorful carpets of yellow and blue, a pleasure tot he eye!

Migratory birds use the lakes and swamps for a stopover or to stay – bring binoculars

Take a tour of the Cloister Museum at Steingaden on the way to the Wieskirche

Visit Europes longest hanging bridge in Reutte from the Ehrenberg ruins if you are not afraid of heights

Watch the Maypole being renewed this summer in Hohenschwangau


Winter Activities in Schwangau


Walk up to the Drehhütte with your Sleigh in tow, try some delicious Bavarian culinary specialty and whizz down the hill with a thrill.

Enjoy a horse and sleigh ride through snowy Schwangau to see the wild deer feed in the deepest of winter.

Enjoy the worlds best „Kaisrschmarrn“ (caramelized raisin pancake) on the summit of the Tegelberg at the Tegelberghaus King Luwigs old hunting lodge . wonderful views and lovely service

Keep warm in the Thermal waters of Schwangaus Kristalltherme, with Saunas and whirlpools enjoy the alps and is castles in the distance.

Just around Xmas our lakes tend to freeze up in time for you to enjoy the natural ice oft he Alpsee or Schwansee

Cross country and alpine skiing, as well as snow shoe hiking from your doorstep. If less sporty just enjoy wandering the snow cleared paths, stop for a coffee or a Glühwein with a piece of cake and let your mind drift.

December is he month of Xmas markets.


Activities with kids in Schwangau

Walk above the trees at the “Walderlebnis Zentrum“ at Ziegelwies

There are many Geocaching paths

Boatride over the Forggensee into Fjordlike landscape – hop on and off with or without a bicycle

Visit the major castle ruins in the area – back into the past

Tegelberg Arena, large playground with many attractions

Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle specially for kids

Climbing in Pfronten Kappel fort he whole family

Pony riding in Brunnen

Minigolf or bowling at the Schlossbrauhaus in Schwangau

Canoeing on the Forggensee

Enjoy a day on the eastern shore of the Forggensee, light a fire and take a portable grill