In the middle of the former garden of Hohenschwangau, only a short walk away from the castle, is the little Schwansee (Swan Lake). This sleepy lake is attractively set in the Allgäu mountains, with the wooded Schwarzenberg and Kienberg, forming a backdrop. A path around two kilometres long leads round the completely unspoilt shore. There are impressive views looking east from the valley to Hohenschwangau Castle with its battlements, which is reflected in the lake, with Neuschwanstein Castle forming a picturesque backdrop.
The Schwansee has an area of approximately 0.2 square kilometres and measures seven metres at its deepest point. Since 1956 it has been part of the "Alpsee, Schwansee and Faulenbacher Valley" nature reserve.
General information on the lakes
(Moorings for boats/diving permissions)
The Schwansee is located 3 km southeast of Füssen in the park formerly belonging to Hohenschwangau Castle.
Paths round the lake; paths on the Kalvarienberg (935 m) and from here via the trail to Füssen ("Pilgerweg") as far as the Lech waterfall (Lechfall); "Alpenrosenweg" – a trail from Hohenschwangau down into the Lech Valley along the northern slope of the Schwarzenberg
Bus to "Hohenschwangau"
Car park at Hohenschwangau
Landsberger Straße 81
Fax 08143 9304-30
Infoline 08362 93988-77
Fax 08362 93988-19
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