Picture: Schwansee

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.

Neuschwanstein Castle

General information on the lakes
(Moorings for boats/diving permissions)

Lake information:

How to get there

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

Responsible administrative offices

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Ammersee
Landsberger Straße 81
82266 Inning/Stegen
08143 9304-0
Fax 08143 9304-30

Schlossverwaltung Neuschwanstein
Neuschwansteinstr. 20
87645 Schwangau
08362 93988-0
Infoline 08362 93988-77
Fax 08362 93988-19

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