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Best trails in Schwangau

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Looking for a great trail near Schwangau, Bayern? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Naturschutzgebiet Ammergebirge or Naturpark Karwendel, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kalkkögel or Bregenzerwald. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Schwangau ranging from 2.9 to 42.9 miles and from 2,575 to 5,587 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (15)
#1 - Neuschwanstein Castle
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. It welcomes over one million visitors annually and has been open to the public since 1886. The castle is a Romanesque rebirth castle from the 19th century, which is located above the village of Hohenschwangau. Tickets can be bought before arrival or on the same day at the cash desk in Hohenschwangau. A tour is required to see the inside of the castle and costs 12 euros for adults and is free for children under 18 years of age. This trail starts on the Alpseestrasse in Hohenschwangau. Close to Hohenschwangau Castle and the Alpsee. From here it takes you on a well-developed path, the Neuschwansteinstraße, up to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. After visiting the castle, the route continues a little further to the Marienbrücke and a beautiful vista point from which you can overlook the castle in all its glory.Show more
#2 - Tegelberg nach Hohenschwangau
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
From the top station of the Tegelbergbahn the hike begins on a wide path downhill. The route runs parallel to the European long-distance path E4. After a while, the wide path changes to the sunny south side of the mountain and continues down the western ridge. Again and again you can catch glimpses of the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein, which is coming closer step by step. Soon, the path becomes easier and leads through a beautiful beech forest. Before you reach the Marienbrücke, which leads at a dizzying height over the Pöllatschlucht, you will pass once more at an excellent vantage point. The trail narrows in many spots. There are several spots that require scrambling down rock faces. Many of the switchbacks are eroded. Note: Gondola at the top of this trail closes at 5pmShow more
#3 - Alpsee Loop
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Beautiful hike around the popular Alpsee Lake in Bavaria. This route is near famous castles, so you could see it all in one day!Show more
#4 - Rohrkopf und Tegelberg
Naturschutzgebiet Ammergebirge
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
This route begins at Tegelbergbahn and ascends to the mountain of Rohrkopf. Along the way you will have great views of the Bavarian Alps. Near the end, you will pass by Neuschwanstein castle, one of Germany's most famous sites before reaching the end destination of Hohenschwangau.Show more
#5 - Neuschwanstein Loop
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
As of April 2020, the castle is closed until and including April 19 due to COVID-19, but the parks and gardens remain open. Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. It receives over a million visitors a year and has been open to the public since 1886. The castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival castle overlooking the village of Hohenschwangau. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office in Hohenschwangau before arrival or on the same day. A guided tour is required and costs 12 euros for adults and is free for children under 18 years. On this hike, however, you can experience even more. One might think that you are walking in the footsteps of a king. First you hike on a narrow iron bridge along a dizzying gorge up to the castle Neuschwanstein. As a special highlight, you can make a short detour to the Marienbrücke, from where you will catch a different view of the castle. From here we hike on to the Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig II of Bavaria lived as a child. In particular, the castle Neuschwanstein reflects that he was a passionate constructor and dreamer. It was not without reason that he was called the "fairytale king", which is undoubtedly reflected in those castles.Show more
#6 - Alpsee via Säuling Path and Summer Path
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
This route leads around the Alpsee. Although the altitude is not enough to see the Alps, you have an excellent view of the beautiful landscape and the two castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Along the idyllic circular route one can stop one or the other to go swimming in the Alpsee or rent a boat and paddle across the lake.Show more
#7 - Auf den Säuling und um den Pilgerschrofen
Naturschutzgebiet Ammergebirge
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
This high alpine hike will take you to the summit of Säuling through the foothills of the Alps. Take the Brunnenstubenweg/Wasserleitungweg into the forest and then follow the signs to Säuling. There is a steel ladder that climbs over rugged terrain. There are refreshments on the trail. Show more
#8 - Bodensee-Königssee Cycle Path Stage 4: Füssen to Großweil
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 42.9 mi
#9 - Tegelberg (Abstieg zur Talstation)
Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#10 - Neuschwanstein nach Tegelberg
Naturschutzgebiet Ammergebirge
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Very nice hike from the valley station of the Tegelbergbahn over the Pöllat Valley, Neuschwanstein Castle to the mountain station of the Tegelbergbahn. At the mountain station there is a well-deserved hut break. To the starting point we drove with the mountain railway. But you can also walk if necessary. Did the tour with 2 children.Show more
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