Summer holidays in the Allgäu

Summer is good for everyone! Wide-ranging hikes, comfortable cycling tours, Nordic Walking or swimming will keep you fit while you enjoy the Allgäu summer in Schwangau.

Cycling & bike hire

An extensive network of routes in and around Schwangau has many beautiful destinations waiting for cyclists. Very popular is the tour around the Forggensee lake (32 km) or to the World Cultural Heritage site of the Wieskirche church (25 km). Mountain bikers can cycle the tour around the Breitenberg via the "Hochalp-Forstweg" and the "Ostler-Forstweg" routes - or they can take the bikes up on the railway and "only" experience the downhill route. Our tips for your cycling or mountain bike holiday»

Our Hotel is an excellent starting point for an adventure with your mountain bike. In the Allgäu, there are numerous fantastic cycle routes for beginners and advanced. With mountain bike tours lasting one or several days, you can discover glorious nature in the Allgäu. You can find more information on equipment, clothing, season and destinations here ...

For convenience, leave your own bike at home and use our in-house bike lending service. For unrestricted cycling fun, we offer you a selection of bikes as follows:

Citybike   free of charge
Trekking bike   free of charge
Electric bike (range 70km)   € 25.00 per day

All bikes are technically state of the art. All bikes are equipped with helmet and carrier basket.

Tegelberg, Breitenberg and Buchenberg

The Tegelbergbahn cable railway is the gate to the biggest nature reserve in Bavaria, the "Ammergebirge". The Tegelbergbahn offers you a wide rage of options. Enjoy yourself just as you wish - shining cultural highlights, beauties of nature and sporting leisure activities all around the Tegelberg such as hang gliding and paragliding.

As soon as you come to stay with us at the König Ludwig, you can enjoy the views of the Tegelberg, Breitenberg and Buchenberg more economically. Tickets are available at the reception and each ticket covers a return trip up the mountain and back down into the valley.

Tegelberg or Breitenberg (including Hochalpbahn) Adults € 23.00
Buchenberg Adults € 11.00



120 km of beautifully laid out and maintained trails for leisure hikers as well as experienced hikers in good training condition to enjoy. Travel up with the Breitenberg four person gondola railway to the great "sun terrace of the mountain landscape". In summer, the wide area of mountain meadows in the High Alps offers so many options for hiking trips. Our hiking routes for your holiday in the Allgäu »

Nordic Walking

Discover this ideal form of whole-body training and practice to gain endurance, strength, mobility and coordination. In Schwangau there are several well-signed Nordic Walking routes, offering a range from easy to moderate right up to challenging.

GEO Trail Pfronten

Mountains are our geological heritage. The Geo Trail is an extensive whole-day tour. You can however divided it into three half-day stages. The Geo Trail does not want to teach so much as to inform. It gives you an impression of the unique nature and the beauty of this landscape. The natural surroundings can inspire you and the background knowledge will help to perceive our environment differently.

The lake landscape around Schwangau

Whatever water fun you want to have on your holiday is here, you just have to choose. Sailing or surfing, swimming or rowing, fishing or paddling: just help yourself!

Forggensee - very close to the hotel
This is a reservoir and the fourth largest lake in Bavaria. From mid-June to the end of October, it's a paradise for water sports fans. The shore is mostly undeveloped and freely accessible.

This was King Ludwig's favourite lake for swimming and its romantic beauty attracts everyone.

This lies in the 560-hectare nature reserve. An idyllic path leads around the lake; you can bathe or fish here.

An ideal lake for swimming, away from roads and traffic. The lake is not very deep and is well-known for warming up quickly.

Golf Pass Allgäu


"Auf der Gsteig" golf course

Our 18-hole partner golf course, "Auf der Gsteig", is magnificently integrated into the Allgäu landscape of mountains and lakes. Essential for every golfer! Pick up your green fee voucher at our reception, then you can play at a more favourable rate. Please note though that during the week and particularly at the weekend, tee times need to be reserved. You can ask our reception to do this from home or also short-term locally in the hotel. We would be happy to reserve your desired tee time for you so that nothing will stand in the way of your perfect golfing day.

Golfanlage Auf der Gsteig GmbH
Gsteig 1, D-86983, Lechbruck am See
Tel.: +49 (8862) 98 77 50,

As a guest, you will also receive the Allgäu Golf Pass from us free, which means a reduction of 15 % at the following Allgäu golf courses:

  • Oberallgäu golf course – 18 hole
  • Oberallgäu golf course – 18 hole
  • Wiggensbach golf course – 27 hole
  • Hellengerst golf course – 18 hole
  • Lenzfried golf course – 9 hole
  • Ottobeuren golf course – 18 hole

However, we ask that you remember that it essential for tee times to be reserved. Our reception team will however be happy to do this for you.

Städische Forggenseeschifffahrt - boats on the lake

With its length of 12 kilometres and width of 3, the Forggensee extends further than all the other lakes in the Allgäu and with its area of 16 km² it is the fourth largest lake in Bavaria. It was created in the 1950s as the Lechstausee artificial lake, serving as a head reservoir for the hydro-electric works further down the Lech river. It is also important for regulating high water, particularly in spring, when the Lech carries a lot of water after the snows have melted.   The special feature of the Forggensee: it only reaches its full dammed height from the 1st June to mid-October. During this time, no-one can see that it is not a natural lake, it fits so well into the landscape.

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Such beautiful views