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Excursion destinations around Füssen

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Churches & Monastery


The Wieskirche - "Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Savior on the Wies" is located in the Wies district of Steingaden.
The history of the church goes back to pilgrimages to venerate the statue of the "Scourged Savior", which was made in the Steingaden monastery in 1730. Eight years later, a farmer's wife discovered alleged drops in the eyes of the statue. This so-called "miracle of tears" and further pilgrimages in honor of the "image of the Savior" gave rise to the construction of a field chapel and the magnificently furnished Wieskirche in rococo style in 1745. the church was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 and attracts around 1 million visitors every year.

Pilgrimage church of St. Coloman

At the foot of the mountains in an open field stands the baroque pilgrimage church of St. Coloman near Schwangau. The chapel was built in the 17th century in honor of St. Coloman. It is said that St. Coloman stopped at this very spot in the 11th century on his pilgrimage to Israel.

Traditionally, the so-called "Coloman Ride" takes place every year in October, followed by the consecration of the horses. Here you can see hundreds of elaborately decorated horses and riders.

Former Benedictine monastery of St. Mang

Below the High Castle is the former Benedictine monastery of St. Mang with the church of the same name. It was founded by the missionary Magnus in the 8th century.

Today it houses the town library, parish and town administration, as well as the Füssen town museum. Weddings and concerts take place in the Kaisersaal.

One of the highlights is the Füssen Dance of Death in the baroque Anna Chapel.

Old town of Füssen

With its countless winding alleyways, the old town of Füssen is just perfect for a stroll. It is not for nothing that it is often called the "northernmost town in Italy". With many small hidden cafés and boutiques, there is something to discover everywhere.

The historic old town with all its well-preserved buildings, fountains and churches is reminiscent of medieval times and brings history back to life. In addition to coffee, cake and ice cream, you can also choose between German-Bavarian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

And best of all: our hostel is right in the middle of it all. In the heart of the city, so to speak.

You can also experience history in the town museum.
There you can find out about the more than 800-year history of the town of Füssen.

Spas and baths

Alpenbad Pfronten
Opening hours:

Daily 9.30 a.m. - 8.30 p.m

ABC-Bad Nesselwang

With slides and children's pool, very family-friendly.
Opening times:

Mon - Fri: 10 am - 2 pm
Weekends/holidays: 9 am - 2 pm
Christmas Eve: closed
New Year's Eve: open until 3 pm
New Year's Day: open from 1 pm

Königliche Kristall-Therme Schwangau
Opening times:

Sun - Thu: 9-22
Fri + Sat: 9-23
New Year's Eve: 9-18
New Year: 10-22
Tue + Fri from 7 pm textile-free bathing

Alpentherme Ehrenberg in Reutte
Opening hours:

Badewelt: daily 10 am - 9 pm
Saunaparadies: daily 10 am - 10 pm

Forggensee shipping and boat hire

Boat rental

Pedal boat and rowing boat hire in Hopfen am Hopfensse
Pedal boat hire in Füssen am Forggensee and Weißensee
Rowing boat hire in Hohenschwangau am Alpsee
Canoe hire in Füssen am Forggensee

Forggensee boat trip

Operating from 01.06. to 15.10., the Forggensee boats MS Allgäu and MS Füssen depart from the Füssen boat harbor six times a day for the short and three times a day for the long cruise. Drinks, snacks, ice cream, coffee and cake are available on board. There are views of Neuschwanstein Castle, the town of Füssen and the Ammergau and Tannheim Alps.

Moorings in Füssen are at the boat harbor and at the Festspielhaus Füssen.

Ice skating

The lakes around Füssen offer the opportunity to skate with a wonderful view of the Allgäu mountain landscape. However, if the lakes in the Schlosspark are not yet suitable for skating due to bad weather conditions, you can also go to the BLZ - Bundesleistungszentrum in Füssen.

It is also possible to hire skates there.

For current times for public skating and disco skating, please visit

Federal Training Center for Ice Hockey and Curling Füssen
Am Eisstadion 1 D, 87629 Füssen

Cross-country skiing and skating

Beginners and advanced skiers alike can let off steam on the almost 300 km of interconnected trails right on our doorstep. There is the flat trail, the hilly trail or the high-altitude trail. The highlight is definitely the trail in and around the Tegelbergarena. There you can train with a view of Neuschwanstein Castle and also at night with floodlit facilities.

Equipment is also available here in one of the many sporting goods stores in Füssen and Schwangau.

Our current trail report

Skiing and snowboarding

In the immediate vicinity of Füssen you will find numerous ski slopes that are ideal for beginners and advanced skiers.

Even if the weather doesn't play along, skiing is still possible in the immediate vicinity. The snow-making facilities in Schwangau on the Tegelberg, in Pfronten on the Breitenberg, in Nesselwang on the Alpspitze and in Rette on the Hahnenkamm ensure this. Floodlit skiing after sunset is a special highlight!

For the more advanced among you, there is a FUN Park on the Alpspitze in Nesselwang and on the Hahnenkamm in Reutte where you can put your skills to the test.

Ski and snowboard hire can be found directly at the Tegelbergbahn, where you also have the opportunity to take part in a ski course. Please note that registration is required.

Sledging - Tobogganing

Tobogganing is a safe winter activity - outside the towns and villages, but also just as good inside the town on the snow-covered slopes. Tobogganing is always a great family outing and is part of every winter vacation. And sledging below Neuschwanstein Castle is something special!

For many holidaymakers and locals alike, there is nothing better than a winter walk up to a mountain hut on a sledge.

After a leisurely stop for a hot chocolate and a yeast dumpling, you can then sledge down the cleared tracks. The Saloberalm, the Buchenbergalm, the Drehhütte, the Bleckenau, the Hündleskopfhütte and the Vilser Alm are ideally suited for such tobogganing fun.

You will definitely find tobogganing fun on the longest natural toboggan run on the Alpspitze in Nesselwang. With a length of 4,000 meters, the natural toboggan run at the Alpspitzbahn in Nesselwang is a fast-paced wonder of curves for ultimate tobogganing and provides a little adrenaline rush.

If you don't have space for your own toboggan in your luggage, they are also available at most mountain railroads.

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