Holidays Allgäu/Bavarian-Swabia

Varied holidays and activities

A scenic holiday in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia promises unlimited sports and recreation throughout the year. The unique area, stretching between Bavaria's south-west and Upper Swabia, has many famous towns like Augsburg and Ulm plus a huge number of historical places worth visiting, among them the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, Legoland and Augsburg's Puppet Center. Additionally, the wide open landscapes of exceptional beauty make a real paradise for skiing, walking, hiking, cycling and swimming fans. The region's traditional inns serve outstanding culinary delights: a plate of "spaetzle" are an absolute must for all visitors to Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia. A great blend of authentic Bavarian flair and Swabian zest for life creates this very special atmosphere just perfect for memorable holidays.

Summer holiday fun in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

The summer season boasts heaps of rewarding excursion sites and splendid activities in the Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia holiday region. Historical sights are Neuschwanstein Castle, the ancient center of the Fugger town of Augsburg or the Unterwittelsbach Sissy Castle. The ultimate Geopark Ries gives an insight into the consequences of a meteorite impact dating back some 14 million years. Undisputed highlights for the youngest guests are the fantastic Legoland near Günzburg or Augsburg's Puppet Center and museum. Action fans are recommended to discover the Allgäu Skyline Park featuring more than 50 attractions – among them the Sky Wheel, Europe's highest overhead roller coaster.

Nature explorers will find a huge 600 km network of walking trails and hiking paths in the immediate surroundings. Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy the scenic Danube cycleway, the Allgäu loop track, varied theme trails and wonderful nature paths leading right across the Neu-Ulm culture land. Further attractions are the Geopark Ries, the Augsburg-Western Forests nature park and the highly idyllic landscapes along the river Danube and other splendid brooks. No less than 30 lakes offer endless water fun on hot summer days – for example marvelous lake Constance.

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Cycling Allgäu/Bavarian-Swabia

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  • Leisurely cyclists and nature explorers are warmly welcome to the scenic Allgäu­Bavarian Swabia holiday region. Following the tracks of Mozart's ancestors or discovering ancient volcano landscapes characterized by deeply rooted legends: cycling promises true relaxation amid breathtaking valleys and hills.
  • Attractive theme tours and adventure worlds for young and old are spread all over the scenic Allgäu­Bavarian Swabia region. The two splendid asteroid craters of Nördlinger Ries and Steinheimer Becken offer the best opportunity to explore the fascinating culture landscape on a wonderful "Crater to Crater Route".
  • A great highlight for families: "Trail of Legends" leading right through the fabulous Allgäu nature paradise and its legendary spots. The sports-minded are recommended to follow the "Allgäu Panorama Tour" with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.

1 Lake in Allgäu/Bavarian-Swabia

  • Water
    Temperature:
    20 - 24 °C
    Size: 535 km² Beach: Sandy Beach, Sunning Lawn city: Constance Region: lake Constance - Upper Swabia
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    Free admission select
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Great ski holidays and winter sports

A winter vacation amid lovely Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia has everything a snow fan's heart could possibly desire. Ambitious skiers can choose from eight ski areas in the Allgäu, ideal for all ages and skill levels. In addition, cross-country skiers are spoilt for choice in the Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia holiday region since the area offers some 1800 kilometers of well-groomed Nordic tracks and snowshoeing routes right across the picture-book winter wonderland. Superb tobogganing awaits you on great runs and varied ice skating rinks promise endless fun among family and friends. Enjoy a fairytale winter holiday in beautiful Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia.

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Arrival & Address

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Prospektservice Allgäu
Allgäuer Straße 1
87435 Kempten, Germany