Cottages, Hiking & Mountains
A holiday in a magical setting
Mountains seem eternal and unshakeable - but the only eternal thing about them is their constant change.
The region around the Neuschwanstein Castle and the city of Fussen, Germany is a true paradise for hikers.
From Easy Mountain Hikes to Challenging Climbing Tours
From leisurely walks to difficult climbs, the area around the Hotel Zum Hechten near the Neuschwanstein Castle has something for everyone. Mountain fans will love the Ammergau Alps, one of the largest protected natural areas in Germany, as well as the summit tours and high-altitude hiking trails of the Lechtal and Tannheim Alps.
For those who don’t want to take on challenging mountain hiking in the Alps, there are plenty of leisurely walks and easy hikes through the hilly Allgau region of Bavaria and lovely flat trails that lead through forests and meadows. Plus, there are more than 10 beautiful picturesque lakes in this region to see on foot.
200km of well-groomed and well-signposted hiking trails in Fussen alone are perfect for exploring this area’s beautiful nature. Trails lead past traditional guest houses and rustic alpine cottages just begging for a short visit - be sure to check out some of the Bavarian food at these great chalets and cottages!
Hiking Around the Neuschwanstein Castle
Take on day hikes in Bavaria with beautiful views as well as longer, multiple-day tours on the King Ludwig Trail or the Ostallgaeuer Hoehenweg long-distance trail. Go trekking to the area’s most beautiful alpine chalets on the Via Alpina’s newly signposted Purple Trail. Fussen offers more than 50km of well-groomed winter hiking trails between Lech, the Faulenbach Valley, the Hopfensee lake and the Weissensee lake.
Lovely Chalets and Cottages
Spending time at an alpine chalet or cottage is a true experience. Rustic rooms and hearty Bavarian food are the signs of these idyllic guest houses which were often used in the past as accommodation for loggers or alpine herders. These chalets’ small rooms are nice and cosy and you can warm up next to a fire in the fireplace. Every hiker will love a hearty meal and something to drink at one of these traditional alpine cottages.
Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland
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