Last Updated on 15/09/2022
What to do in Allgäu? Hiking, climbing montains, visiting palaces. In Allgäu there are such tourist monsters as Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Füssen, but no less interesting for hikers and natur lovers are Oberstdorf mountains and the Zugspitze Arena (around Reutte).
Everything important that you can see in the region – with notes and links.
- 1 – top
- 2 – very good, although not so well known
- 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
- 4 – local or specific, not for everyone
Marks without brackets – I was there (there are links to the posts). With brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective
1. Illerbeuren, Kronburg
The Swabian Open Air Museum at Illerbeuren is a large museum (over 30 houses) showing the history of Swabian rural life, link.
Kronburg is a privately owned castle. You can look outside or arrange an excursion with the baron (up to 15 people – lump-sum 130 euros) link.
2. Bad Wurzach
Thermal pool. The bog trail in a nature reserve. Peat Museum. Little train (link).
Old city. Village of glassblowers (link).
Old city. Badstube Bath Museum. Cheese Museum Käsereimuseum. Museum of Musical Instruments.
Old city. The ability to walk upon the walls. A couple of historical museums in the towers.
Waterfall. Reptile exhibition. Cheese production.
Skywalk – Treetop level road. link
Thermal pool. Railroad model link.
Three cable cars: Hochgratbahn, Imbergbahn, Hündle. The last one is a chair lift with a summer toboggan, a rope park, a paddock with animals. link
Lake Alpsee. Small historical center.
Open Air Museum – Alpine Village (you need to drive up by bus or car). link
Coaster, Rope Park (Alpsee Bergwelt).
Chair lift Mittag-Schwebebahn.
Several cable cars.
Coaster and rope park by the Söllereck cable car. link
Ski Museum. Thermal pool.
Nearby: Оbermaiselstein (local animal park and cave) link.
Model Museum link. Thermal pool.
Nearby: Burgberg (mine Erzgruben) link.
Old town with partially preserved walls (the key to the part that you can walk through is in the tourist information).
Puppet Theater Museum, Fire Museum.
Jewelry production in the suburb Neugablonz. Exhibition and sale of jewelry link
Irsee – former monastery (brewery und museum link), church;
Untergermanringen – Romanesque church of St. George with rare frescoes of the 12th century.
13. Schongau, Altenstadt
Schongau – old town, park of fairy tales (+ animals). Link
Altenstadt – Romanesque basilica. Link
Nearby: Schwabsoien – carriage museum, smithy link
14. Steingaden, Wieskirche
Former monastery: church, museum. link
Nearby Wieskirche – pilgrimage church (UNESCO). link
Nearby Lechbruck – ride on rafts (registration in the tourist information), rafting museum.
Alpspitzbahn cable car. Summer toboggan (rebuilt into coaster from 2021), Zipline (Tyrolienne / Flying Fox). link
Cable car Breitenbergbahn. Rope park.
In the vicinity: smithy, butterfly house, fortress ruins Falkenstein, Eisenberg.
17. Füssen, Schwangau
There are two Ludwig 2 castles in Schwangau (the time of the tour is indicated at the ticket office, which is not at the castle, but by the lake!). Thermal pool.
Alpensee deserves a roundabout
and you can go boating on the Foggersee.
The Pöllat gorge and the Tegelberg trail overlooking the castle.
Cable car Tegelbergbahn, summer toboggan at the lower station.
In Füssen there are museums – historical, art, collection of ancient musical instruments.
Gorge of the Lech River.
18. Reutte, Zugspitze Arena
Several fortresses of varying degrees of preservation and time of construction, a museum of knights, a long suspension bridge. Funicilar.
Waterfall. Thermal pool.
Read more about Reutte.
On the way to the Zugspitze:
cable car, petting zoo, rope park (Bichlbach),
summer toboggan (Biberwier),
cable car (Lermoos),
Two cable car (on the Zugspitze from Austria and another mountain) (Ehrwald).
Zugspitze Arena Part 1 Ehrwald, Lermoos, Biberwier , Part 2 Lakes
1 palace / 3 others
19-20. Ettal, Oberammergau
In a gorge on a wooded slope, there is the best (magnificent not only outside, but also inside) Ludwig 2 palace – Linderhof – with a park, where you should definitely look into the pavilions. The time of the tour of the palace is indicated on the ticket.
If you go by car from Austria, it is worth stopping at the Plansee Lake (boats).
In the Ettal monastery you can see a church and a cheese dairy.
There are two cable cars in Oberammergau (one of them is a chairlift). Coaster. Reptile exhibition. Wood carving at the Pilatushaus.
Several cable cars, a cogwheel train on the Zugspitze. Partnachklamm gorge. Numerous hiking trails, including to Ludwig’s Schahen Palace (full day) and other, less promoted gorges and attractions.
Thermal pool. Summer toboggan. Rope park.
Spa Park and Puppet Museum.
Cable car Karwendelbahn.
Three gorges (Geisterklamm, Huettebachklamm, Finzklamm).
Museum of violins and their manufacture.
Museum in the castle (history and art, including Kandinsky and the Blue Rider group). Three lakes, one with boats.
Bavarian Open Air Museum. About 60 houses.