Bavaria. What to do in Allgäu map

Last Updated on 13/10/2022

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).

What to do in Allgäu / Allgau Sehenswürdigkeiten Karte
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Maps around:
West – Swabian Alb, Lake Constance
North – Attractions around Munich
East – Oberbayern
South – from Bregenz to Innsbruck, Inn valley attractions on the map – from Innsbruck to Kufstein

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

Allgäu attractions

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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.

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2. Bad Wurzach

Thermal pool. The bog trail in a nature reserve. Peat Museum. Little train (link).

Historical watch workshop (link).
Vogler cheese factory (can be viewed behind the production, located near the city, kaeserei-vogler.de).

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3. Leutkirch

Old city. Village of glassblowers (link).

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4. Wangen

Old city. Badstube Bath Museum. Cheese Museum Käsereimuseum. Museum of Musical Instruments.

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5. Isny

Old city. The ability to walk upon the walls. A couple of historical museums in the towers.

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6. Scheidegg

Waterfall. Reptile exhibition. Cheese production.
Skywalk – Treetop level road. link

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7. Oberstaufen

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

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8. Immenstadt

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.

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9. Oberstdorf

Several cable cars.

Oberstdorf

Gorges (Breitachklamm, Hölltobel).

Coaster and rope park by the Söllereck cable car. link

Waterfall Stuibenfall.

Ski Museum. Thermal pool.

Nearby: Оbermaiselstein (local animal park and cave) link.

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10. Sonthofen

Model Museum link. Thermal pool.

Nearby: Burgberg (mine Erzgruben) link.

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11. Kempten

Old city. Residence link.
Alpine Museum, Allgäu Museum, Museum of Sacred Art. Archaeological park Cambodunum link.

Thermal pool.

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12. Kaufbeuren

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

Nearby:
Irsee – former monastery (brewery und museum link), church;
Untergermanringen – Romanesque church of St. George with rare frescoes of the 12th century.

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13. Schongau, Altenstadt

Schongau – old town, park of fairy tales (+ animals). Link

Altenstadt – Romanesque basilica. Link

Nearby: Schwabsoien – carriage museum, smithy link

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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.

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15. Nesselwang

Alpspitzbahn cable car. Summer toboggan (rebuilt into coaster from 2021), Zipline (Tyrolienne / Flying Fox). link

Thermal pool.

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16. Pfronten

Cable car Breitenbergbahn. Rope park.

In the vicinity: smithy, butterfly house, fortress ruins Falkenstein, Eisenberg.

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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.

Read about the castles and Lake Alpensee here.

Three lakes:
Alpensee deserves a roundabout
Schwansee bathing,
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.

Read about the gorge, Tegelberg, Füssen and the Lech river

In Füssen there are museums – historical, art, collection of ancient musical instruments.

Gorge of the Lech River.

Weißensee nearby

Füssen Weissensee

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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

Linderhof

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.

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21. Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Read more:
Part 1,
2. Around Partnachklamm,
3. Alpspitze, Zugspitze und Eibsee

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.

Lake Eibsee.

Thermal pool. Summer toboggan. Rope park.

Spa Park and Puppet Museum.

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22. Mittenwald

Cable car Karwendelbahn.
Three gorges (Geisterklamm, Huettebachklamm, Finzklamm).

Museum of violins and their manufacture.

Rope park.

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23. Murnau

Museum in the castle (history and art, including Kandinsky and the Blue Rider group). Three lakes, one with boats.

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24. Glentleiten

Bavarian Open Air Museum. About 60 houses.

Region map from the side of Austria.
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