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Come for the castles, but don't miss the lake!

Like most people, we came to Hohenschwangau to visit the castles, but our favorite part ended up... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Adjacent to Schloss Hohenschwangau

While waiting for Castle access, wander down the road to the waters edge and take in this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Gold Coast, Australia
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“beautiful lake”(11 reviews)
“clean water”(2 reviews)
Alpseebad (Lake-swimming -area)is the best place in Hohenschwangau to relax and have fun with swimming in the crystal clear Alplake. You can stay to fill your gap before your castle entrance or stay just the whole day. Open from April every day...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Alpseestrasse 27 | 87645 Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 175 9703590
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Like most people, we came to Hohenschwangau to visit the castles, but our favorite part ended up being gorgeous lake Alpsee. We spent a lazy late afternoon dipping our toes in the water and watching the ducks and swans after a long day climbing up...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

While waiting for Castle access, wander down the road to the waters edge and take in this beautiful view

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The place offers an amazing view of the castle. In my opinion, in summer it is perfect to swim in the lake immersed in the mountains!!!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mattia R
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Absolutely blown away by the views. Cheap pedalo trips. The water is freezing though, be brave if you fancy a dip.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Michaela P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The ice was melting on the lake and the children enjoyed breaking up the ice and watching the ducks. This was the highlight of our trip. We went several times to the lake to walk around and observe. It is beautiful and just a few...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! That's how one can explain the Aplsee.. It is about 2 hours drive by car or 3 hours by train but it's worth every bit of it. The lake is free to visit but the neighbouring 2 castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are paid.. You...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The lake and it's grassed shores are a beautiful and tranquil adjunct to the two nearby castles. If you have the time, it is a delightful place for a picnic. It's a place where nature and humankind have collaborated to create a special environment.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Boyd J
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I know that this may sound hyperbolic, but Hohenschwangau may be the most beautiful place on Earth (I'm really torn between here and Bora Bora). All areas of the town can be very busy during the day, but once afternoon hits, it's usually very calm...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This lake adds a great colour to the two castles and make the area even more romantic. It is so calm and clean in which it looks like a mirror to reflect the beautiful scenery there. For couples, don't miss the romantic walk!

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a nice walk and relaxing time viewing the lake. My daughter had a fantastic time with the swans and ducks, feeding them grass and bread crumbs and running from them when they got too friendly. It was a great rest and break after...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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