Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Schwangau

Enjoy the history and other features of Schwangau. Travellers especially like the local tours, mountain views and spas in this welcoming and walkable city. Take in top local attractions such as Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Schwangau

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Schwangau a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Königliche Kristall-Therme Schwangau (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Alpen Therme Ehrenberg (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Reutte Cable Car (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Breitenberg Cable Car (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Skizentrum Pfronten (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Schwangau

Travellers enjoy Schwangau for its mountain views and lakeside setting. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Schwangau is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Alpsee (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Lech Fall (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Hopfensee (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Alatsee (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Weißensee (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Tannheimer Tal (12 mi / 19.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Schwangau

The nearest airport is in Innsbruck (INN-Kranebitten), located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Memmingen (FMM-Allgaeu), which is 38.4 mi (61.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Schwangau?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 719 holiday lettings around Schwangau. From 505 flats & apartments to 81 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountainside property in Schwangau?

Cool fresh air, dramatic vistas and plenty of time in the great outdoors. If you're in the mood to refresh and recharge, a couple of nights in the mountains is just what you need. HomeAway has no less than 176 mountain getaway rentals available. Searching for a different setting? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options here include:

  • 132 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 126 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 110 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Schwangau?

Forget about impersonal hotel rooms. Experience this destination from the comfort of your very own apartment. You can choose from 476 different options via HomeAway. If you book soon, you could spend as little as £25 per night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Hotel: 93 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.
  • House: 76 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Cottage: 44 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.

Can I stay in Schwangau in a large group?

Nothing compares to catching up with old work colleagues or spending a week or so with extended family in an exciting new location. What's best, HomeAway has options big enough for the whole squad. The top option for larger groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and you'll find 38 available. Around this area, the holiday rentals that can accommodate larger sized groups include:

  • On the hunt for properties that can house 6 guests? We have 75 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £36 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be pleased to learn that there are 61 holiday rentals that are ideal. Prices start at £39 a night.
  • Hunting down holiday rentals catering to 8 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 15 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as £69 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your grandma and all your pals to Schwangau.

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