The Alpsee is situated in the quaint Bavarian mountainside, near the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. This beautiful lake has a maximum depth of 62 meters (203.4 feet) and a short shoreline of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). It has become popular with tourists for its scenic Alpine and castle views, serene atmosphere, and pristine waters. The lake is an ideal spot for watching birds like wild swans floating calmly in the cold waters. Alpsee is also an idyllic lake to enjoy boating, and the surrounding area features exquisite trails that are waiting to be explored.
Tegelberg rises steeply from the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. This imposing, but the starkly beautiful range is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, ski enthusiasts, paragliding enthusiasts and other tourists. Within driving distance from the Neuschwanstein Castle, the mountain also has a popular cable car facility and panoramic restaurant where diners can have an unforgettable meal.
The highest elevated castle in the country, Falkenstein Castle and its ruins are located at a height of 1277 meters (4190 feet) in the Bavarian Alps. Built during the 13th Century and destroyed by the 17th Century, the castle was then purchased by King Ludwig II In 1883. He set into motion an elaborate plan to rebuild the castle under the guidance of the architect Christian Jank but the project fell through upon the King's death three years later. Today, the castle ruins make for an exhilarating hiking excursion, with a museum featuring informative and interesting exhibits located in the vicinity.
Zugspitze is the highest mountain range in Germany and a famous ski resort. The mountain stands at an impressive 2,962 meters (9717 feet) above sea level. The area has a variety of activities and attractions to offer both skiers and non-skiers. While the ski enthusiasts might take to the snow-covered slopes of the white mountain, for the non-skiers, there is a tranquil igloo village and Germany's highest church to visit. Cable cars run up and down the mountain, making the peak accessible to skiers and non-skiers alike.
Eibsee is a mountain lake in the state of Bavaria that is easily accessed from Garmisch-Partenkirchen by bus and trains. The lake offers a scenic view of the surrounding Alpine peaks. The clear turquoise waters make for a beautiful boating destination. The lake is popular for featuring its beautiful trails that lead into the woods where one can discover the flora and fauna of the region. In addition to this, this spot is known for many winter sports activities.
The Partnachklamm or Partnach Gorge is an incredible natural wonder, just a half an hour walk from the Olympic Stadium of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the gorge is the starting point for several hikes and trails. You'll get a chance to see the stunning waterfalls and rapids while following one of two paths, the Iron Bridge for the more adventurous tourists and the walking trail following the water. Particularly stunning in Winter, torch-lit guided tours are perfect to admire the dramatic natural beauty of the Partnachklamm.
Marvel at the tiered and turquoise-colored waters of Lechfall which was supposedly built to be used as hydropower. The gorge here has a bust of King Maximilian II and legend has it, Saint Magnus jumped from here while escaping his persecutors. Named the "Magnus step", the fossilized shell here was widely regarded as his footprint.
Located between the small town of Hopfen and Füssen proper, Lake Hopfensee forms a busy attraction in the Schwaben region. Offering breathtaking, unrestricted views of the Alps that surround it, Hopfensee is quite popular with tourists as well as locals, thanks to the several business establishments, restaurants and taverns that are located in the area. The lake is 4.6 meters (15 feet) deep and is a result of the Lechtal Glacier. The eastern part of the lakeshore also has camping facilities where friends and family can spend quality time while admiring the natural beauty that this region is blessed with. Come winter, the snow covers the lake's environs while the frozen lake looks enchanting and transforms into a natural ice rink for visitors.
Weißensee is a Bavarian lake, located in Füssen. Covering a length of 2.31 kilometers (1.43 miles), the lake offers beautiful panoramas of the Algau region. Surrounded by interesting historic sights such as the church of Weißensee and the attached cemetery which is more than 8 centuries old, the place also has memorable canoe rides available, that give a glimpse of the gorgeous natural bounty and architectural gems in the area, thus, making Weißensee one of the most beautiful attractions in Füssen.
Surrounded by verdant shrubbery and a sparkling surface that shines even on the most dullest of days, the Alatsee is one of the biggest highlights of the region. Rumored to hold 'Hitler's Gold', the lake is infamous for several eerie legends, and its folklore makes it even more attractive to adventurous visitors.
One of the most remarkable and defining landmarks, the Marienbrücke runs above the river Pöllat. Built in the year 1845 at the behest of King Maximilian II, the bridge is named after his wife Queen Marie of Prussia, the mother of King Ludwig II. Constructed with a purpose of easing the transport of the King and his riders, the bridge was renovated over the years and is one of the most intact structures today. A major tourist attraction today, the bridge is an excellent vantage point for viewing the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle.