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Experience Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

Cycling tours, hikes on the Way of St. James, a visit to the Cheese Route and wellness in the Alps. Eleven things you simply must have experienced

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11 Top Things To Do in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

Blick auf Donau und Donaubrücke in der Nähe von Günzburg

Danube Cycle Path

From Neu-Ulm to Marxheim. The path goes through Günzburg, Gundelfingen, Lauingen, Dillingen, Höchstädt and Donauwörth, with broad stretches of alluvial forest and meadowland in between. Length: 110 kilometres.

Großer Alpsee: Sprung ins kühle Nass

Water sports on Lake Alpsee

The Konstanzer Ach flows through the largest natural lake of Allgäu, west of Immenstadt. It is surrounded by meadows, woods and mountains. The lake offers good windsurfing and sailing conditions and outstanding bathing. (only in German)

Blick auf das Ries vom Goldberg nach Süden

The Romantic Road

This holiday route runs through Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia past the Nördlinger Ries and the famous Harburg castle complex to the Fugger dynasty city of Augsburg.

Blick auf ein Schiff auf dem Bodensee bei Lindau

Boating on Lake Constance

For a special experience, it’s well worth taking a trip on the historic boats “Hohentwiel” (a paddle steamer) and “Österreich” (an art deco boat).

Radrunde Allgäu E-Bikes Radler vor Bergpanorama und Kuhweide in Ofterschwang

Allgäu cycle circuit

Out and about on a four-star long-distance cycle path: The Radrunde Allgäu. Explore the nature of the Allgäu on a 475 km route and cycle through six districts in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and the Tyrol. This extensive network of paths offers standard signposting. It runs primarily on asphalt, and frequently along disused railway tracks with no cars. (only in German)

am Baum hängendes Zelt im Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht

Outdoor Action

The Association of Allgäu Outdoor Enterprises (VAO) was set up to combine eco-friendly activity with high quality standards: canyoning tours, rafting, forest rope parks, mountain biking and more. (only in German)

Jakobsmuschel am Wanderrucksack: Erkennungszeichen für Pilger auf dem Jakobsweg

The Way of St. James

The Bavarian Swabian Way of St. James forms part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. For around 150 km it passes through Bavarian Swabia - from Ries through the Lech plains and on two different routes on into the Allgäu. (only in German)

Kempten: Im schönen Hofgarten kann man sich vom Besuch der fürstäbtlichen Residenz erholen

Upper Swabian Baroque Route

The Upper Swabian Baroque Route (Oberschwäbische Barockstraße) was created in 1966 as one of the first culture and holiday routes. It encompasses monasteries, abbeys and churches, castles and aristocratic residences as well as beautiful scenery. The eastern route also connects Bavarian towns such as Memmingen, Ottobeuren and Kempten.

Augsburg: Der Neptunbrunnen am Jakobsplatz

Listening tours in Bavarian Swabia

An audioguide app on your smartphone provides background information on geology, biology, architecture, history and customs. It is available for 20 places, ranging from a tour of Günzburg to “WasSerleben” in Augsburg. Free, and with iOS also Android-compatible. (only in German)

Bad Wörishofen: Wassertreten im Wörthbach umgeben von Wald

Alpine wellness

All offers combine the best active ingredients of alpine nature with tried and tested local healing methods from Kneipp to Schroth. (only in German)

Sennerei Gunzesried: Alle Produkte stammen aus traditioneller Herstellung

The Cheese Route

“From the Alps to Lake Constance”, this signposted route meanders through the landscape between Oberstaufen, Scheidegg and Lindau. It represents a network of producers and marketers of quality agricultural products featuring twelve Alpine pasture dairies and five farm-based cheese dairies. The 150 km route has seven selected stages – which can be done on two wheels, four wheels or on foot.
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