Gentle hiking trails on the plain, easy climbs on green hills and alpine paths on Ostallgäu peaks. Hiking in and around Schwangau is possible at all levels. Every hiking lover will find their own personal hiking route here. The 120 km network of hiking trails also offers a varied offering for children and families. Enjoy the beauty of nature in the village of royal castles on well-developed and signposted hiking trails. Whether in the flat foothills of the Alps around the numerous lakes, moderately in some of the rustic mountain huts that invite you to linger over a hearty snack or, for the very sporty, try out rock climbing. The Allgäu has the right requirements for everyone.


The various mountain railways take you quickly and easily to the higher hiking areas and are the gateway to Bavaria's largest nature reserve, the "Ammergebirge".

Whether you're a summiteer or a leisurely hiker, the cable cars offer you a wide range of options. The beauties of nature and sporting leisure activities such as hang gliding and paragliding around the Tegelberg, Breitenberg & Buchenberg are just a stone's throw away.

If you stay with us at the Hotel Waldmann, you will get discounted tickets for the Tegelbergbahn with the Schwangau guest card.

We have put together a selection of mountain railways for you, with the respective distances from our hotel, here:

Alpin huts

Numerous huts and alps offer the opportunity to stop off after an alpine hike or a sporty mountain bike tour through idyllic valleys. In addition to the great view from the mountain peak, a rustic hut stop with a hearty snack, fresh mountain air and the mountain panorama is the best reward.

On the hiking routes around Schwangau you have the following options for stopping:



The former hunting lodge of King Ludwig II is located in a beautiful, untouched landscape behind the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle.



The Jägerhütte is located at an altitude of 1,400 meters in the idyllic Ammergebierge nature reserve. It only invites you to have a snack in summer.



At 1,250 meters above sea level in the Drehhütte, a small piece of South Tyrol awaits you with delicious delicacies and rustic cosiness.



The former royal hunting lodge was built by Maximilian II in 1835. The mountain hut on Tegelberg is located at 1,707 meters above sea level and also offers overnight stays.



The mountain hut on Tegelberg offers unique castle and landscape views from the panoramic terrace.



Alpe Reith is easy to reach at the foot of the Tegelberg not far from Neuschwanstein Castle and is therefore ideal for family trips.

Further hut tips in the area: