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With grand Bavarian castles perched on hills, and dramatic mountain scenery, Schwangau has the natural beauty that you'd expect in the area, as well as adorable red roofed houses with wooden shutters and window boxes. The relatively small ski area still manages to fit in some scenic downhill trails, as well as plenty of space for cross country exploration. In the evenings there are many spectacular spots to watch the sun go down, with traditional bars and restaurants at the foot of the mountain.

Things to see

Neuschwanstein Castle is the main focal point of the village, with its romanesque revival architecture making it look like something from a fairytale. It was even the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle in Disneyland, and when covered in snow it's a particularly impressive sight. The snowy conditions also bring a thick layer of powder to the mountains, and the village has a small and friendly ski area that's ideal for beginners, improvers, and family groups who want an unpretentious resort. There are a small number of ski lifts and trails, but they are all well-maintained and uncrowded, with skiers and snowboarders enjoying the season. During the warmer months there's still plenty to do, with the luge track open year round, and the steaming thermal pools with relaxing water piped in from the surrounding mountains. You can also enjoy classic baroque architecture, such as that of the St. Koloman church with its impressive murals and intricate carvings.

Hotels in Schwangau

Although it's an historic village, there's an interesting mixture of traditional and modern accommodation options available in the area, and so if you are looking for luxury hotels in Schwangau it's easy to find somewhere with the right facilities. You'll find guestrooms, suites, and apartments with mountain views, as well as plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable such as premium bedding, furnished balconies, complimentary toiletries, and bottled water. Hotels also have features designed so that you have everything you need, such as buffet breakfasts, restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, laundry facilities, full service spas, and room service.

Where to stay

Schwangau has narrow paved streets, with a canal running through the village, and houses of different colours with wooden shutters. This gives it a traditional Bavarian atmosphere, and you'll often see events such as markets with people in local costumes showing off their heritage. There's a great selection of restaurants in a small area, with beer halls, pizzerias, and cosy Bavarian eateries with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Wander around the village and you'll see lots of classic architecture from different periods, and a walking tour can help you appreciate all the hidden gems in this unique area.

How to get to Schwangau

Innsbruck Airport is just 90 minutes' drive away across the Austrian border, with connecting flights to Frankfurt, Vienna, and some other major cities. Munich International Airport is a slightly longer drive of just under 2 hours, with lots of shuttle and taxi services available to get you to your hotel. There are also trains from Munich to nearby Füssen, with a sporadic local bus service to Schwangau, or the option of booking a taxi to pick you up from the station.