alpsee bei hohenschwangau
alpsee bei hohenschwangau

Hike to Neuschwanstein Castle

The Road of Princes, or Fürstenstrasse, leads from Schluxen near Pinswang in Tyrol to Lake Alpsee and the Bavarian royal castles Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.

A beautiful forest path, a romantic lake and fairy-tale castles await us along the famous cross-border Road of Princes (Fürstenstrasse). It starts in Pinswang in the Tyrolean Lechtal valley, more precisely at the Zum Schluxen tavern. The gravel path leads us uphill - 60 m of altitude difference - towards the Austrian-German boundary stone and further on to Lake Alpsee, always following the signpost "Fürstenstrasse". Together with Mt. Säugling in the background, the lake is a motif of outstanding beauty for photographers.

After a 2-hour walk we reach Hohenschwangau on the opposite lakeside. In the village there are the world famous Hohenschwangau Castle and the Museum of the Bavarian Kings. After another 30 minutes we finally reach the fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II from Bavaria and one of the most beautiful castles of the world, Neuschwanstein. We recommend advanced online reservation of your tickets for the castles and the museum: Especially in summer the tickets are sold early.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Pinswang, Zum Schluxen tavern
Destination: Lake Alpsee, Hohenschwangau Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle
Signpost: Fürstenstrasse
Distance: approx. 7 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours to Hohenschwangau (+ 30 minutes to Neuschwanstein, each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 200 m (each direction)
Altitude level: between 810 and 900 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: August 2016

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