Rolling hills in the Allgäu region with backdrop of the Alps of Germany
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Excursion destinations in the Allgäu

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The Allgäu is a beautiful region in southern Germany known for its breathtaking scenery, picturesque villages and traditions. Travel buddies would like to give you an insight into this beautiful region and introduce you to some of the most beautiful destinations in the Allgäu.

Kempten, Allgäu
Kempten, Allgäu

Where is the Allgäu?

The Allgäu is not an accurately defined region. Even the locals argue about what exactly belongs to the Allgäu, but it is agreed that it stretches across three federal states: Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Tyrol in Austria. The Bavarian Allgäu is located in the administrative district of Swabia. Still, regions in Baden-Württemberg, such as the area around Wangen and Isny, are also counted as part of the Allgäu. Its majestic mountains, rolling hills, green meadows, and clear lakes characterise the region.

Iller, Allgäu
The Iller at Alrusried

What are the most visited places in the Allgäu?

One of the most famous places in the Allgäu is Neuschwanstein Castle. King Ludwig II built the castle in the 19th century, and it is a fascinating example of Romantic architecture. The castle attracts millions of visitors annually and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. This romantic castle is in the town of

Füssen is one of the most fantasised and fairytale locations in the Allgäu. It is located at the foot of the Alps and offers many hiking, cycling and skiing opportunities. The old town of Füssen is also well worth seeing because it has many unique historic buildings and market squares.

If you are interested in German culture, visit the Ottobeuren monastery. The monastery was built in the 18th century and housed one of the largest baroque churches in Germany. There are also regular concerts and exhibitions at the monastery.

For nature lovers like us, Lake Constance is an absolute must. Lake Constance is the largest lake in Germany and offers breathtaking scenery. You can walk along the lake, swim, sail, or enjoy the scenery. In the coming months, travel buddies will present some of the most beautiful excursion destinations in the Allgäu and the surrounding area in more detail in separate articles. Subscribe to our digital travel magazine so you never miss an article again.  

Ottobeuren, Germany
Ottobeuren

Is it possible to ski in the Allgäu?

Absolutely! If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, you should visit the Oberstdorf ski area in winter. Oberstdorf is the largest skiing area in the Allgäu and offers many slopes and trails for all difficulty levels. Our article “Winter Holidays in the Allgäu” introduces you to several ski resorts in the region.

Winterwonderland Allgäu
Ski resort Fellhorn / Kanzelwand

What are the culinary specialities in the Allgäu?

The Allgäu offers a variety of culinary delights. Be sure to try the famous Allgäu cheeses, such as Allgäu Emmental or Allgäu Mountain Cheese. There are also many local dishes such as Allgäuer Kässpatzen, Schweinshaxe, Dampfnudeln, Krautkrapfen, Allgäuer Wurstsalat and much more that you should try. 

Allgäu Kuh
Allgäu milk cow

Conclusion

The Allgäu is a beautiful region with something to offer everyone every season. Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, visiting cultural sites, or simply enjoying nature, the Allgäu is worth a visit.

Allgäu hiking trail

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