Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Schwangau

Enjoy the history and other features of Schwangau. Travelers like the local tours, mountain views and spas in this welcoming and walkable city. Take in top local attractions like Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Schwangau

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Schwangau a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Königliche Kristall-Therme Schwangau (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Alpen Therme Ehrenberg (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Reutte Cable Car (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Breitenberg Cable Car (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Skizentrum Pfronten (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Schwangau

Travelers enjoy Schwangau for its mountain views and lakeside setting. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Schwangau is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Alpsee (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Lech Fall (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Hopfensee (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Alatsee (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Weißensee (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Tannheimer Tal (12 mi / 19.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Schwangau

The nearest airport is in Innsbruck (INN-Kranebitten), located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Memmingen (FMM-Allgaeu), which is 38.4 mi (61.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Schwangau?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 665 house rentals near Schwangau. From 471 Condos/Apartments to 87 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Schwangau is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Schwangau?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Schwangau:

  • Horn: 22 vacation rentals
  • Enzensberg: 15 vacation rentals
  • Schwarzenbach: 27 vacation rentals
  • Hopfen am See: 16 vacation rentals
  • Untergrainau: 28 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Schwangau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Schwangau. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Neuschwanstein Castle: 202 home rentals
  • Museum of the History of Wittelsbach: 1,013 home rentals
  • Hohenschwangau Castle: 1,013 home rentals
  • Tegelberg Tram: 1,006 home rentals
  • Königliche Kristall-Therme Schwangau: 1,010 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Schwangau listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Schwangau?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 471 Condos/Apartments in Schwangau. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Schwangau include:

  • Houses: 87 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 40 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 40 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Country houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Schwangau?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 34 vacation homes with pool available in Schwangau.

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