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A small lake near Neuschwanstein, the famous 19th-century castle located west of Munich.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Schwangau, Germany, 87645, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Following good advice we decided to skip the long lines of visitors,first for the tickets and then for the tours at the castles, and decided to sightsee them, at the beginning from a pedal boat and after that from the easy and nice trails around...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 925HaroldE
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We hiked around the lake, taking pictures and relaxing. We took the long way to the swimming area and were hot and tired when we arrived at the beach. The water was awesome - not too hot or cold. The atmosphere was relaxed with a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is probably the clearest lake I have ever seen. It is truly breathtaking. There is a family of swans that lives here. There are paddle boats for rent.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Frances V
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to try and get some different shots of the two castles. The lake is best accessed from car park 4 in Hohenschwangau. We you walk down to the waters edge you can decide which way round to walk. It takes about 90mins longer...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank LorraineF754
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This lake has such a clear water you just want to jump in and have a swim. Although I don't think that is possible. Instead you can walk the path that goes around it or rent a kayak or canoe. Views are incredible as you...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MTYNL79
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We arrived at Neuscchwanstein and decided to take a hike around the lake. It was fabulous. We knew of the hike an had planned with a backpack and water bottles. We found the hike very easy and relaxing. The views of the lake were stunning...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank RoundTripFamily
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Honestly I ended up walking around the Alpsee by accident after taking a wrong turn, but I am so happy I did. It it absolutely stunning from start to finish, ethereally silent, breathtakingly beautiful, and with refreshing streams you can drink from on the way....More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Douglas Y
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

The lake is beautiful with amazing mountain views. There are many trails to go hiking on we spent about two hours hiking. Bring good hiking boots there was a lot of up and down hills. Amazing places to take pictures and you can get a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Ethan S
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The best highlight of our Neuschwanstein Castle Trip in Fussen is the Alpsee Lake. The scenery is spectacular. Very surreal, peaceful but very enchanting lake, with Swans and Snow…The best lake I’ve ever seen. Never miss to see when visiting the castle….It’s very near with...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Miles S
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This is the most calm and serene Place I have been to. The view is beautiful and its just behind the Castle. Most of the tourists just visit the castles and don't pay much heed to the lake. But if you ask me, the Alpsee...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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