While Füssen is famous with the tourists for the castles close to it, the town itself has plenty to offer with the river Lech flowing through it and the mountains surrounding the town acting as beautiful backdrop. Along the river lies a cycling path that touches a few lakes on it’s way.
Hopfensee is a lake in Bayerisch Schwaben, Bavaria, Germany . At an elevation of 783.8 m, its surface area is 194 ha.
The maximum length of the lake is 2.1 km, and its circumference is 6.8 km. It lies north of Füssen in Ostallgäu. Its maximum depth is 10 m.
It was formed by the Lechtal glacier and is one of the remains of a larger Fuessener See. The Hopfensee-Ach flows out of the lake and into the Forggensee.
On the northeast shore is the resort Hopfen am See. There is a campground on the east shore. Besides swimming, which is possible as early as the end of May, boating, sailing, and wind surfing are popular activities.
The north shore has a spectacular view of the Allgäu Alps.
You can relax at lake Hopfensee, a real leisure paradise for kids because of smooth shores and great offerings for activities.
Lech Falls – A must see!
Lech waterfall (Lechfall) near Fussen Germany: besides the Fussen castle that amazing natural spectacle belongs to the attractions of Fussen Germany.
Here the water of the river Lech plunges down thunderous and enters the narrow Lech gorge (Lechschlucht), which the Lech has been cut into the rocks over thousands of years.
Bavaria’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle is a worldwide magnet for visitors. Here’s a special tip for castle visitors: Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the castle by taking a boat trip on Lake Forggensee, near the town of Fuessen.
During the summer season, from June 1st to mid-October, two passenger ships ply across the lake. The further away the ships move on the lake from the southern banks, the more magnificent the panoramic view becomes of: the Ammergau Alps; Lechtal Alps; Tannheim Alps; the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau ; and the townscape of Füssen.
The MS Allgäu and the MS Füssen offer two round trips of different lengths (55 minutes / 2 hours) several times a day, starting from the Fuessen harbor. Both ships offer on-board catering – but it is possible to leave the ship, take midday or coffee breaks at every stopping point along the way.
- MS “Allgäu“capacity: saloon seating for 110 pax, on deck seating for 110 pax.
- MS “Füssen“capacity: upper saloon seating for 120 pax, lower saloon seating for 130 pax and on deck for 150 pax.