Get to know
Walking, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, biking, sailing, surfing, water skiing, swimming, windsurfing, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, golfing, horse riding, yoga, Qi-Gong. The Johanneshof is located in one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the Allgäu and enables this variety of almost limitless possibilities.
culture. shopping. border triangle.
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public in 1886. The shy king had built the castle to withdraw from the public eye - now his refuge has become a magnet for the public.
Today, Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited palaces and castles in Europe. Around 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairytale king" every year.
The history of the town can be traced back to the 9th century - and it shows: The old town center on the island appears tranquil and picturesque. But at the same time, Lindau is cheerful, Mediterranean and fresh. The lake, the mountains, the meadows, the vastness: Lindau offers space to take a deep breath and feel free. Just as water and land unite here, old and new merge into something unique that is well worth discovering.
event of the allgäu
Every year in spring, the Allgäu cattle are driven onto the fragrant mountain meadows. There they enjoy fresh grass, mountain herbs and healthy mountain air throughout the summer. In September, the cattle are driven back down into the valley. Once they reach the bottom, the animals are handed over to their owners. After a mountain summer without losing any animals, the leading cow is decorated with flowers, branches and talismans at the cattle drive. This is followed by a celebration in the marquee with music and traditional costumes.
Adventure rides on the Hochgrat
A unique experience that will not soon be forgotten. A sunrise trip to the Hochgrat, followed by a mountain mass at 1,834 meters above sea level. The more sporty can then take one of the many hiking routes across the mountain range back down to the valley. If you're not an early riser, you can watch the beautiful glowing red sunset. The atmosphere is even more romantic on the full moon trip. Here you can watch the sun set and, later on, the full moon rise.
Hardly any other region still celebrates as many Alemannic, Celtic and pagan customs as the Allgäu. On St. Barbara's Day, December 4, young unmarried women dressed up in moss masks hand out blows to young boys. On December 5 and 6, the traditional Klausentreiben takes place in Oberstaufen, where young unmarried boys dressed up in animal skins and furs, masks and loud cowbells drive away dark societies and winter demons.
Every year on Shrove Tuesday, Fasnatziestag commemorates the plague year of 1635, when a third of the inhabitants of the former dominion of Staufen died. Unlike in other places, traditional costumes are worn and flags are hoisted on this day in Oberstaufen instead of the usual carnival costumes. The so-called "Butz" sweeps the market town free of the plague until he himself dies the sudden death of the plague.