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Boat trips on Lake Forggensee
Discover the Allgäu from water! Take a trip on Forggensee, Bavaria's fifth largest lake and enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the king's castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, the historical mountain town of Füssen and the surrounding Alpine peaks! To enjoy a sunset in true romantic style, take an evening boat trip on Lake Forggensee. During the months of July and August the two-hour tours set off from Füssen Harbour every Wednesday at 7.30 pm.
The two boats of the Forggensee shipping company operate from the beginning of June to the 15th of October in regular service with two different round trips.
The small round trip in the southern part of the lake takes about 55 minutes. The large round trip takes two hours and takes its passengers to the dam which is located on the northern shore. It is possible to interrupt the journey at any stop for a lunch or coffee break. Walks, hikes and cycle-tours around Lake Forggensee can also be combined with part of the journey on board – bicycles can be carried on board in limited numbers with a small additional charge. Our insider tip for photos of castle Neuschwanstein.
Location and access to the boat harbor in Füssen
Address for parking at the boats harbor:
Today Forggensee is considered as one of the most beautiful areas for watersport and leisure time activities in the bavarian alpine foothills. Water rats can try out a different bay every day. Surfers, yachtsmen, fishermen and boatsmen will also find perfect conditions. A very special experience is a canoe-sunset-tour. Cyclists will like the 32 kilometer circular route around the lake.
What you don‘t see when the largest lake of the Allgäu region is at its full water level, is that it is an artificial lake that was created after the war. In spring 1954 the lake „Lech“ with its length of 12 kilometers and its width of 3 kilometers was dammed up for the first time. The alternate damming in spring and water release in autumn decreases the danger of flooding after the melting of the snow and regulates the water flow at the hydroelectric power stations along the river Lech.
Allow yourself a special „see-trip“: the further the ship leaves the southern lakeshore the more magnificent is the panoramic view of the imposing mountains of the Ammergau, Lechtal and Tannheim alps, the kings castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the silhouette of the town of Füssen.