In Weißensee, which is only 5 km away from Füssen and located in the most beautiful area of the Allgäu, Bavaria, tourism and agriculture are the main sources of income for the locals. Guests are always welcome to join the many of their throughout the year organized events like guided hiking tours, folklore evenings, sightseeing and kids programs.
Lake Weißensee covers an area of 1,35 square kilometers, with a length of 2,4 kilometers, a width of nearly 600 meters and a depth of up to 25 meters. On the west lake front you will see the Ecological Swimming Pool with a wide sunbathing area, a Children's Playground, a Basketball Field, Ping-Pong, 3 Tennis Courts nearby and a Terrace Café / Restaurant. You can learn how to surf or rent a boot on your own. Follow the shady trail around the lake which will take up to 2 hours, or explore the surrounding mountains hiking or with a mountain bike.
You should not miss the opportunity to visit the castle ruins of Hohenfreyberg and Eisenberg, which you can reach within a 1 hour ascending hike from Weißensee. Hohenfreyberg is one of the biggest and most beautiful Castels in Bavaria and one of the newest in the history of the glorious knighthood era. Together with Eisenberg this is an outstanding castle ensemble in the whole of Europe. They were burned down by their own inhabitants in order to avoid the invading Swedes using them for their own purposes. Before you walk back take a rest at the Schloßbergalm, a mountain pasture and enjoy the local food and a magnificent view from their terrace.
Near Füssen-Weißensee, in the likely most beautiful part of the Allgäu, lies the Forggensee, an artificial lake with a length of 12 km and a width up to 3 km. Here you can rent an electric-, rowing- and pedal boat. The Städtische Forggenseeschifffahrt offers regular boat tours on board the MS Allgaeu and MS Füssen. The roundtrip starts in Füssen and stops include the Festival Theater Neuschwanstein, Waltenhofen, Brunnen, Osterreinen, Dietringen, Roßhaupten and the Dam. You can adjourn your tour at every stop if you wish to. Moving further away from the south lake front you will enjoy the marvelous mountain views of the Ammergau, Lechtal and Tannheim Alps.
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