The best view of Neuschwanstein Castle

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.


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Further Information:

Füssen Tourismus und Marketing
Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz 1
87629 Füssen
Telephone: +49 (0)8362 9385-0
Fax: +49 (0)8362 9385-20

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