Along the German-Austrian border, the magical region of Allgäu is sandwiched between the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. The Alps rise from small hills to mighty mountaintops here, producing some of the most breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the stunning view of the landscape from the terrace of your villa in Allgäu or for those skiers and snowboarders, head straight up there to hit the slopes!
Get active with wintersports in the Allgäu Alps
During the winter, the hills of the Allgäu Alps fill with winter sports enthusiasts who have come to enjoy the snow and the scenery. Allgäu is the largest wintersports region in Germany, and there are ample opportunities to get involved in the action – whether you're a first time skier or a keen tobogganist, there is something for all the family do. Don't miss the fabulous chance to hit the slopes here and after a day of cruising through the snow, retire to your apartment in Allgäu and enjoy a warming hot chocolate. Make the most of your stay here and visit some of the famous German Christmas markets in nearby Munich and Nuremberg during the holiday season. These wonderful markets offer a wide range of mulled wine, tasty treats and unique ornaments so make sure you check out all the stalls available.
Discover the Alpine countryside in Summer
Allgäu isn't just a winter holilday destination though - you'll find plenty of well-marked hiking trails to explore more of the wonderful countryside here. Whether you're after a peaceful stroll along the rivers and lakes in the region or you'd prefer to get stuck in with a full on trek up Mount Großen Krottenkop, which has a peak of over two and a half kilometres. Along the trail you'll get picturesque views of the area, with a full landscape view of the beautiful meadows and the rocky surfaces of the Alps. Cool off after a long day of hiking or biking with a swim in one of the cool, clean mountain lakes found all around Allgäu. If you're thinking of making a day trip slightly further afield during your stay in a villa in Allgäu, why not head west and visit the beautiful Lake Constance?
Soak up South German culture in Allgäu
If you're looking for some culture and sightseeing during your holidays in Germany, you have come to the right place. This dream holiday destination is a mecca for castle enthusiasts, notably being the home to the famed castles Hoehschwangau and Neuschwanstein, the fairytale inspiration for the well known Walt Disney citadel. During your stay in a villa in Allgäu, be sure to visit the town of Kempten to get a cultural feel of the region. The Archaeological Park Cambodunum is definitely worth a visit, giving you insight into the life of the Romans. Plus, as with the rest of Southern Germany, Allgäu has plenty to offer in terms of alcoholic beverages, with many different beers local to the region well worth a taste. With so much to offer, Allgäu is a fantastic destination for your holidays in Germany. You can find the perfect holiday accommodation in Allgäu among the selection of holiday homes, apartments, and self catering cottages offered here.