Destinations in the Allgäu region

There are plenty of destinations for numerous activities in the Allgäu region whether you prefer nature, culture, sport, or everything together. You can find the perfect destinations for excursions on your Allgäu holiday in the area around Hopferau and nearby Austria. We have put together a few suggestions for you on this page.

Tips for excursions in Allgäu:

Affordable and no hassles:
You can ride with the Deutsche Bahn for free from Weizern-Hopferau to Kaufbeuren with the electronic guest card!

Die Wieskirche bei Steingaden

Wieskirche church

  • Near Steingaden (approx. 30 minutes by car)
  • World famous rococo pilgrimage church

The Wieskirche church is one of the most beautiful rococo churches in the world. The pilgrimage church stands “on the field” in the truest sense raised upon a small hill. Built in the 18th century, it is opulently decorated with frescoes, cherubs, altars and pillars. Further information including opening hours can be found here.

Die Coloman-Kirche bei Schwangau im Winter

St. Coloman Church

  • Near Schwangau (approx. 20 minutes by car)
  • Spectacular secluded location with panoramic views of the castles
  • Built by Johann Schmutzer

Nestled in a spectacular secluded location amid the meadows at the foot of Neuschwanstein Castle, lies the pilgrimage church built in honour of the Irish monk and martyr St. Coloman. An impressive festival is the annual Colomansritt which includes an ordination of the horses and marquee in the autumn.

Hängebrücke über das Tal bei Burg Ehrenberg


  • Near Reutte/Tyrol (approx. 25 minutes by car)
  • Spectacular suspension bridge
  • 114 metres high

A cable bridge spans the valley high above the Fernpassstraße B179. The footbridge connects the Ehrenberg ruins with Claudia fort. Brave visitors can take the opportunity to cross the valley at a dizzying height. Tickets can be purchased from the Ehrenberg Castle ticket centre or directly from the bridge’s.

Kloster St. Mang in Füssen

Historic centre of Füssen

  • Historic centre
  • City museum and tours
  • High castle
  • St. Mang monastery

Culture awaits with every step in the city of lute and violin makers, Gothic patrician homes, romantic mediaeval streets and magnificent churches. Visitors can watch the hustle and bustle while sitting in one of the many outdoor cafés.

Das Lechtal ist immer einen Ausflug wert

Lechtal valley

  • The Lechtal valley goes from Reutte (approx. 25 km) to Holzgau (approx. 62 km)
  • Ideal for enjoying walks
  • Unique wild river landscapes
  • Suspension bridge in Holzgau (free of charge) with breathtaking panoramic views

With its extensive gravel banks, the Lech is home to many rare species of plants and animals. A number of quaint towns have settled along the river which are worth a visit.

Eisenberg, Maria Hilf Wallfahrtskirche

Maria Hilf pilgrimage church

  • Located in Speiden just 3 km from Hopferau
  • Rococo gem from the 17th century

The Maria Hilf pilgrimage church, a rococo gem is particularly worth seeing and ornately decorated. Right next door is the chapel of mercy which was built out of gratitude for the salvation of his child from a small farmer in Speiden in the 17th century.

Kloster Irsee

Irsee monastery

  • Near Kaufbeuren (approx. 40 minutes by car)
  • Benedictine monastery since 1182
  • Tours of the church and monastery

The first church was consecrated in 1195. Today the richly decorated Maria Himmelfahrt monastery church flaunts its splendour above Irsee.



  • Independent city (approx. 35 minutes by car)
  • Directly accessible by train
  • Beautiful historic centre
  • Historical Tänzelfest festival
  • Pilgrimage town of Saint Crescentia

Discover the history of Kaufbeuren on an exciting tour of the city. Also great for shopping, not least because of the famous Neugablonzer costume jewellery and the unique atmosphere of the Kaufbeur Christmas market.


Kempten - the Allgäu metropolis

  • Allgäu metropolis (approx. 30 minutes by car)
  • “Cambodunum” archaeological park
  • Staterooms of the residence
  • Showroom of the Erasmus Chapel
  • Shopping

The Allgäu metropolis is a city rich in history and is one of the oldest cities in Germany, dating back to the Romans. Museums, the historic centre and pedestrian zone offer visitors a breath of city air. Enjoy a delicious ice cream in summer and the cosy atmosphere of the Christmas market in the Advent season – in Kempten, there is always something going on.

München, die Landeshauptstadt Bayerns


  • Direct connection by train (approx. 2 hours)
  • Deutsches Museum
  • BMW Museum
  • Shopping & historic centre

Instead of driving, we recommend a comfortable train ride – ideally with the Bayern Ticket from the Deutsche Bahn – in the state capital. This way, visitors can take a day trip to the famous “northernmost city in Italy” using green and affordable transportation without the hassle of searching for parking.



  • Picturesque scenery while driving over the Fern Pass (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • State capital of Tyrol
  • Centre of culture
  • Strolling through romantic narrow streets

Innsbruck, the cultural centre of Tyrol is only 108 km away. Another of the famous points of interest is the “Das Goldene Dachl” (Golden Roof). Home to the annual Four Hills Tournament held on Isel mountain. Just a few kilometres from Innsbruck to South Tyrol.



  • Approx. 50 minutes by car
  • Breitachklamm wonder of nature
  • Museum of local history
  • Heini Klopfer ski jump

A trip to Oberstdorf located approx. 54 km away with a ride to Nebelhorn mountain with its beautiful 400 summit view is worthwhile the entire year.