Excursions in Tyrol and around the Tannheimer Valley
Tips for interesting excursions starting from Hotel Hohenfels
A variety of excursions can be made directly from Hotel Hohenfels – you can find our top tips below! At the hotel reception, we will also be happy to advise you about all the activities available here in the Tannheimer Valley.
Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles (ca. 40 minutes travel time)
Hohenschwangau castle was once the romantic summer residence of the Bavarian royal family and is now home to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings.
Neuschwanstein castle is King Ludwig II's world-famous fairytale castle. Although never fully completed, it continues to impress visitors from all over the world. It also served as a model for Walt Disney's dream castle.
The insides of the two royal castles can only be explored on a guided tour. Tickets are available from the Hohenschwangau Ticket Centre. The Museum of the Bavarian Kings can also be explored on your own.
There are parking spaces at Hohenschwangau castle, and a steep 1.5 km path connects the two royal castles. You can travel to Neuschwanstein castle on foot, by shuttle bus or in a horse-drawn carriage. During peak season in the summer, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. http://www.hohenschwangau.de/430.html
Opening times for Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles
Ticket centre: daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the summer, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the winter
Museum of the Bavarian Kings open year-round daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Füssen – a picturesque town on the Lech (ca. 40 minutes travel time)
The small town of Füssen lies directly below two royal castles. The history of Füssen stretches back into Roman times. In Füssen you can explore the local shops, soak up the atmosphere in the old town and visit a variety of museums. Notable buildings in Füssen include the castle and St. Mang's abbey as well as a number of churches.
Highline179 near Reutte and Ehrenburg Castle (ca. 30 minutes travel time)
The world's longest pedestrian hanging bridge has spanned Alpine highway B179 since November 2014. A majestic 406 metres long and 114 metres high, Highline179 stretches across the valley to connect the ruined Ehrenberg castle with Fort Claudia.
The bridge is an attraction of itself, and crossing it an adventure for the daring! A visit to Highline179 can be combined perfectly with a tour of Ehrenberg castle, where the world of knights and kings comes to life.
Opening times for Highline179 und Ehrenberg Castle
The bridge is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The castle is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the winter and 6:00 p.m. in the summer.
Oberstdorf – Four Hills Tournament and ski-jumps (ca. 50 minutes travel time)
Oberstdorf is the most southern community in Germany and is also the annual venue for the opening of the traditional Four Hills Tournament. The Heini Klopfer ski jumping hill stands next to the big ski-jumping hill and is one of the few ski jumping hills in the world where athletes can fly far beyond the 200 metre mark. Oberstdorf has already hosted the World Ski Championships six times.
A varied holiday at Hotel Hohenfels in Tyrol
Plan a varied holiday at Hotel Hohenfels in the Tyrolean Tannheimer Valley. A magical mountain world lies at the doorstep of the hotel, offering a wealth of ways to get out and enjoy nature. Excursions to fascinating nearby destinations are also available for those who would like to see something beyond pure nature.