The mountains of Fussen
For hikers who strive for "higher things", the mountains in the surrounding area offer many attractive opportunities for mountain hiking and mountaineering.
Our top 4 mountains from easy to challenging:
1. Buchenberg (1140m)
Easy tour, also suitable for children, to the Buchenbergalm. You can also take the chairlift up or down. Wonderful view over the "Fussener Land".
Walking time to the summit: 1 hour
Route: Starting point is the valley station of the chairlift in Buching (10km). Please follow the signposted hiking trail.
2. Large Schlicke (2059m)
Easy, rewarding hike in the Tyrolean countryside with a stop at the Otto-Mayr-Hutte. Impressive views of steep rock faces and at the summit a very beautiful panorama.
Walking time to the summit: 2 1/2 hours
Route: Starting point is the parking lot at Gasthaus Barenfalle near Musau (10km). From there you take a forest road up to the Otto-Mayr-Hutte. A hiking trail leads you the last half hour up to the summit cross. Return via the same path.
3. Tegelberg (1881m)
Medium, varied mountain tour with variants. From Tegelberghaus to Branderschrofen (summit) exposed and moderately difficult. Great views of the royal castles and the alpine panorama. With the gondola a way can be shortened.
Walking time to the summit: 3 hours
Route: Starting point is the parking lot at the royal castles. Via the Pollat Gorge, walk up to Neuschwanstein Castle. Cross the Marienbrucke bridge and follow the signs to the summit. Experienced climbers can also ascend from the Tegelbergbahn valley station via the "Gelbe Wand" via ferrata. If you descend the path to the Tegelbergbahn, buses run regularly back to the parking lot.
4. Sauling (2047m)
Medium tour with the possibility of a detour up to the Dreilandereck (who wants to test his condition; only with mountain bike). The way back is via the Alatsee with a wonderful descent back to Fussen.
Length: approx. 20km
Pure cycling time: 2 hours, with Dreilandereck 2.5 hours
Tour: Ride your bike to the castles. Passing Hohenschwangau Castle on the left, you cycle along the old Furstenstrasse. On the way you can turn right once to the viewpoint "Dreilandereck". Back again you cycle to the inn "Schluxen" and from there via Pinswang to Vils. At the end of Vils turn right in the direction of Alatsee. There it goes steeply and briefly uphill. At the Alatsee inn, the unpaved road leads back down to Fussen.
The Tegelberg is a mountain for experience, astonishment and enjoyment. A panorama from the mountain station opens the fascinating world of the high mountains for you, shows you the beautiful Alpine landscape from a bird's eye view and the expression "Royal perspective" finally makes sense.
The mountain station of the Tegelbergbahn is also the gate to the largest nature reserve in Bavaria, the Ammer mountains. Extensive mountain hiking routes offer something for everyone - from family day trips to the demanding mountain tour.
A perfect day on the highest summit of Germany. At nearly 3,000 m the Zugspitze is Germany's highest mountain. It offers experiences which you won't forget in a hurry.
Whether nature lovers, sun-worshippers, skiers or hikers - there's something for all tastes here. The Zugspitze is a mountain with many faces.
The Sauling is Fussen's local mountain on the German/Austrian border in the Ammergauer alps (northern Limestone Alps). Its striking silhouette is one of the landmarks of the region between Fussen and Pfronten. From the German side you have a magnificent view of the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
There is something for everyone on the "Great green mountain sun terrace". The Breitenberg cabin brings you comfortably into the far Alm region of the Pfronten high Alps. On numerous hiking paths both the gentle walker and the ambitious mountain hiker can enjoy mother nature's variety and show. From the terraces of the numerous mountain huts there are wonderful views over the foothills and of the Bavarian, Tirolean and Swiss Alps.