A trip to the snowy winter landscape of Bavaria is simply part of winter for us. Here you can find charming fairy tale castles, the highest mountain peaks, dreamy villages and crystal clear lakes. All garnished with a fairy tale hood of snow. Wonderful destinations in Bavaria in winter, if that is not the perfect starting point for a great winter motif.
We give you tips on the best winter activities in Bavaria from winter hiking, great ski resorts to the perfect views. All tips are suitable both for your longer winter vacation or for exciting day trips in the winter wonderland of Bavaria.
Welcome to the fairy tale castle
Füssen is always attractive, but in winter the flair of the little town is especially great. When the snow-lined old town paths shimmer in the light of the streetlamps, everything feels quite homey. Admire the old town houses on a winter walk. You’re cold and hungry? Warm up in one of the many taverns. If you are there at Christmastime, don’t miss the Christmas market. Explore the winter destinations in Bavaria from Füssen and stay for a day or two.
Füssen High Castle
The High Castle in Füssen is centrally located above the old town and is easily accessible on foot when strolling through Füssen. It is highly visible and gives the town a special backdrop. The castle, which is kept white, looks particularly attractive in winter. Fancy some art? Visit a branch gallery of the Bavarian State Painting Collections here. From the gate tower you have a view of Füssen and its surroundings that is well worth seeing.
The Lake Hopfensee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the East Allgäu. The view from the shore to the mountain scenery of the Alps is particularly picturesque. The lake is located only 4 km north of Füssen and has a circumference of 6.8 km.
Tip: We recommend that you park on the side of the small village of Hopfen am See. There are plenty of parking spaces here.
The village is very picturesquely situated on the lake opposite the Alpine scenery. Enjoy a winter walk along the lake. Benches around the lake invite you to linger. You can stop in at the numerous restaurants and cafés on the promenade.
On the cable car ride to the top of the Zugspitze, you already have an enchanting view of the Lake Eibsee. The lake is one of the most idyllic, popular and photogenic lakes in Germany. Especially in winter, depending on the weather, it offers a magical atmosphere. We are not sure if bright blue sky, blue-green water and snowy white mountain peaks of Zugspitze massif are more beautiful or the enchanted atmosphere where fog turns everything into a blurry, morbid mood.