Holidays at the Forggensee: Boat trip, paragliding & thermal bath- 6 tips

You really feel like going on holiday again, out into the countryside and want to enjoy nature? Then travel to the Forggensee in Bavaria during your next holiday. Whether as a short trip over the weekend or as the long-awaited family holiday, the Forggensee offers something for everyone. In this article you will find our six exclusive tips on what to do at Lake Forggensee as well as our overview on the maps. So you are ready for your next holiday!

Forggensee: adventure, fun and lofty heights

The Forggensee in the south of Bavaria is a beautiful reservoir, which invites in the summer to make a holiday. In winter, unfortunately, it is not so beautiful here, because in the cold months, the dammed water is drained to generate electricity. Nevertheless, the Forggensee offers a perfect mixture of relaxation and action. Boating, paragliding or tobogganing on the summer toboggan run, everything is possible here! Read more about it in this article and let yourself be inspired by the variety of offers!

Lake Forggensee on the map: location in Germany

The Forggensee is located in the south of Bavaria.

Surroundings: Location in Bavaria

The Forggensee from close up.

Three facts about the Forggensee

Here is a short overview of the Forggensee.

  • The lake is actually a reservoir
  • The river Lech flows through it
  • The lake is used, among other things, for power generation

The Forggensee from above: Drone & 360° view

Here you get a wonderful view over the whole lake!

360° panorama

The lake at sunset!

Checklist: Forggensee

These 6 places you must have seen!

Tip 1: Paragliding for adventurers

Paragliding is a big topic at the Forggensee and for us clearly on the first place of the activities. With numerous paragliding schools and the super location in the Bavarian Allgäu. the Forggensee is a true paradise for all who want to make the dream of flying possible.

Here is a short overview of the three best paragliding schools around the Forggensee:

  • DAeC paragliding school; Osterreiner Str. 2, 87669 Rieden am Forggensee
  • Fly Royal Paragliding – paragliding tandem flights; Tegelbergstraße 33, 87645 Schwangau
  • Flyteam Tandem Paragliding; Am Alten Garten 21, 87642 Halblech, Germany

In this video you will get an insight into what lessons in a paragliding school look like. You’ll immediately want to guide yourself through the air!

On this map you can see the location of our top 3 paragliding schools.

Tip 2: Füssen for dreamy people

If you like fairy tales, you should definitely visit Füssen. Füssen is a town for true romantics and has a lot to offer with its high castle and the Benedictine monastery St. Mang. A day trip here is always worthwhile, because in addition to sightseeing, you can stroll in the city center and marvel at the beautiful handicrafts in the shop windows. To relax, you can sit down in one of the numerous cafés and enjoy a piece of cake.

Tip 3: Summer toboggan run for fun

Tobogganing in summer when the sun is shining, it’s warm and there’s no snow at all? No problem, it’s possible on the Tegelberg. Whether with the family or your partner, summer tobogganing is always fun. The best? As a bonus, you also get a wonderful view over the landscape and are out in the open. Green meadows and sunshine, what more could you want?

Tip 4: Boat trip for sea lovers

Going by boat across the Forggensee is a great experience. From the harbour in Füssen you can choose between a big and a small round trip. If you are travelling with a group, you can even get discounts with a group ticket. You don’t have to starve on board either, as the on-board restaurant invites you to enjoy a delicious breakfast, café or heartier meals. See for yourself how the MS Füssen makes its rounds!

Tip 5: Therme to relax

The Königliche Kristalltherme Schwangau invites you to relax, unwind and switch off. In addition to the sauna area, which is available in the outdoor and indoor area, you can enjoy wellness treatments such as massages and day spar offers. Let your soul dangle while bathing in the warm thermal water. The restaurants and bars have treats for all tastes. If that doesn’t sound like pure relaxation!

Tip 6: Water sports for action heroes

In addition to a variety of Bavarian lakes, the Forggensee is also ideal for windsurfing. If you’re already a pro, you shouldn’t mind the treacherous mountain winds. If you want to take it easy, you can rent a boat at the Guggemos boat rental. Stand up paddle lovers are also catered for at a rental station here. Those who like to travel by camper or converted van and also have a boat with them can expect the yacht and sailing school located at the Forggensee. You are a real outdoor person and love to go camping? Here you can find out more about camping at the Forggensee.

Here is an overview of the locations of the boat and stand up paddle rentals at the Forggensee!

Gain insight about the great sport on the water!

Similar region: Walchensee: Water, Action & Nature

Hiking, climbing, surfing and diving – you love action, like to be out in nature and are looking for the perfect holiday destination to combine relaxation and leisure activities? Come to the Walchensee, here you will find something of everything! No matter if you are with your family, with your partner or even alone, you will never get bored due to the variety of offers in and on the water. The beautiful alpine panorama awakens the desire for hiking and adventure. Read more about the Walchensee in this article and discover our tips for activities in the region.