Destination guide

Explore the best of Bavaria in Swabia

With attractions ranging from breathtaking nature reserves to historic towns and villages going back to the Roman Empire, Swabia is a Bavarian destination that's teeming with promise. You can go on hiking and cycling expeditions to see beautiful castles that look like they came straight out of a fairy tale, or take to the skiing slopes of the Allgau Alps. Swabia vacation rentals are terrific home bases for action-packed adventures for the whole family in leisure parks, or for browsing through flea markets overflowing with irresistible handmade goods and home-cooked Bavarian goodies.

Things to do

Swabia—the land of beautiful castles

Set against the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle is the quintessential fairy tale castle. It was commissioned by the eccentric King Ludwig II in the mid-19th century, though he didn't live long enough to see it completed. More than 6,000 people visit the castle daily to admire its magnificent towers, frescoes, and throne hall, and it's the real-life inspiration for the castle in Disneyland. Another palace worth visiting is the Schaezlerpalais in Augsburg, which today serves as an art museum showcasing Baroque paintings and Southern German paintings from the 15th–18th centuries.


Nature and culture for the whole family in Swabia

Nature lovers will find plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors in Swabia. Take a hiking tour through the Breitachklamm, the deepest gorge in Europe, or go on a camping trip with the kids and the dog on the banks of Lake Constance. The Kinderfest in Lindau is another family-friendly event. Held annually in July, it features a parade with the town's children wearing traditional costumes. History buffs and culture vultures can go on museum-hopping jaunts to marvel at Roman antiquities and exquisite gold and silver metalwork.


Blowing hot and cold in Swabia

Swabia has a humid continental climate, with warm and humid summers and chilly winters. It's hottest in July and August, with temperatures reaching a high of 74 degrees, while the longest summer days top out at 16 hours in June. But it's still a good idea to keep an umbrella handy, since wet days aren't unheard of in June; in fact, it sees more showers than any other month. Winter can be extremely cold, with temperatures hovering in the mid-20s from December to February. But don't worry, Swabia vacation rentals have electric heating or fireplaces to keep the chill at bay.

Natural features

Swabia's a land o'lakes (and mountains)

Swabia occupies the southwest corner of Bavaria, one of the places where nature can be seen at its finest. Majestic mountains stretch along the horizon in the Northern Limestone Alps, the Bavarian Alps, and the Allgau Alps, where you'll find the popular Obertsdorf skiing destination. Pretty lakes, both big and small, are plentiful here too. One of the most famous is Lake Constance or Bodensee, also referred to as the German Riviera. Swabia vacation rentals here are booked in summer by multitudes of water-lovers who spend sunny days splashing in the water; take your pick from canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing.

Can I find a vacation rental around Swabia?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,384 vacation rentals near Swabia. From 261 Houses to 1,871 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Swabia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Swabia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Swabia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Füssen: 279 vacation rentals
  • Augsburg: 57 vacation rentals
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: 200 vacation rentals
  • Lindau: 713 vacation rentals
  • Schwangau: 665 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Swabia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Swabia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Swabia:

  • Füssen: 279 rentals
  • Augsburg: 57 rentals
  • Lindau: 713 rentals
  • Schwangau: 665 rentals
  • Oberstdorf: 377 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Swabia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Swabia are:

  • Allgau Airport (FMM): 130 vacation rentals
  • Augsburg Airport (AGB): 73 vacation rentals
  • Kempten (ZNS-Kempten-Durach): 719 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Swabia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Swabia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Neuschwanstein Castle: 200 rentals
  • Königliche Kristall-Therme Schwangau: 994 rentals
  • Fuessen Music Hall: 891 rentals
  • Füssen Station: 893 rentals
  • Legoland: 119 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swabia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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