Popular Accommodations in Wangen
Highlights in Wangen
- Hiking holiday
- Charming cycle paths
- Worth seeing old town
- Museum of local history
- Swabian-Alemannic carnival
Most popular in Wangen
Vacation rentals in Wangen
The apartments in Wangen im Allgäu are characterised above all by the fact that they are almost all situated in a green environment, amidst gardens and colourful flowering plants. Many of the holiday accommodations also have a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery of the Allgäu. The proximity to the picturesque town centre, which still has many buildings from the early Middle Ages to the late Baroque, allows you to reach the sights of Wangen in no time.Using the holiday residence as a perfect starting point
Anyone who decides on a vacation rental in Wangen im Allgäu not only benefits from the fantastic green area and the large available space in the house, but also reaches the hiking and cycling paths very quickly. The nearby Lake Constance is also a unique excursion destination for you. There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the vacation rentals so that you can also plan activities to more distant places.
Holiday in Wangen
Location and orientation
The town of Wangen in the Allgäu region with a population of around 27,000 is located in the south-east of Baden-Württemberg, or more precisely in the Westallgäu region. It is the second largest city in the region after Ravensburg. Neighbouring municipalities are Amtzell and Achberg. Lindau (Lake Constance) is about 30 minutes away by car. Kempten (Allgäu) is 45 kilometres from Wangen.Gentle valleys and hills
The urban area borders on the northern bank of the Upper Argen, which winds along an idyllic valley slope of the Westallgäu Hills. Nature lovers will be delighted by the ten nature reserves in the city area, including the Bimisdorfer Mösle, the Bachholz Hangquellmoor, the Gießenmoor and the Teufelsee.
If you notice a stiletto shoe stuck in the ground under the vault of the Pfaffentor while strolling through the city, then this is a brass sculpture that stands for the city motto "In Wangen bleibt man hängen".
Travelers and Activities
The town has a number of well-marked hiking trails, which you can reach within a few steps from a vacation rental in Wangen, which is a little outside the town. These include the Oberschwäbische Pilgerweg, a 48-kilometre-long pilgrim's path dedicated to the search for meaning. The "Rundum-Wangen-Weg" takes you to the most beautiful vantage points, from where you can look as far as Austria and the Swiss Alps. The tour over Nieratz, Bürsten and Humbrechts has only few inclines and offers you remote ways along fields, meadows and forests.Enjoy wonderful bike tours
Whether demanding or leisurely, in the region around Wangen there is a varied cycle path network which takes all preferences into account. Flat routes can be found on the Donau-Bodensee-Radweg. The cycle tour Allgäu and the Oberschwaben-Allgäu cycle path give you fantastic insights into the scenic beauties of the surroundings. By bike you can also learn a lot of interesting facts, for example on the specially marked GEO-Route Wangen.
Top travel tips
Who resides in a vacation rental in Wangen im Allgäu should not miss the historical centre. For the old town is dotted with buildings that tell of a time long past. The original St. Martin's Church dates from the 9th century and has a church tower made of Romanesque boulders. The landmark of the city is the Ravensburger Tor, which was first mentioned in a document in 1472. The town hall, originally built in the 15th century, was baroqueised in the early 18th century. Not far from the town hall you will also find the more than 500 year old bakery Fidelisbäck.2. The large collection of the Heimatmuseum
The museum of local history in the donkey mill is, as the name suggests, housed in a former mill. There you can not only visit the facilities of a traditional mill with a mill wheel, but also admire numerous exhibits on the history of the city. In addition, the exhibition house has an impressive collection of mechanical musical instruments, carnival exhibits in Wangen and a cheese museum. 3. Experience big festivals in the city centre
Every spring the Swabian-Alemannic Faset is celebrated in the city centre. The fool figures Aneweible, Spindelnarr and Flachsnarr play an important role. Different guilds of fools take care of the elaborately costumed processions, which are also led through the other districts of the city. In summer you can go for a walk to the children's and homeland festival, whose programme includes a parade and above all performances of various fairy tales.