Sports activities in and around Hopfen am See

The Kneipp and climatic health resort Hopfen am See is as if made for an active holiday in the Allgäu with a perfect mixture of sporting activity, relaxation and special moments of enjoyment. Whether on land, on water or even in the air: the possibilities of being active in sports around Hopfen am See are almost limitless. Enjoy yourself on a holiday in the Allgäu by hiking, cycling or water sports. We show you what you can do in and around Hopfen am See.


During your holiday in Hopfen am See, ultimate hiking fun awaits you at three altitudes. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can walk around one of the many picturesque lakes in the region, such as Hopfensee or Alatsee. A little more demanding are alpine hikes leading to rustic mountain huts, and those who want to go very high up can climb numerous majestic mountains around Hopfen and enjoy unforgettable panoramas. Even more hiking pleasure awaits you on attractive long-distance and theme trails such as the Lechweg and König-Ludwig-Weg, which run through the region. Selected tours on these trails lead to special natural beauty spots and sights such as the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. When hiking around Hopfen am See, no wishes are left unfulfilled. Always with you: the soothing Allgäu air and beautiful views of green alpine meadows and magnificent mountain peaks.


The Allgäu region around Hopfen is also an El Dorado for cyclists with countless routes for every taste and level of fitness. If you want to enjoy the fantastic landscape in a relaxed way, you can cycle or e-bike around one of the many lakes. For example, the Forggensee round about 30 kilometres long, which offers fantastic views of the mountains and the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, is great. From June to mid-October, this tour can even be combined with a boat tour, because then there are two passenger ships on the lake several times a day, which call at different stops and also transport bicycles. In addition, the Allgäu offers crisp trails through meadows and forests for mountain bikers and steep passes for racing cyclists. Long-distance cycle paths such as the Lake Constance-Königssee cycle path and the Allgäu cycle circuit promise very special experiences.

Water sports

The numerous pre-alpine lakes in the area around Hopfen make the hearts of all water sports enthusiasts beat faster. Whether surfing, sailing, water skiing, rowing, pedal boating or stand up paddling - there is no water sport that cannot be pursued here in the Allgäu in the face of the magnificent mountains. The Forggensee is ideal for sailing, while windsurfing and kite surfing are also very popular on the Hopfensee and Weißensee. Lake Hopfensee, which is right on the doorstep of your holiday home, also has boat hire and water sports schools that hire out equipment and offer courses in, for example, stand-up paddling and windsurfing.

Winter sports

When the Allgäu presents itself as an enchanting fairytale land of snow and ice, winter sports are the order of the day. Hopfen am See is also the perfect holiday resort for this, as the family-friendly ski areas on Breitenberg and Tegelberg are only a stone's throw away. Varied slopes and cross-country ski runs, fun parks for snowboarders and après-ski fun in rustic mountain huts promise lots of winter pleasures.

Other sporting activities such as tennis, golf or beach volleyball are of course also possible during your Allgäu holiday in Hopfen am See. If you are looking for a special adrenaline kick, then why not go up into the air for hang-gliding and paragliding and glide like a bird over the royal castles. In any case, the Allgäu is a sports paradise that leaves nothing to be desired.