Anyone who travels to the Allgäu as a family has expectations: happy children who discover nature, warm and authentic hosts and an extensive range of leisure and activity activities. In and around Hopferau you will find these combinations in abundance and live idyllically and close to nature!
A holiday with children on a farm is certainly the most beautiful. Besides playing and having fun on open meadows and in the stables, you learn a lot about animals and nature. After such eventful days, falling asleep is particularly easy. In Hopferau you will find 3 and 4 star farms and farmers with a passion for high quality equipment. More about farm holidays
Family Vacation Summer
In the summer months the possibilities in the Allgäu for families are almost unlimited: a children’s holiday programme, hiking trails from easy to demanding, via ferrata, bathing fun at numerous natural lakes, cycling tours, discovering castle ruins and much more. And everywhere the magnificent Allgäu Pre-Alps landscape serves as a huge adventure playground for the whole family. More about Families Summer Holiday
Family Holidays Winter
Snow-covered winter landscapes and leisure fun in the snow – this is the combination for holidays with children in winter. Around Hopferau you will find great family ski areas with ski schools, children’s lifts and fun. And, of course, there’s winter hiking, tobogganing or ice skating – and for those who like it cosy, you can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the winter wonderland. More about family holidays with children in winter
Family Tip: Torchlight Hike
A highlight of the children’s programme during the summer holidays in Hopferau is a torchlight hike to Alpe Beichelstein. The hike starts at dusk and takes about 40 minutes on child-friendly climbs to the Alpe, where you can enjoy a fantastic alpine panorama.
There the little ones can grill sausages at the campfire, while the parents stop for a bite to eat in the alpe. Afterwards they return to the meeting point with torches.
Bad weather tips holiday with children
In spite of a record summer (2018) there can also be rainy days. But there are many indoor possibilities in and around Hopferau: Guided tours of the castle, cheese factory tours, indoor playgrounds, swimming in adventure pools, climbing halls or day trips to Kempten, Augsburg or Munich. More about the bad weather programme
Fairytale royal castles
The royal castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are a real experience for young and old. Whether only for a short hike around the castles, an excursion to the Marienbrücke bridge or a guided tour through the private rooms of King Ludwig II. More about the royal castles
Bathing fun outside
Perfect for families on a summer holiday: wonderful natural lakes and ponds are easy to reach by bike or car from Hopferau. Whether a short refreshment on a bike tour or a bathing day at the lake – the magnificent mountain scenery of the Allgäu Alps and the best water quality are guaranteed. You can also combine it with a bit of water sports such as canoeing, pedal boating or fishing. More about outdoor swimming fun
Indoor swimming fun
If the weather does not play along, the adventure pools of the region are the ideal place for bathing fun on holiday with children. For example the ABC with slides and Crazybob in Nesselwang (see picture), the Alpenbad in Pfronten with a panoramic view of the mountains or the Cambomare in Kempten. The parents can enjoy a sauna at the end. More about bathing fun indoors
The Allgäu – perfect for the family!
Nature, exercise, sport, culture and lots of leisure fun. All this awaits families on an Allgäu holiday. The Allgäu is one of the most popular holiday regions of the Germans due to its diversity. Boredom does not arise here – especially for children!
Those who like to spend an active holiday with children are in good hands on special hiking and cycling paths. In addition to theme trails, such as a hike through the moor, there are plenty of interesting waypoints to discover while walking through woods and meadows. Native animals, plants and exciting waters await families here. Those who would like to go high but are not quite so good on foot can use one of the numerous mountain railways in the region. So all family members get to the summits and down again quickly and easily.
For many families, cultural excursions are also a topic on holiday with children. In the Allgäu you will find some cultural sites, which might also interest the little ones. The most famous of all is of course the royal castle Neuschwanstein. Especially from the restored Marienbrücke bridge, directly above the Pöllatschlucht gorge, you have an unbelievable view of the building. Even children’s eyes will be amazed!
Another excursion destination for families are the castle ruins Hohenfrey- and Eisenberg. From Hopferau you can easily reach the ruins by bike or by a short hike. Here families can not only walk through the open walls and vaults of the ruins, but also enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the Allgäu mountains. In the nearby, newly designed castle museum there are five themed rooms and children’s wards about the castles and their former inhabitants. Let the castle cinema take you on a virtual journey through time into the past of the castles!