Leisure and activities in Isny in Allgäu and surroundings
A camping holiday in the heart of the Allgäu region
Waldbad Camping Isny is in a tranquil, central location, embedded in the wonderful Allgäu landscape. We are a central starting point for hikes, bike rides and lots of cultural attractions in summer.
In winter there is a fantastic trail network for cross-country skiing and the nearest alpine ski-lift is just a stone’s throw away.
There is a wonderful view of the peaks of the Allgäu Alps only a few minutes’ walk away from the campsite. A hike through the “EISTOBEL”, with its ancient ravine and waterfalls is spectacular in winter, but just as captivating in summer.
The Allgäu mountains are not far away and fantastic high-altitude hikes and mountain excursions start practically on the doorstep. The open-air pools and spa waters in Oberstaufen, Sonthofen, Bad Waldsee and Bad Wurzach are extremely popular tourist destinations not far away from us.
“Felderholzweiher” bathing lake
Our bathing lake is fun for the whole family
Felderholzweiher bathing lake, which reaches temperatures of up to 23°C, is only a few metres away from the campsite, and as the shore is flat, it is very popular with our camping guests. The lake is just the right place for rest and relaxation, especially in summer, to cool down after sunbathing.
Round the lake there are well-tended sunbathing areas, in sun or shade. Both the lake and a Kneipp well for arm and footbaths well are fed by fresh spring water.
Swimming and paddling
The water at the edge of the lake is shallow, so young and old are quickly tempted into it. It provides perfect conditions for bathing, swimming or just splashing around.
The quality of the water in the lake is excellent and samples of it are constantly monitored by the health authorities. There is also a shower directly on the shore.
Zone for non-swimmers and water games
We have set up an enclosed paddling zone specially for children on the shore. Here, the little ones can burn off their energy while you keep an eye on them from the sunbathing area.
If you are a non-swimmer, you can use this area to cool off or paddle too, in a safe, enjoyable environment, alone or with the whole family.
Children’s lakeside playground
We have an extensive range of entertaining playground features for younger guests: sandpit, table-tennis table, swings, climbing frame, see-saw and sandpit digger sandpit. There is something here for every child to be able to play to their hearts’ content.
The playground is easy to keep an eye on and also has shady areas for relaxation. Adjoining the playground there is a badminton court that can also be used for all sorts of other ball games.
In and around the campsite
Adventure playground – outdoor recreation for the family
Only 2 minutes’ walk away from the campsite there is a grassy area for families, with an adventure playground. Here, children and adults alike can be really active. The area has a beach volleyball court, swings, sandpits, a cowboy fort and various other playground features.
The adults can have a family barbecue on one of the open-air barbecues or on the large covered barbecue. There are tables and benches to make it easy to find a comfortable spot. An on-site toilet is also available.
Hiking & walking
Our campsite is surrounded by lots of hiking trails and forest paths in the heart of the Allgäu landscape. This means that they are easily accessible, only a few minutes away from the campsite and the view of the Allgäu peaks.
Here you can walk, hike, ramble or, of course, cycle. Just ask us about what possibilities there are close to the campsite.
Opposite the family recreational area are the sand courts belonging to the Isny Tennis Club. To play tennis there, all you need to do is phone the groundsman and make a booking.
Further information: www.tc-isny.de
Booking: Tel. +49 7562 913133.
A short walk round the lake
A short walk round the lake or nearby woods during the daytime or in the evening always makes a pleasant change.
You can go for short excursions in the Allgäu countryside, following the marked trails near the campsite. There are benches where you can stop for a rest.
Felderhalde – a mountain with a view and a ski-lift
The closest and highest mountain in Isny in Allgäu is only 500 m away from the campsite and can be reached by a forest path. Going up Felderhalde is a short excursion with a wonderful panorama view of the rooftops of Isny and the surrounding Allgäu area. In the winter months, winter sports-lovers can test their prowess with toboggans, snowboards or alpine skis at the Felderhalde ski-lift. For further information: www.skilift-isny.de.
Cross-country ski stadium
The Isny in Allgäu cross-country ski stadium is about 150 metres away from the campsite. A snowy training trail goes past the campsite and in the winter months it is illuminated in the evening. Events and contests are often held here on one of the 3.75 km long routes. The whole trail network covers about 70 – 80km.
Isny in Allgäu and its surroundings
Isny’s attractive historical town centre
The town of Isny – was built in a mediaeval oval shape, with town walls, gates and towers, and was first mentioned in a document in the 11th century. As a “free imperial city”, Isny started to flourish from the 14th century. The palace and church, town hall, the Hallgebäude building and patricians’ houses all bear witness to the historical activity of religious orders, aristocracy and burghers, artisans and und merchants.
Isny presents unadulterated nature, with distinctive hills, lush meadows, forests and field, making it the perfect location for a holiday the whole year round: bike tours, hiking, skating or swimming in summer and cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice-skating or just enjoying the clear air in winter. Our campsite has a central location and is only 1.3 km away from Isny. It is an ideal starting point for trips to the Allgäu Alpine foothills, or to world-famous destinations such as Schloss Neuschwanstein, Lake Constance, Oberallgäu or nearby Switzerland.
Culture and sightseeing
The historical town centre of Isny in Allgäu with its picturesque pedestrian zone invites you to visit the burghers’ houses, mediaeval towers, historical town hall, Nikolai church, Upper Swabian Baroque Route and more.
Other attractions to enjoy are:
- Guided tour of the historical town
- Going for a walk round the town walls and through the pedestrian zone
- Summer evening concerts in the Kurhaus park from June to Sept.
- Schloss Isny art gallery (Friedrich Hechelmann exhibition)
- The Mühlturm or Wassertor museums and exhibitions
- Eistobel and Rotmoos nature reserves
- Schwarzer Grat adventure path with lookout tower at an altitude of 1118 m
- Argental cycling track from Allgäu to Lake Constance
- Nordic Walking routes in the Isny area
- The “Käsküche” cheese-making dairy in Isny
Hiking in Isny or Argenbühl
Hikers in Isny or Argenbühl, go along narrow streets and paths, field and forest trails, through historical landscapes. Farm buildings amongst meadows and pastures bear witness to a time when the farms were built far from the town centre for better agricultural management.
Villages with chapels and churches attest to the deep roots existing between people and their region. Large marketplaces and richly-decorated palaces in the middle of the villages show the relationship between the peasants of the time and their masters.
Activities & excursions in Allgäu
Allgäu gives you all you need for a revitalising family holiday
Due to its geographically favourable location, our campsite in Isny in Allgäu provides lots of hiking, cycling and excursion options in the immediate neighbourhood and within a radius of one hour’s drive. Numerous cultural and art-historical attractions await you, to make a holiday in Allgäu an unforgettable experience.
Allgäu and the Allgäu Alpine foothill area has a lot to offer hikers and nature lovers in the way of hiking routes and mountain tours that all have a special charm at any season of the year. Here you will find everything you could wish for as a hiker: gentle or challenging mountain tours, or guided hikes, most of which are family-friendly. Active hikers who want fresh air and a fantastic view will find what they want in Allgäu, and so will ramblers who prefer to stop off at a catering hut.
Lake Constance is nearby
The whole region round Lake Constance is famous for its mild climate and its picturesque towns and tourist attractions. It is always worth doing an excursion there. The original mediaeval town centre of Lindau and the harbour entrance are as remarkable as the flowers of Mainau Island. A boat trip on Lake Constance is a memorable experience as a family excursion.
Below we have put together a small selection of destinations:
Hochgrat in Oberstaufen
The majestic Hochgrat mountain with an altitude of 1834 m offers an unparalleled panoramic view. Whether you climb the mountain or take the cable car, once you are at the top, Allgäu lies at your feet. You can get refreshments in the mountain restaurant at an altitude of 1708 m.
Starting point: Campsite
Distance: 29.2 km
Suitable for: Families
Further info: www.hochgrat.de
The royal castles of Füssen
Neuschwanstein, the popular, world-famous castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, the “fairytale king”, is one of the most-visited castles of Europe. Hohenschwangau Castle is also well worth a visit. You can round off your day’s outing at the Royal Crystal Spa in Schongau, with its wide range of spa treatments.
Distance: 71,2 km
Further info (Royal Crystal Spa):
Lake Constance (the third-biggest lake in Europe)
The original mediaeval town centre of Lindau and the harbour entrance are as remarkable as the flowers of Mainau Island.
Distance to Lindau: 35.3 km www.lindau.de
Distance to Mainau Island: 83.5 km www.mainau.de
Mountain Farming Museum in Diepolz
The rather different museum with its own alpine dairy
The museum is extremely popular with children, with its small zoo, a haypile to play in, an adventure playground and a “play forest” Events and special exhibitions make the visit interesting for adults too. See what an Allgäu mountain cheese really tastes like.
Distance: 21.9 km
Further info: www.bergbauernmuseum.de
Center Parcs Allgäu
The Center Park Allgäu offers many great and spectacular leisure activities for young and old near Leutkirch in the Allgäu.
Starting point: Camping site
Distance: 17 km
Suitable for: Families
Further information: www.centerparcs.de
Canyoning and Rafting in Allgäu
Here in the Allgäu you will find ideal conditions for first-class canyoning and rafting tours. From beginners to professionals – the perfect adventure with the best guides in Bavaria. The team of MAP-Erlebnis is looking forward to your visit!
Starting point: Campsite
Suitable for: Families
Further information: www.map-erlebnis.de
Nature discovery park with a skywalk in Scheidegg
Experience Allgäu from above, on a path right up in the treetops, which lets you see as far as Lake Constance. This and more makes the trip exciting for the whole family.
Distance: 25.6 km
Further info: www.skywalk-allgaeu.de
The high ropes course in Bärenfalle, Immenstadt
If you feel like it, you can spend an energetic day on the largest high rope course in Bavaria, in the Alpsee Bergwelt between Oberstaufen and Immenstadt.
Distance: 30.8 km
Further info: www.kletterwald-baerenfalle.de
Marvel at the deep gorges, carved out of the rocks by water over thousands of years.
Starting point: Tiefenbach near Oberstdorf
Length: 1.0 km
Walking time: approx. 1h
Suitable for: Families
Further info: www.breitachklamm.com
Iller bike trail / Starzlachlamm waterfall / Burgberg Winkel / Grünten hiking trail / Ore mines experience (Grünten)
The Iller bike trail from Immenstadt to Oberstdorf follows gravel pathways away from traffic.
Starting point: Campsite or Immenstadt
Length: 30 km (from Immenstadt)
Cycling time: approx. 2:45 h.
Suitable for: Families
Further info: www.starzlachklamm.de
Waterski lift in Immenstadt
Lift for beginners. Courses are also available. There is a second lift with obstacles for advanced skiers. It is exciting even if you just watch from the café terrace.
Distance: 45.9 km
Further info: www.inselsee-allgaeu.de
Fun and wellness baths
The starting point in each case is our campsite!
Aquaria in Oberstaufen
Adventure swimming pool for the whole family with sauna and wellness area. Beautifully situated, looking out onto the Hochgrat mountain.
Distance: 20.6 km
Further info: www.aquaria.de
Wonnemar in Sonthofen
A fun swimming-pool for the whole family with sauna and wellness area that leaves nothing to be desired.
Distance: 49.9 km
Further info: www.wonnemar.de/sonthofen
Vitalium Therme in Bad Wurzach
Distance: 37.8 km
Further info: www.vitalium-therme.de
Waldsee Spa in Bad Waldsee
Distance: 47.5 km
Further info: www.waldsee-therme.de
Alpsee-Bergwelt in Immenstadt
Go up in the cable car to experience Germany’s longest summer toboggan run. You can also try out Bavaria’s highest rope course.
Distance: 28.0 km
Further info: www.alpsee-bergwelt.de
Leisure park in Bad Wörishofen
The popular Skyline Park in Bad Wörishofen with its many attractions is a paradise for children
Distance: 85.8 km
Further info: www.skylinepark.de
Legoland Germany in Günzburg
Distance: 117 km
Further info: www.legoland.de
Ski jumps in Oberstdorf
In Oberstdorf you can visit the ski jump hills, famous for the Four Hills Tournament – or the ski flying hill, 4 km further away.
Distance: 62.3 km
Further info: www.skiflugschanze-oberstdorf.de
When the landscape is snowy in Isny in Allgäu and the surrounding area, there are over 30 km of specially prepared cross-country ski and hike trails. All grades of proficiency and fitness are catered for.
Winter in Allgäu is synonymous with sunshine, snow, ice, sport and having a good time.
- cross-country skiing
- winter hikes
- snowshoe hiking
- skiing and snowboarding