Leaving the valley basin framed by high, wooded hills, we continue our journey in a southerly direction. After a fair distance the cycle route dips steeply with many bends into the wild, romantic valley of the Wolfegger Ach, where we find Wolfegg’s Museum of Rural Life. The open-air museum occupies an area of 10 hectares, and its 15 original farmhouses give fascinating insights into the daily lives and living conditions of the rural population throughout three centuries. The Automobile Museum holds great appeal for car enthusiasts, with more than 200 classic vehicles on display.
Villages, flowering meadows and large expanses of woodland line the road to Kißlegg, picturesquely situated on the Zellersee lake. The town’s impressive historical buildings includ the three-storey New Palace, built between 1721 and 1727, and the Catholic Parish Church dedicated to Sts. Gallus and Ulrich. Another of the town’s landmarks is the imposing quadrangular complex of the Old Palace with its high, crow-stepped gables.
Our journey through the Western Allgäu region takes us past idyllic lakes and splendid farms, before the Danube-Lake Constance Route nears the town of Wangen. This district capital is a fascinating example of harmonious urban architecture. The origins of the much-quoted saying ”In Wange bleibt ma hanga“ can best be understood when you take a walk through the historical town centre with its fountains, city towers and decorative Baroque façades – it’s indeed almost impossible to tear yourself away!
Visit the traditional ‘Bäckerei Fidelisbeck’ bakery in Wangen
It’s worth making a detour to the Schussental in the town of games (Ravensburg) or visiting St. Martin’s Basilica in Weingarten