Alpsee

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Alpsee
Alpsee.jpg
View from Neuschwanstein castle, with Schloss Hohenschwangau visible in the lower right
Location Ostallgäu, Bavaria
Coordinates 47°33′04″N 10°43′25″E / 47.55111°N 10.72361°E / 47.55111; 10.72361Coordinates: 47°33′04″N 10°43′25″E / 47.55111°N 10.72361°E / 47.55111; 10.72361
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 1.9 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 88 ha (220 acres)
Max. depth 62 m (203 ft)
Shore length1 4.7 km (2.9 mi)
Surface elevation 813.94 m (2,670.4 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

The Alpsee is a lake in the Ostallgäu district of Bavaria, Germany, located about 4 kilometres southeast of Füssen. It is close to the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles.

The lake has just under five kilometres of shoreline and a depth of up to 62 metres. It is a popular tourist attraction, given its proximity to the castles and the wild swans that inhabit the lake. Boats are available for rent and there is a wide variety of hiking trails in the vicinity. A circular path leads around the shore, and the "Fürstenstrasse" (Princes' Road) leads from Hohenschwangau over the Schwarzenberg ridge and down to Pinswang in the Lechtal.

Hotel on Christmas Day 2006
View on a boat 2011