The unusual character of Ostallgäu's landscape, with its contrast between mountain heights and level plains, is one of the great charms of the region. There is no other area in the nortern Alps in which the mountains rise so high above the surrounding landscape and descend so abruptly to the lowlands. The mighty mountains to the South-East and the uninterrupted view to the North by fine weather provide a unique natural spectacle each evening, best enjoyed with a picnic basket at one of the undisturbed scenic-points on the tranquil shores of the Forgensee lake. The sun reluctantly takes its leave of the heavens and bathes the mountains and castles in glowing rose-coloured hues: an unforgettable holiday impression. Each and every location in Ostallgäu has its own particular charm.