Saturday 20 July 2024

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany (Author: Huenten / / public domain / photo cropped by


The Lauf-Samstag Füssen is a running event held on a Samstag (Saturday) in July in Füssen, a picturesque old town situated at the foot of the Alps in Bayern (Bavaria) in the far south of Germany, right on the border with Austria.

The event offers races for young and old:

  • Kinderläufe (children's races)
  • 10.5km Viertelmarathon (quarter marathon)
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
  • 42.2km Königsschlösser Marathon (‘Royal Castles Marathon’)

The marathon course is generally flat and very varied and scenic as it takes the runners through lovely rural areas, along the shores of three lakes and along the Lech river. Furthermore, it offers fine vistas of the Alps and of two royal castles—world-famous Neuschwanstein (pictured above) and Hohenschwangau.

The race is run about half on asphalt and half on gravel.


Map of the venue:


Lauf-Samstag Füssen 2024:


  • 20 July 2024 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 7.30: 42.2km
  • 15.00: 300m-600m-900m-1.2km kids' races
  • 16.30: 10.5km
  • 18.00: 21.1km

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  10km 21.1km 42.2km
2023 274 316 364
2022 221 297 274
2021 --- --- ---
2020 --- --- ---
2019 280 444 371


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.