Füssen is a beautiful small town on the banks of Lech River. About 14,240 residents enjoy their life in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Germany. Very close to Füssen is located the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, which is the most important attraction of the whole area for tourists. Fussen is the city where the most beautiful route in whole of Germany ends, the famous Romantic Road, of course we will refer to it with more details in a separate article.
What To See...
Spend plenty of time and wander through the cobbled streets of the old town. You will surely be fascinated by their colorful buildings and frescoes, as they create an even more romantic feel in this already beautiful city.
The castle of Füssen for Germany is one of the most important buildings built at the end of the gothic period. It used to be the summer residence of the Bishops of Augsburg but today it is used as a gallery. The castle is located in the center of the town and you can easily visit it and admire its interior and exterior.
This fairytale castle is located in the small village of Hohenschwangau, quite close to Füssen, and is a World Heritage Site. It is built on a hill on the most romantic road of the Bavarian Alps. King Ludwig II built this palace at the end of the 18th century as his own personal shelter and as a tribute to the romantic composer Richard Wagner, for which his construction and decoration is heavily influenced by the romantic Renaissance architecture. After the King’s death the castle opened for the public and nowadays attracts 1.3 million visitors every year. To enjoy the unique experience of the palace, and see also the incredible interior, you can get your ticket from the box offices that you will find in Hohenschwangau, and its price starts at 22 euros per person. The tour takes 35 minutes and no photos and videos are allowed inside the castle.
End Of Romantic Road
Making a short stroll in the town of Füssen, hidden in the narrow streets, you will come across a large wooden door that marks the end of the romantic road, which is a wonderful 350 km journey starting from Würzburg and ending south to the city of Füssen. It is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable trips in Germany, and for that reason every romantic traveler owes at least once in a lifetime to experience it. Of course, it is not enough just to drive the road, but also to spend some time in the towns and villages you will find along this historic route.
St. Mang Monastery
The imposing St. Mang monastery now houses the Museum of Füssen, where you can take a look at the magnificently decorated Baroque halls and also see one of Europe’s finest collections of historical musical instruments.
The romantic city park of Baumgarten stands on a hill next to the castle of Füssen. It was once the St. Mang’s monastery Park but since 1900 it is now a public place that people can enjoy relaxed walks to the high castle of Füssen, enjoying the beautiful view.
Just a short distance from Neuschwanstein lies the castle that grew King Ludwig II, the castle of Hohenschwangau. Built in an idyllic landscape that enchants you and travels you in the 18th-19th century. The castle’s space is well preserved and you can see it by combining the ticket with a visit to Neuschwanstein.
The idyllic Swan Lake is located in Schwangau next to the beautiful castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau that we mentioned above. If you are there, offer yourself a quiet stroll and enjoy the beautiful nature.
The Bavarian Alps region is really rich in options for nearby excursions. We therefore recommend you to spend several days to see different places and enjoy your trip.
The small village of Hohenschwangau, is the home to Germany’s most famous medieval castles and the picturesque Schwansee lake and is only about 5 kilometers from Fussen.
About 45 km (1 hour 20 minutes) is located the highest mountain in Germany the mighty Zugspitze. At an altitude of 2,962 meters the view will really take your breath away. It is definitely the best place to see and admire the majesty of the Alps, so it is very important before you go up to look for the latest weather forecast. The cable car ticket for adults costs 46.5 euros per person, but you will find also other rates depending on the age and days of use of the ticket.
What To Eat
Bavarian cuisine is the main cuisine that you will find in this city. If you are a meat lover, you will find delicious, traditional, local dishes that match perfectly with local beers.
Some of the famous Bavarian dishes are pork roast cuts with potato dumplings, schnitzel, platters with a variety of sausages and Käsespätzle, which are fresh handmade pasta served with melted cheese and onion.
What also made us impression is the wonderful sweets we found everywhere. Keep some space for a delicious cake, a juicy tart or a traditional apple pie with ice cream and whipped cream.
How to move
Füssen is a beautiful city and really enjoyable to walk. Its most beautiful spot, which is the old town, can be explored only on foot, so here the choice is very easy. The old town is relatively small and includes almost all the above attractions except the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. If you want to visit the above castles and lakes, an excellent choice is the bike and of course the car, admiring the incredible scenery of the whole area.
The nearest airport is Memmingen in Germany and is about an hour from Füseen (85 km). An equally good choice is Munich Airport, which is about one and a half hour away from Füssen (160 km).
Where to stay
In the city you will find wonderful hotels furnished in traditional Bavarian style. Prices are quite high in the old town, and also nearby Neuschwanstein castle. We chose to stay in Halblech, a nearby town about 20 km from Füssen, where there are equally traditional, wonderful hotels at very affordable prices. You can make your reservations via Booking.com
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