The gentleman with a lace collar and sword gallantly lifts his hat to ask the girl to dance. But she is anything but pleased – the gentleman is a skeleton, after all... Under the motto “Say yes, say no, you have to dance!”, all the people have to follow Death in his round dance, without exception, from the Pope to a small child. The 20 panels of the “Füssen Dance of Death” of 1602 are the oldest preserved portrayal of this theme in Bavaria and one of the highlights of the Füssen Town Museum in the former Benedictine Monastery of St. Mang.
However, the long tradition of lute-making in Füssen proves that the people of Füssen have never lost their pleasure in dancing and music as a result of this. A separate department is dedicated to the valuable string instruments and their production, in which the significance of the town as the cradle of lute-making in Europe can be experienced.
And what would Füssen be without the fairytale king Ludwig II? The grail castle “Falkenstein” which remained a vision on his part is brought to life here in a computer animation. And the real, magnificent rooms of the baroque monastery complex, which has almost one thousand years of history into which you can immerse yourself in the recently opened “Treasure Chamber”department, will also amaze you.
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