Füssen, in the Allgäu region of Bavaria, is the southernmost point of the famous "Romantic Road“ and one of the stopovers along Germany’s "Alpine Road" and the "Via Claudia Augusta" tourist route from Bavaria to Italy. The town is one hour south of Munich and is the perfect place from which to visit the royal palaces of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau - just 2 ½ miles away.
Strolling through the romantic centre of the 700-year-old town of Füssen is a true delight. The town has plenty of shopping as well as a number of sights to see: Baroque churches, the former Benedictine abbey of St. Mang, the municipal museum, the “High Castle” (Hohes Schloss) with its inner courtyard and wonderful frescoes as well as a branch of the Bavarian State Art Gallery.
Around the town is some of Bavaria’s most beautiful countryside framed by the mountains and lakes and with a fabulous network of trails for cyclists, mountain bikers and hikers as well as plenty of opportunity for water sports and winter sports. In summer, the very best views of the Füssen skyline, the palaces of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, and the beautiful Alpine peaks can be enjoyed from on board a lake cruiser on Lake Forggensee. Further sightseeing highlights such as Linderhof Palace; the village of Oberammergau famed for its wood carving artisans and Passion Play; the UNESCO Church of the Wies (Wieskirche, a pilgrimage church); and the new “Museum of the Bavarian Kings” are all easily reachable by car.
Top highlights and attractions of Fussen:
- Palaces of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the “Museum of the Bavarian Kings” (4 km/2.5 miles from the center)
- Historic centre of Füssen with its Baroque churches, Gothic houses, medieval town wall, municipal museum in the St. Mang abbey and the High Palace (Hohes Schloss)
- Boat trip on Lake Forggensee (June 1st – October 15th : 9 departures a day from the harbor in Füssen)
- Take a trip on the cable car up to the summit of Mount Tegelberg: 360˚ panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, Neuschwanstein Palace, Füssen and nearby lakes