If you are looking for the most beautiful part of Germany, you may have just found it. Füssen is located at the foot of the Alps mountains and at the end of the Romantische Straße (Romantic Road) that links a few dozen picturesque towns together. Although we might show you Neuschwanstein castle as the iconic picture here as that is the attraction that draws the majority of people to the area, Füssen is a charming town in its own right and in any season.
The medieval Altstadt (old town) of Füssen looks like a romantic fairy tale with its colourful façade and cobbled streets, great coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and shops. With its own castle, fountains, and churches it is a good place to explore for half a day or otherwise to use as a base for checking out the rest of the region, which is a great area for hiking, cycling or other active sports.
The castles nearby Füssen of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are the type that kids will draw on paper with a prince and princess in them. Neuschwanstein is reached within a few minutes by car from Füssen. The castle can be toured, but most tourists instead opt to get the best shot of it from the Marien Brücke (Mary's Bridge). Stepping on to the bridge and catching sight of the castle is breathtaking (this is a case where the use of that word IS justified, trust us!)
There are plenty of other sights in the area too, consider for instance Schloss Linderhof, which is about a 45 minutes drive away that will take you into and out of Austria. Especially in the winter the scenery around the palace as well as along the way are great. [Review by travelindicator]
- Füssen is a city in Germany's region of Bavaria. It has a population of 14,152, is situated at an altitude of 2621ft and the best airport to fly into is MUC (Franz Josef Strauss, Munich)
- The currency used in Germany is the Euro (EUR)
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