The town castle (Hohes Schloss), from the high street, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

Füssen, Bavaria, Germany

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The town castle (Hohes Schloss) - from the high street, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Füssen in Bavaria is just a short hop into Germany from Austria (5km or 3.1miles). This quaint Bavarian chocolate box town is well worth a visit in itself, although some people may use it just as a lovely base whilst calling on the spectacular Castles of Kings, Nueschwanstein and Hohenschwanstein.

The River Lech

Füssen is located on the banks of the River Lech, which feeds into the man-made Lake of Forggensee.

This attractive lake with mountains as its backdrop, is regularly used for water sports.

River Lech, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany
Lech Falls, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany
River Lech - after the falls, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

The Romantic road

This town is also renowned for being at the end of The Romantic Road (or the beginning depending on which way you are travelling).

The old town - Brotmarkt, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany
Restaurants in the old town, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

This route weaves through the southern provinces of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and is a delightful way to tour this region of Germany.

The Altstadt (Old Town)

Set up high, looking down over the town is the Hohes Schloss (High Castle).

Within a short distance of the castle you will come across the Füssen Heritage museum, which is located in the former Benedictine Monastery of St Mang.

Reichenstraße - The High Street, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

Whilst almost feeling like you have stepped back in time, you stroll through the romantic cobbled-stone streets of this 700-year-old town and witness some of the most lovingly preserved buildings you’ll ever see.

Rathaus - the townhall, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany
Hospital Church of the Holy Spirit, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

Attached to a number of these properties throughout Füssen, you’ll notice the ornate wrought iron merchant signs.

These depict either the current business or a previous business that historically occupied the premises.

Stadt Apotheke - The High Street, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

Although I am not too sure what the sign is for a ‘Lederhosen and Dirndl tailor’ as they certainly seem prevalent in this area. Do the locals wear them or is this just for tourists?

Gasthof Krone, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

When we visited in mid-September, you could feel that the Autumn temperatures were starting to roll in.

Log fires were being lit and the restaurants were filling up early inside, with the al fresco courtyards becoming deserted.

This made for a lovely welcoming feel, particularly in some of the local bars, of which we found a few.

Hotel Hirsch

The Hotel Hirsch, where we stayed, had a particular warmth about it, and has a wonderful selection of local Bavarian delicacies.

Hotel Hirsch, Füssen,Bavaria, Germany

Inspired to visit Füssen?

It’s a great town to explore, but also makes a great base to discover Nueschwanstein.

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Janis, the co-founder of Our World for You, was born in London and raised in Kent and the Isle of Wight.Along with Gary her partner, they have been travelling part time since 1995. In 2016, they decided that enough was enough with the 9 to 5, so armed with the knowledge and experience that they had gained on their adventures, that they wanted to inspire others to travel the world near and far.

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Füssen, Bavaria, Germany was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 by Janis