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Holidays to Füssen & Schwangau

Füssen is situated at the southern end of the Romantic Road and in the heart of one of the finest holiday regions in the entire Alpine region. The town’s charming location on the edge of the Alps is impressive: framed by imposing high mountain peaks and an idyllic lake district, the ideal starting point for visiting the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, only four kilometres away.

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As if drawn by an artist’s hand, Füssen’s medieval town centre rises high above the banks of the River Lech. The Hohes Schloss, the former summer residence of the prince bishops of Augsburg and one of Swabia’s largest and best preserved late gothic castle complexes, is Füssen’s landmark, towering over a maze of narrow lanes.

In the castle courtyard the facades are adorned with illusionist paintings that delude the viewer into seeing oriels, window frames and moulded corners. Below the Hohes Schloss is the magnificent baroque complex of the former Benedictine Monastery of St Mang, whose history goes back to the 8th century. In particular,  the Füssen Heritage Museum is well worth seeing.

Regular tours of the town, the museum and the churches are available throughout the year. Entertaining festivals against an historical backdrop, open-air culture on the market squares or in the courtyards and the Christmas Market, all infuse Füssen’s medieval centre with magic of a very special kind.

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What to do

  •  Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Museum of the Bavarian Kings
  • Benedictine monastery of St Mang
  • The High Palace (Hohes Schloss)
  • Reichenstrasse
  • Füssen Heritage Museum
  • Walks along the River Lech
  • Boat trip on Lake Forggensee
  • Hopfensee

FÜSSEN & SCHWANGAU TRAVEL FACTS

Arrival Airport: Munich | Transfer Time from airport: 3 hours (rail) / 1 hour 45 mins (driving) | 970km from Calais

(Information is approximate and subject to change / rail transfers are not always direct and may involve changing trains).

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