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One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the resort town of Füssen is one of Germany’s most scenic, framed by snow-capped mountains and glistening lakes. Boasting a strategic position in the heart of the Alps and just a short drive from the Austrian border, Füssen also lies at the southern tip of the famous Romantic Road tourist trail, making it a perfect base for exploring the region’s many attractions.

Dating back over 700 years, Füssen’s historic Old Town is an attractive mix of historic architecture and winding medieval lanes, set at a height of 1,200 meters  (3,940 feet) overlooking the River Lech. Visiting the town’s gothic High Castle, along with the nearby Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles, is a favorite pastime of visitors, but there’s more to Füssen than just castles. Take a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Wieskirche church; marvel at Germany’s oldest fresco in the crypt of St Mang’s Benedictine Monastery; get clued up on local history and traditions at the Füssen Heritage Museum; or head into the mountains for a day of hiking, mountain biking or skiing. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the festive season, the Old Town also hosts a celebrated Christmas market, or else summer visitors can make the most of the warmer weather by swimming in the lakes. 

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Skip-the-Line: Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Fuessen Including Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

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Visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a half-day skip-the-line tour from Füssen! After arriving in Hohenschwangau, hop on a shuttle bus and head inside the ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.67

Bavaria Highlights Tour from Fuessen: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Oberammergau and Hohenschwangau

See the best of Bavaria on a day trip from Füssen, led by an expert local guide! During tours of the region’s two famous stunners – Neuschwanstein Castle ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.63

Zugspitze, Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau Day Trip from Füssen

Ride to the summit of the mighty Zugspitze, Germany’s tallest mountain, on a day trip from Füssen! After spending free time at the top to soak up the ...  Read more

Location: Füssen, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.97

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