Romantic Road Germany

Places to See in Füssen

The photos in the gallery below of some of the sights in Füssen will change automatically from one to another. If you would like to spend longer with one image, then it is possible to click the Pause/Play button at the bottom of the gallery underneath the large photo.

Füssen: Town Fountain
Füssen: Town Fountain
The town fountain (or Stadtbrunnen) is located at one of the main junctions in Füssen's pedestrian area. The figure silhouetted in the photo is St Mang, (which is local dialect for St Magnus). St Magnus was reputed to be one of a group of Irish missionaries to central Europe during the Dark Ages who are popular in this part of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Little of factual significance is however known about his life.
  • Füssen: Town Fountain
    The town fountain (or Stadtbrunnen) is located at one of the main junctions in Füssen's pedestrian area. The figure silhouetted in the photo is St Mang, (which is local dialect for St Magnus). St Magnus was reputed to be one of a group of Irish missionaries to central Europe during the Dark Ages who are popular in this part of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Little of factual significance is however known about his life.
  • Füssen: Pedestrian Centre
    A view of the streets of the pedestrian centre, with the towers of the castle and monastery rising above the old town and the foothills of the Alps behind them.
  • Füssen: Basilica of St Magnus
    The Basilika St Mang is part of the monastery of the same name and holds the remains of St Magnus. Between the church and the monastery is the Chapel of Anna, the original monastery chapel, where there is a fascinating painting of the Dance of Death (Totentanz) from the 17th century. These paintings were popular in the society of the time as they displayed - in fairly gruesome fashion - the equality of rich and poor when it came to death. ("Say yes, say no, but everyone must dance this round.")
  • Füssen: Abbey of St Magnus
    This is the south entrance to the former Benedictine monastery, which is now partly the Füssen Town Hall and an exhibition centre and museum for local history.
  • Füssen: Castle Gardens
    The High Castle of Füssen rises above the historic core of the town. This a a view from the castle gardens where there are pleasant walks through the trees and an interesting fake ruin which actually hid the water reservoir for the town.
  • Füssen: High Castle Inner Courtyard
    This is a view of the castle from the inner courtyard and gives an idea of the late-Gothic construction. To the right is the staircase leading up to a gallery of historic paintings.
  • Füssen: Bridge over the Lech
    This photo is looking back at the Abbey of St Mang and the Hohe Schloss from the other side of the bridge over the River Lech (near the suburb/neighbouring village of Bad Faulenbach).
  • Füssen: Franciscan Monastery
    Looking down the River Lech towards the Franciscan monastery and the Church of St Stephen. This is where the sign for the end of the Romantic Road is located.

Füssen

Statue of St Mang in Füssen


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