Romantic Road Germany

Füssen, Germany

Füssen is an attractive Bavarian town at the foot of the Alps near the Austrian border and with the Lech river running through it.

The town is the southern end (or beginning) of the Romantic Road tourist route and also makes a good stop-off point on the way along the German Alpine Road.

And it is a good location to rest up after travelling the Romantic Road and maybe spend a few days relaxing and hiking in the Bavarian Alps.

The Royal castles of King Ludwig II - the world-famous Neuschwanstein castle and the less well-known Hohenschwangau castle - are just a short journey away near the neighbouring village of Schwangau.

Lake Forggensee or the cable car ride up Tegelberg mountain are also slightly less historical and more active options for a day trip from the town.

An aerial view of Füssen, Germany

But Füssen's old town itself has plenty of attractions, with the famous castle (the 'High Castle', once the residence of the Prince Bishops of Augsburg and now housing a selection of art and sculpture from the State Picture Collection of Bavaria) and the former Benedictine monastery of St Mang, where visitors can now find the Museum der Stadt Füssen (the town museum).

You can find more details about what there is to see in the old town and about the history of the main attractions on our information page: Füssen Information

Füssen is one of the last towns in southern Bavaria before the border with Austria. Transport information both north and south by train and road and details of hotel accommodation in the area can be seen on our travel page: Füssen Hotels & Travel

The Füssen photo gallery has a range of images with a short description of what you can see in each picture: Füssen Images

Map of Füssen

Füssen

Statue of St Mang in Füssen

Towns Along The Romantic Road