Füssen is a small beautiful town in Bavaria, in the district of Ostallgäu, 5 kilometres away from the Austrian border. Füssen is famous for two things. The town is known for its violinmaking industry which I did not know when I visited. Second for being the closest transportation hub for the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, my fairytale weekend trip from munich, and that is when I first time heard about Füssen.
With a population of 15,265, Füssen is the highest town in Bavaria,2,651 ft above the sea level. We took a Bayern pass, which includes two people’s to and fro journey to Neuschwanstein castle including the bus fare for 28EUR. We reached Füssen around 3 o’clock and immediately started for the castle making our way through the lush green fields and blue alps.
While coming back from the castle , we had few hours time to roam around Füssen. The town centre is studded with small and big hotels and small restaurants. We had some chinese cuisine 😛 It is said the oldest fresco in Germany can be found in the crypt of St Mang’s Basilica,but we did not see it. We just walked here and there savouring our moments in the small charming town..
If you are heading to Neuschwanstein castle, it is wise to stay one night in Füssen. The hotels around the castle are more expensive. So here you can stay cheap and eat out. People go for romantic trips to Paris or Amsterdam, but if you truly loose yourselves into each other, you should go to a place like Füssen, in the midst of serenity of mountains, thousands miles away from the bustle of metros,savouring the ravishing beauty of Alps and walking in the lap of nature. I am surely going back some day 🙂
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