Fussen is a charming town nestled at the foot of the Bavarian Alps with a rich violin-making history. Soak up Fussen’s old-world charm in its picturesque pedestrianised streets, immerse yourself in Alpine vistas on scenic hiking trails or take a day trip to one of Germany’s most iconic castles.
Things to do in Füssen
Wander the cobbled streets of Altstadt, Fussen’s pedestrianised old town, to discover vibrant buildings adorned with beautiful frescoes. Admire the Bavarian architecture in this 700-year-old town and dine at one of the quaint cafes serving traditional Bavarian cuisine.
Learn more about city’s roots at the Museum der Stadt Fussen, which showcases the region’s history as a major centre for violin and lute making in the 16th century. Browse the collection of centuries-old handcrafted instruments, then walk through the baroque rooms to discover a Romanesque cloister and famous “Dance of Death” paintings.
For a dose of nature, walk 15 minutes from Fussen’s town centre to enjoy the natural beauty of Lechfall. Walk out over the bridge and stand over the falls for tranquil views of the water plunging into the bright blue-green Lech Gorge.
Sitting 3.7 kilometres from Fussen’s city centre is one of Germany’s most recognised landmarks, Neuschwanstein Castle. Its fairy tale-like ambience is said to have inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Admire its mesmerising exterior from a bridge that hangs over a waterfall, then step inside to see a Throne Room with elaborate floor mosaics.
Getting around Füssen
You can walk or catch public buses around the Fussen, but will need a vehicle to explore further. There are train services to Munich that take 2.5 hours, while bus tours are popular from southern Bavaria.