Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Füssen

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Appearing through the mountaintops like a mirage, Schloss Neuschwanstein was the model for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. King Ludwig II planned this fairy-tale pile himself, with the help of a stage designer rath…
Castle in Füssen

Schloss Hohenschwangau

King Ludwig II grew up at the sun-yellow Schloss Hohenschwangau and later enjoyed summers here until his death in 1886. His father, Maximilian II, built this palace in a neo-Gothic style atop 12th-century ruins left…
Museum in Füssen

Museum der Bayerischen Könige

Palace-fatigued visitors often head straight for the bus stop, coach park or nearest beer after a tour of the castles, most overlooking this worthwhile museum, installed in a former lakeside hotel 400m from the cast…
Castle in Füssen

Hohes Schloss

The Hohes Schloss, a late-Gothic confection and one-time retreat of the bishops of Augsburg, lords it over Füssen’s compact historical centre. The north wing of the palace contains the Staatsgalerie (State Gallery),…
Cable Car in Füssen

Tegelbergbahn

For fabulous views of the Alps and the Forggensee, take this cable car to the top of the Tegelberg (1730m), a prime launch point for hang-gliders and parasailers. From here it’s a wonderful hike down to the castles …
Museum in Füssen

Museum Füssen

Below the Hohes Schloss, and integrated into the former Abbey of St Mang, this museum highlights Füssen's heyday as a 16th-century violin-making centre. You can also view the abbey's festive baroque rooms, Romanesqu…