Introduction

Füssen is a small picturesqe town in south-east Germany which lies on the Austrian border. It is situated in the Allgäu region of Bavaria. The first thing you notice is the surrounding mountains, the clean fresh air and the beautiful blue-green of the river Lech. It is accessible by train from Munich. Füssen is also a well known Kurort and lies at the end of the famous Romantic Street (see picture above). There are so many things to do and places to see as a tourist and when it comes to accommodation there are many choices.

The Romantic Road

The Romantic Road, also called the 'Romantische Strasse' begins at Wurzburg and comes to an end in Füssen. It gives tourists the chance to see many small Bavarian towns along it's route and experience their culture. A good example would be the Wurzburg Palace or the castles of Schwangau.

The Royal Castles

The town of Schwangau is about 2 miles away and is home to the two very famous royal castles. You can rent a bike in Füssen and cycle there. You can even walk if you wish. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Schwangau from outside Füssen train station. These buses are quite regular. Built by King Ludwig II, the Neuschwanstein castle is an amazing sight so bring your camera! The climb to the castle is tough enough but you can get a horse and cart up to see them if you don't fancy the walk.