Travel guide of Fussen, Bavaria, Germany | Things to do in Germany

Updated: May 27, 2020

Three days in Füssen, Bavaria – Heaven on Earth: Bavarian Alps, Germany

In Last week of Oct 2018, I had planned with my wife to explore the Bavarian Alps. We started our journey from Dortmund and decided to make Füssen as our landing place.

Bavaria, Germany

Füssen is just few kilometers away from the Austrian border as well. One of the best thing to do in Germany is to explore Bavaria, the most richest German State.

Bavaria, Germany

The town is famous for its Violin making industry. Füssen is around 600 KM away from Dortmund. I must say it is a dreamy and magical place for romantic couples.

Our Arrival to Füssen:

We reached to Füssen around 10.30 PM. All the restaurants were closed at this time. We only had an option of Mcdonald's at that time which is not very close to the city center. Always try to have your dinner early in Füssen.

Where to Stay in Füssen:

I would highly suggest booking the hotel in advance else you will find all the expensive options. Luckily, we found a very cozy room with personal bathroom around 2 km away from Füssen City Centre.

Fussen in located on the Southern most region of Bavaria, Germany and it's a last station of Deutsche Bahn's Regional Express trains. With its lush green fields, foggy Bavarian Alps and rich history has a lot of activities and attractions located in and near Füssen.

Our Experience in Füssen:

Our 1st day - Exploring the Castles in the Region:

As we were staying in Füssen, we took a bus no. 78 from the Main Train Station in Füssen. Füssen is around 3.5 KM from the town of Hohenschwangua where both the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle are located. The ticket cost me around 4.50 for the round trip. You can also rent a bicycle in Füssen for only 10 per day.

Castles in the Bavaria, Germany

There's a ticket office located on the foot of the hill. Neuschwanstein Castle is located on a hill on the left side of the ticket office and Hohenschwangua Castle is located on the right side. There are different combinations of tickets for the both castles along with Museum of Bavarian king. Don’t forget to claim your student discount if you are an EU Student.

1. Neuschwanstein Castle:

The ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle is for 12.5. You can climb up or take a horse carriage ride that which is 7 per person. As we wanted to experience the classical way of transportation to climb the hills, so we took the horse carriage.

There are guided tours after every 5 minutes so you can select the language of your choice as well. It took us around 1 hour for the tour of castle where we have experience magnificent interior from Council hall to King’s room.

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Neuschwanstein Castle

There are also restaurants in the surroundings of the castle and 1 cafe inside the castle where you can sit and enjoy the view of the valley and castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle is by far the most beautiful castle in the World and it also one of the most visited Castle not only in Germany but also in the entire world.

2. Hohenschwangau castle:

Hohenschwangau castle is just few meters away from the ticket office. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II constructed by his father king Maximillian ll.

Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to visit it from inside. You can also enjoy the view of the castle and its mind blowing architecture from the outside.

Hohenschwangau castle

3. High Castle of Füssen:

Majestically, the High Castle is located in the center of the old town of Füssen. At the end of the 13th century, Duke Lois II of Bavaria ordered its construction.

High Castle of Füssen

Around 1500, Bishop Frederich II von Zollern fundamentally re-designed it. It's one of the most important late-Gothic castles in Germany. Unfortunately, the Castle is being neglected by most of the traveler as they always priorities Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle over High Castle of Füssen.

After coming back from the castle we explored the Fussen City Center in the mystic fog of Bavarian Alps. The old town of Fussen is a real gem at night and highly recommended for late night walk.

Our 2nd day in Füssen - Exploring the surrounding & Lakes near Füssen on Cycle

We have rented a Bicycle on the 2nd day of our trip for 48 hours from Ski Sport Luggi so we can easily explore and enjoy the valley floor on bicycles. I must say it's a best way to explore Füssen, surrounding towns, lakes and the country side by a bicycle.

Cycling in Bavaria

We had cycled around 26 km and covered the small farms where we enjoyed the view of sheep, cows and horses grazing the grass.

Ski Sport Luggi can also speaks English and have best bikes in the middle of city center. Highly recommended to avail their service.

1. Füssen Old Town:

As we had already been to Füssen old town last night, we wanted to see how it looks during a day so we had a short cycle ride on narrow cobblestone street of Füssen which take us back to the medieval times.

Füssen Old Town

The town has mostly local brands along with few International brands like Espirit. The shops usually closed around 6:00 PM so if you want to do some shopping – don’t be late. They also have few cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy your time.

2. Lechfall:

The Lechfall is located around 1.2 Km from the Füssen city center. It was originated about 12,000 years ago from the meltwater of Lech Glacier formed a large lake.

Lechfall Füssen

The Lech initially fell about 100 m deep over the rock ledge in the then Füssener Lake and then eroded the narrow canyon.

It's a significant tourist attraction and according to the local legend, Saint Magnu jumped across the Lech at this point when he was running from the pagan persecutors.

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Lech Fall in Fussen, Bavaria, Germany

3. Hopfensee:

Hopfensees a lake lies in the north of Füssen. The lake is formed by the Lechtal Glacier. The best way is to rent a cycle and enjoy the cycling on the track just next to the lake.

The length of the lake is 2.1 KM. On the north shore of the lake, there is a resort called Hopfen am see.

Hopfensees a lake lies in the north of Füssen

There is a huge campground on the east shore where lot of camping cars was parked. You can also go for swimming, boating, sailing and wind surfing but it totally depends on the weather.

Mostly it's possible from May to August. On the north Shore of the lake you can enjoy the amazing and breathe taking view of Allgau Alps.

4. Alpsee:

The Alpsee is a lake located around 4 Km away from the Füssen. It's very close to the famous castles Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangua Castle. You can see the wonderful view of the lake from the windows in the castle.

Alpsee, Füssen

It's one of the popular tourist attractions in Füssen where you can also have the boat on rent and float along with wild swans that inhabit the lake.

Our 3rd day in Füssen - Exploring the surrounding Füssen on Cycle

1. Cycling in Bavaria: Explore Schwangau and countryside

We started our exploration of 3rd day again on Bicycles. We again headed towards Schwangau and enjoyed the cycling track and the view of the valley and farms.

Schwangau, Bavaria

There are also bus connections from Füssen but we prefer bicycles as on bicycles you can stop whenever and wherever you want and believe me the beauty of this area is literally out of this world. It's next-to-last town on the Romantic Road that terminates in Füssen.

Cycling in Schwangau

We also enjoyed a mesmerizing view of the castles from the Schwangau which is beyond words to explain. Schwangau is a town located around 4 km from Füssen and 1.5 Km from Hohenschwangau.

Cycling in Schwangau

2. Visited Église Saint-Coloman de Schwangau:

Our next point was the Pilgrimage church of St. Coloman. The church is located in the open field and considered as a creation of early Baroque in Bavaria. It's Gothic church which was built in 1945.

Église Saint-Coloman de Schwangau

3. Tegelberg:

Tegelberg is a mountain which is a part of Ammergau Alps. It's a mountain to explore in every season. I would highly suggest to spend a time here. We almost spend a whole day here. It's just amazing. It's located next to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein.

Activities in Tegelberg:

Tegelberg offers a numerous range of activities from skiing to children play area to cable car to Summer toboggan run. The valley offers a lot of adventures with the summer toboggan run, the children's playground, the mountain water paddling pool and climbing rocks.

In Winter, groomed slopes and cross-country trails invite you to Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing or touring. We had experienced the following activities and highly recommend to enjoy it.

Tegelberg bahn:

Tegelberg Cable car takes you to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy the magical view of the alps on one side and Neuschwanstein Castle and on the other side. The breath taking view of the valley floor are so mesmerizing that you will forget that whether you are in planet Earth or in heaven.

View of Fussen valley from the top of the Tegelberg

The ticket costs you around 20 per person for the round trip. It depends on you as well, you can go by doing hiking or also take one way ticket. As we wanted to enjoy the view from the cable car, we bought round trip ticket. You can easily buy the tickets from the ticket counter.

Our round trip tickets of Tegelberg Bahn which is a cable car

Oh My GOD !!!!! I want to spend rest of my life here. I totally lost in the beauty of the alps and the valley. The weather was perfectly fine with amazing sunshine but the winds were very strong.

There's a restaurant there, where you can enjoy your coffee. We spend around 3-4 hours there but it’s not enough for the place like this.

View of Fussen valley from the top of the Tegelberg

Be careful about the closing time of the cable car. We were so lost in the beauty – we forgot about the closing time. In winter, it closes at 4:30 PM.

But the staff of the cable car was so generous that they took us along with them in the last cable car. In case if you missed the last cable car you have to come on foot.

Summer Toboggan Run:

It's the best thing to do in Alps. The Sumer Toboggan has a ticket for 4 per person and for kids- it’s for 3.5. You can easily buy the tickets from the ticket counter. It takes up automatically. The view of the Alps is so amazing. Once you are on the top of the hill it starts descending.

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Summer Toboggan Run in Bavaria, Germany

That's the point where the real fun starts. You have to control it manually with the help of pulling the gear. It has many steep turn on which you have to reduce the speed. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN.

P.S. I tried it for 3 times !! .. Highly recommended to do it.

Hiking and climbing:

Due to the limited time, we have not get the chance to hike or climb the mountain but you must really go for it if you love hiking and enjoy the beautiful view.


There's also an option of adventurous activity to fly in the Alps. For the paragliding, you have to book in advance.

There's also a café where you can try famous Franconia Currywurst and Pommes.

Ending Note:

After three days full of fun, indulging into history and natural beauty ,Adventure and thrill in Bavaria. It's time to go back home. We took a Regional Express Train from Füssen to Munich and then From Munich to Dortmund on ICE.

I will recommend to spend at least 3 days in Füssen to enjoy the beauty of this alluring area.

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