Füssen is a small, picturesque and fairytale town in Bavaria, about one kilometer from the Austrian border, which has historically been an important center for violin making. It takes about two hours to get there by train from Munich and even if you don’t stay overnight, it is a must stop on most bus tours that take tourists to the castles of Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired Walt Disney) and Hohenschwangau.
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Accommondation – During our stay in Füssen, it was arranged to stay at the 4-star Luipoldpark Hotel, literally a step from the bus station for the castle. Our room was a circular tower overlooking the High Castle and the beautiful city of Füssen.
Transportation – Füssen is a very small town, so you can walk around on foot.
By Car: The easiest way to get to Füssen is by car. It takes about 1 hour 40 minutes from Munich, 1 hour 25 from Innsbruck and 2 hours 30 from Zurich.
By Train: Regular trains travel from Munich to Füssen (journey time 2 hours). Buy a Bayern Pass from Munich that includes your trips to Munich, the train to Füssen and the bus to the castle or if you want to get a direct ticket from Munich to Füssen, check here.
Füssen Travel Tips
Days Needed: 2-3
Best season: Christmas season or January-February to see it snowy & Spring / Summer to see it bloom.
Country: Germany (capital city Berlin)
Currency: Euro (in most places accept cards)
Amidst the bavarian Alpine mountains, surrounded by tall trees dressed in the discreet white veil of snow, a majestic castle stands on the hill and looks like it has sprung from the pages of a Disney fairy tale.