Füssen in the Bavarian Alps
The natural landscape at the foot of the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle is uniquely diverse: gentle Allgäu hills, the wild world of the mountains of the Ammergau, Lech Valley and Tannheim Alps and the idyllic lake landscape right on the edge of the Alpine range offer almost unlimited opportunities for an unforgettable romantic and active holiday.
Approximately 125 kilometres of hiking paths in the locality of Füssen alone, an extensive network of cycle tracks, kite flying, paragliding, ballooning, tennis, riding, golf, sailing, gliding, wind surfing, angling, boat trips on lake Forggensee and, of course, bathing in one of the finest natural outdoor baths by the lakes – the variety of leisure activities means there is something for everyone.
In winter the region round Füssen is a great attraction not only as a winter wonderland, but also on account of the programmes of Füssen's National ice hockes training centre and the charming slopes for alpine skiing on the mountains of Tegelberg and Breitenberg, which are members of the Allgäu-Tyrol Ski-Lift Association "Vitales Land". That the surroundings of Füssen, however, is also a man-made landscape formed over centuries is not something that only becomes clear during the first visit to the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, which attract visitors from all over the world to one of the most beautiful holiday regions in the Bavarian Alps. In the heart of the destination lies the over 700-year-old town of Füssen, at the southern end of the famous Romantic Road.
The outlying rural districts are situated around the core town of Füssen: Bad Faulenbach in the car-free Faulenbach Valley; Hopfen am See, praised as the "Allgäu Riviera" for the southern elegance of its townscape and the fantastic panorama view of the Alpine peaks; Weissensee, the most rural district with many opportunities for holidays on the farm. Anyone wanting to do something for their health and their own well-being can choose between a huge number of attractive health, fitness and wellness programmes in the spa hotels and sanatoriums. A cultural highlight is the musical "Ludwig²" in the Füssen Musical Theatre which carries the audiences away into the dream world of the Bavarian fairy-tale king.
A royal trip – whenever you're feeling like a holiday.