Event Highlights in Füssen
Füssen is not just known as a historical town and the starting point for a visit to the Castle of Neuschwanstein; the region also offers a top-class range of events the whole year round.
Internationally renowned musicians can be heard in Füssen during the summer Imperial Hall Concert Series held in the baroque surroundings of the Festival Hall of the Abbey of St. Mang, at the vielsaitig string festival and at the Füssen Festival Theatre. The romantic old town centre and the numerous lakes that surround the town provide an atmospheric backdrop for traditional festivals and unusual sporting events.
- Imperial Hall Concert Series: May to September
Classical, jazz and contemporary music in the baroque Festival Hall of the Abbey of St. Mang. Concerts.
- Start of the Forggensee boat ride season: June
Nine round trips each day until mid-October around Bavaria’s biggest man-made lake; starts at Füssen harbour. www.forggensee-schifffahrt.de
- Royal Castles Romantic Marathon: July
One of the most beautiful marathon routes in Germany, in the shadow of Neuschwanstein Castle. Starts and finishes in Füssen town centre. www.koenigsschloesser-romantikmarathon.de
- Altstadtkriterium: July
A bicycle race with the town of Füssen as a prize. The 800 metre circuit leads directly through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town.
- Schindaufest: August
Traditional beer festival with live music on Schrannenplatz in Füssen's old town centre.
- Town Festival: August
Live bands in all of Füssen’s old town squares. The restaurants in the old town centre will serve speciality beers and delicious treats from their kitchens. Saturday from 5.00 pm, Sunday from 11.00 am.
- Vielsaitig Festival: September
Concerts and music events with international ensembles. The concerts take place in the Imperial Hall of the Abbey of St. Mang in Füssen. www.festival-vielsaitig.fuessen.de
- Füssen Advent Market: December
An atmospheric Bavarian Christmas market in the baroque courtyard of the Abbey of St. Mang: Handcrafts, food and plenty of music to get you in the mood for the Christmas season. Every year on the first two weekends of advent. Opening hours: Friday 2.00 – 8.00 pm, Saturday/Sunday 11.00 am – 8.00 pm.
- Füssen New Year Party: 30th December
One-day open air New Year party with live music around the winter bar. Starting at 8.00 pm on Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz in front of the tourist information in Füssen.