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Füssen

A captivating corner of Bavaria
 
Explore the cobbled streets of Füssen, the highest town in Bavaria; visit two magnificent castles – the Gothic Hohenschwangau and the Disney-like Neuschwanstein; and enjoy self-guided walking besides picturesque lakesides and along panoramic mountain trails.
Füssen. 3 nights
Füssen. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Fairy-tale Füssen

South of Munich, the Bavarian Alps’ wooded slopes and craggy limestone peaks form a spectacular backdrop to sparkling lakes, idyllic villages of ornately frescoed houses, and lush meadows that are filled with flowers in early summer. One such lake is that of Füssen, whose picturesque shores afford awe-inspiring views of the mountains, taking in the region’s two magnificent castles: Gothic Hohenschwangau and fairy-tale Neuschwanstein – a true sight to behold…
The town itself is similarly picturesque – it is the highest in Bavaria, and located at the southernmost end of the 'Romantische Strasse' long-distance cycle route. The Old Town is a maze of cobbled streets, dominated by the Hohes Schloss, the late summer residence of the Prince Bishops of Augsburg, while the centre is full of lovely cafés and restaurants where you can sit outside and relax over lunch and a chilled Bavarian beer.
 

Itinerary

  • Oberammergau to Füssen
    Leaving Oberammergau, you travel by direct bus to Füssen, where you spend two nights at the centrally located Altstadthotel zum Hechten; alternatively, upgrade to the Hotel Hirsch, close to the historic centre.

    It is not a long bus journey, leaving plenty of time for a relaxed lunch at one of Füssen’s attractive eateries, and for wandering the streets of this bustling 700-year-old town. We suggest a visit to the Gothic Hohes Schloss with its art gallery and tower complete with dungeon, and to the Benedictine abbey of St Mang, where a museum chronicles the town’s violin- and lute-making history.
  • Choice of walks around Füssen: 10km to 12km
    We provide notes for a choice of delightful walks for your next two days, all affording beautiful views of the Alps. The third and fourth options can be combined, as the latter starts where the former finishes.
     
    Circular walk via Alatsee & Obersee: 10km, 3hrs
    This gentle, introductory option starts and finishes in Füssen, though you soon lose sight and sound of the town as you wander through the woods, enjoying occasional glimpses of the Alps to the south. The halfway point is the small lake of Alatsee, a lovely spot to stop and relax, and you also pass Obersee and Mittersee before returning to your hotel.
     
    Linear walk from Buching: 12km, 5hrs
    Beginning and ending with a bus ride, this linear walk leads initially through forest on wide, undulating gravel tracks, with the option to stop for refreshments at one of two mountain huts. There is some steep ascent and descent involved, though you are rewarded with fabulous views – of the higher mountains, the plains and ice-blue lakes to the north-west, and of spectacular Neuschwanstein.
     
    Linear walk to Neuschwanstein: 11km, 4hrs
    This third option is a real highlight for serious walkers, though it is mostly downhill! You begin by taking the cable car (pay locally) up to the Tegelberghaus (built for King Ludwig's mother, Queen Mary) from where there are stunning views. Make a detour to the Ahornspitze for more breathtaking views, before descending via the hunting lodge at Bleckenau. This is called 'The Royal Descent' as it ends at Neuschwanstein, one of the most romantic castles in Europe.
     
    Linear walk from Neuschwanstein: 11km, 3.5hrs
    This peaceful walk allows for a visit to Neuschwanstein in the morning before returning to Füssen on a quiet, high path which later drops down to the lakes of Alpsee and Schwansee.
 

Accommodation

We offer a choice of hotels. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.

Please note: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed. Though the Altstadthotel zum Hechten does have rooms with separate beds, these are very small.
 
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  • 3 nights: 08 June - 04 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    8 June - 4 October £198 £70
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

     

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per room)

    Altstadthotel zum Hechten, Füssen
    Superior: 08 Jun - 04 Oct 2019 £13
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
 
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