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Introduction

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Schloss Neuschwanstein

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Füssen is a small town in the Allgau region of Bavaria. It is located on the river Lech, and is most famous for the castle of Neuschwanstein that was built just outside the town in the hills. It is also the end of the famous Romantische Strasse (the Romantic road), that starts at Würzburg.

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Sights and Activities

Neuschwanstein Castle

The Castle Neuschwanstein is the biggest legacy of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The built of the castle started in 1868, and was completed in 1892 several years after the King died. The castle is that of a fairytale prince, and has become the inspiration for Walt Disney's Castle of the Sleeping Beauty, and it has been copied in some of the Disney parks. The castle itself was inspired on Opera's by Richard Wagner, especially the Opera Tannhauser, in which the Swan knight Lohengrin is the central figure. Seven weeks after the King died in 1886 the castle was opened for the public. It has become one of the European topattractions which is visited by around 1.3 million people every year. The Castle is situated in the Alps of southern Germany, near the town of Füssen. Visits can be done pretty easy from Munich aswell. There are several tour operators offering daytrips, but you can also go by train and bus. Near to the castle also lies the castle of Hohenschwangau.

Bad Faulenbach

Bad Faulenbach is a part of the town, where sulfer baths can be found. Here you can follow all kinds of therapies. Some are for patients, other are just to enjoy.

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Getting There

By Plane

Fussen doesn't have it's own airport, but the airports near Munich and Innsbrück are about 1-2 hours away, depending on route and traffic.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Guesthouse JordeWelfenstr. 35Guesthouse76
Happy Sleep HouseLuitpoldstrasse 12Guesthouse-
Hotel Sonne FuessenReichenstr. 37 Prinzregentenplatz 1,Bavarian AlpsHotel-
House L.A. - City Hostel FussenWachsbleiche 2Hostel75
Youth Hostel FussenMariahilferstr. 5 FussenHostel75
Mainstation HostelBahnhofstr. 10HOSTEL81
Old Kings Fuessen Design HostelFranziskanergasse 2HOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Germany's postal system is very efficient, their logistics branch DHL is one of the best companies in this field world-wide, with domestic post or within a radius of 400 kilometres, send within a day. The website of Deutsche Post has an online calculator for postage fees as well as a post office finder. For example it costs about €40 to send a small package to Australia and €1.70 to send an old-fashioned letter to any place in the world outside of Europe. Within Germany, sending postcards costs €0.45 and standard letters €0.55, within Europe it is €0.65 for a postcard, standard letters to places in Europe cost €0.70. Outside Europe, the prices for sending a postcard or standard letter are €1 and €1.70 respectively. Although you will find the old post offices (mainly in the city centre), most of the smaller neighbourhood post offices are part of a small tobacco shop or grocery store.

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Quick Facts

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Population
14,236
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 47.569678
  • Longitude: 10.700426

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