Füssen is a town in Bavaria, Germany, in the district of Ostallgäu, situated one kilometre from the Austrian border. The town is known for violin manufacturing and as the closest transportation hub for the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. As of 2020-12-31, the town has a population of 15,538. Füssen in Allgäu is an enchanting town in the south of Bavaria, Germany, known for the Hohes Schloss and its Basilica and former Benedictine monastery of St Mang. The world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle is situated a few kilometers to the east.
Some visitors come to tour the castles and leave immediately afterward, leaving the beautiful little town unexplored. This is a great pity as there is much to see in Füssen and the surrounding area if you know what you are looking for! There are magnificent lakes with beautiful views and the “Kalvarienberg” which has the “Stations of the Cross” on it.
Get in Fussen By train
From Munich, direct trains leave about every two hours and take two hours. There are more frequent connections if you are prepared to change trains somewhere along the way.
From Innsbruck, head to Vils in Tirol (a small town 7 km from Füssen), Ulrichsbrücke-Füssen (the stop before Vils) or Reutte in Tirol.
Bus 74 runs from Reutte to Füssen via all these stations. Bus 71 runs from Vils directly to the castles.
Innsbruck to Füssen takes about 3 hours.
Get in Fussen By car
Füssen is on the end of the Romantic Road, coming from Augsburg as Bundesstraße 17 (B 17). From Munich, take the Autobahn A 96, leave at Landsberg Ost, and follow the B 17.
If you come from the north via Autobahn A7, take the last exit before the Austrian border.
Get in Fussen By bus
Maybe the cheapest way to get there: Many bus tours are operated to Füssen from most parts of southern Bavaria, often including a visit to the fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein. Watch for tours at Munich central station (Hauptbahnhof).