Füssen: The Place to Be
If the holiday vacation is so important to you that you dont want to spend time in an overrated place, then Füssen in Bavaria, Germany is the place to be. The growing demand for this 700-year old town spells pure romanticism. This is exactly the place you are looking for if you are looking for a great destination for your weekend getaway or a break from the city.
What makes the city of Füssen appealing to tourists and backpackers is its location. This charming town is impressively found on the edge of the Alps. But that is not the only thing that makes it alluring. Füssen is also framed in by high mountain peaks while being an idyllic lake district. Of all the towns in Bavaria, this has the highest elevation so it is a suitable starting point when you want to visit the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
Moreover, Füssens medieval town center looks like it is drawn by an artists hand because it rises high above the banks of River Lech. This wonderful city is also home to a variety of historical epochs that meet in this place for a harmonious ensemble. Füssen stands as an invitation for tourists and visitors alike for a unique journey of discovery back in the past and taking a look around all the shops. The Hohes Schloss, which is the former summer residence of prince bishops of Augsburg and the largest and most preserved late gothic castle complex of Swabia, is the landmark of Füssen and it towers above a maze of narrow lanes.
Nowadays, bishops have been occupying the living quarters of the Hohes Schloss, where they are housing a ranch gallery of Bavarian State Collections of Paintings. These paintings focus on Renaissance and late gothic pieces of art from the regions of Allgau-Swabian and Franconian.
The Hohe Schloss is just one of the many places you could visit while you are in Füssen. There are also castle courtyard facades that you will surely enjoy. Not only that, these facades is adorned with illusionist paintings that will delude you into seeing window frames, oriels, and molded corners. The entertaining festivals in Füssen will keep you going because almost all of them are set with an historical back-drop and an open-air culture on their market squares or courtyards and even at their Christmas market during the pre-Christmas season. Your holiday will definitely be unforgettable because Füssens medieval centers will let you experience magic of a very special kind.