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Romantic Road: Würzburg - Füssen

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  • Schwangau Schloss Hohenschwangau © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Augsburg Rathaus mit Perlachturm © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Dinkelsbühl © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Altstadt Dinkelbühl © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Dinkelsbühl © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Donauwörth © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Bei Füssen © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Füssen Hopfensee © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Landsberg am Lech © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Nördlingen © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Nördlingen © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Füssen © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Schloss Weikersheim © Romantische Straße Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft
  • Wertheim
  • Würzburg Blick auf die Residenz
  • Würzburg Innenstadt
  • Würzburg Alte Mainbrücke
  • Würburg
  • Würzburg Innenstadt
  • Würzburg Alte Residenz

tour description

Cycling for romantics

Are you looking for a fairytale Germany like out of a picture book? Do you like medieval cities? Then this bike tour is just right for you. This varied cycle tour leads through numerous medieval cities with many cultural and architectural sights. You cycle with pleasure along the Romantic Road cycle path and thus through a wide variety of natural landscapes with vineyards, beech forests, rivers, alluvial forests, wet meadows and raised bogs. Small inclines await you again and again, with flat stretches in between through wide valleys. The cycle path is partly asphalted, partly water-bound and often on country roads with little traffic. Unfortunately, cobblestone stretches cannot be avoided in the historic old towns. But look forward to the beautiful old half-timbered houses in a historical ambience. Marvel at the massive beams and playful carvings, the royal residences and the world-famous royal castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein at the end of your bike tour.

1. day Arrival in Würzburg

Arrive early to discover Würzburg, which lies so charmingly between the vineyards. The Würzburg Residence invites you to take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped garden. And in the evening: enjoy your first day of vacation with a glass of wine in one of the nice wine bars.

2. day Würzburg - Wertheim, approx. 45 km

On your first day of cycling, you roll comfortably through the Steinbachtal to Wertheim. Look forward to this small half-timbered town on the Main. The castle ruins towers over the small, winding streets of the old town, which invite you to stroll. Let yourself be enchanted by the charming half-timbered houses of the winding city.

3. day Wertheim - Bad Mergentheim/ surroundings, approx. 50 km

Look forward to your bike ride through the idyllic Taubertal. Pure nature experience is combined here with 1000 years of history. In a gentle up and down cycle you cycle on one of the most beautiful cycle routes in Germany and a cycle path that has been awarded 5 stars by the ADFC (January 2019). In Bronnbach, marvel at the former Cistercian abbey with monastery church (1151) and the Romanesque-Gothic cloister. The monastery shop and the vinotheque invite you to linger. Take a leisurely break on the way in the historic old town of Tauberbischofsheim and marvel at the numerous Franconian half-timbered buildings, narrow streets, churches and chapels, the Kurmainzischer Schloss and the Türmersturm, the city's landmark.

4. day Bad Mergentheim - Rothenburg o. d. Tauber, approx. 55 km

After a few kilometers, the beautiful moated castle of Weikersheim, a renaissance castle with castle garden and orangery, awaits you. Then you continue to follow the beautiful Taubertal cycle path. Note the Tauber Bridge by Balthasar Neumann in Tauberrettersheim and the Herrgottskirche in Creglingen with the Marien Altar by Tilman Riemenschneider. The highlight of the day is of course the Tauberperle Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its impressive medieval architecture. The city wall still consists of many preserved gatehouses, towers and a covered walkway above the wall and picturesquely encompasses the entire old town center. Look forward to the evening, because you can take part in the night watchman tour (incl.) Through the quiet city.

5. day Rothenburg o. d. Tauber - Dinkelsbühl, approx. 60 km

Your first destination for the day is the Schillingsfürst castle complex, which is well worth seeing and is visible from afar on a mountain spur of the Frankenhöhe. The baroque palace of the princes of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst was owned by the Hohenlohe family as early as 1313, but was then destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years. The museum rooms as well as the parks today point to the heyday of the small princely residence. After a worthwhile break you cycle to Dinkelsbühl with its colorful houses. Even today, the old town is completely surrounded by a city wall and is one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany.

6. day Dinkelsbühl - Nördlingen, approx. 40 km

Today you cycle through the Nördlinger Ries, a geologically extremely interesting area, because it was created by the "Ries event", a meteorite impact about 14.5 million years ago. The Nördlinger Ries impact crater is now the best preserved crater in Europe. The flat, largely unforested crater basin with its 25 km diameter and the crater rim up to 150 m high can be easily recognized in the landscape. But Nördlingen with its medieval old town also has a lot to offer. Marvel at the roofed battlement of the medieval city wall, the imposing construction of the Gothic St. George's Church in the center of the city and climb the spire. You will be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

7. day Nördlingen - Donauwörth, approx. 40 km

Today's destination is the Bavarian-Swabian Donauperle Donauwörth, which is idyllically located at the confluence of the Danube and Wörlitz on the Romantic Road. Enjoy a stroll through the old free imperial city. The heart of the city is colorful, with a splendid street. Marvel at the town hall, which has presented itself in its current form since 1853, the Tanzhaus (1400) and the Fuggerhaus (1537). You can also visit the Liebfrauenmünster, a three-aisled Gothic brick hall church on the highest point of Reichsstraße. It was built from 1444 to 1467 and features the largest bell in Swabia and a Gothic Christ from 1513 above the high altar.

8. day Donauwörth - Augsburg, approx. 50 km

Today you cycle beautifully and varied along the Romantic Road to Augsburg and thus reach one of the oldest cities in Germany. Here you can still find the most diverse stylistic epochs in the old town. Marvel at the medieval guild houses, the Cathedral of the Visitation (11th century), the St. Ulrich and Afra basilica with its onion dome, the Renaissance town hall with the Golden Hall and the Fugger houses. The Fuggerei in Augsburg is the oldest existing social housing estate in the world. The row house settlement was founded by Jakob Fugger “the rich” in 1521. In the houses, some people are farther living there - around 150 needy Catholic citizens of Augsburg live in the 140 apartments in the 67 houses and pay only a minimal rent. You can also visit the Schaezlerpalais with its famous art collections and museums or the Augsburger Puppenkiste, where the most famous marionettes can be seen in display cases.

9. day Augsburg - Landsberg am Lech, approx. 50 km

Your bike route today takes you to Königsbrunn and the Mercateum in the center of the city. The Mercateum is a monument and a museum at the same time. It is the largest globe in the world based on historical cartography. The globe stands on a platform surrounded by a water basin and can be entered through two doors. Inside, stairs connect five levels in which the museum's exhibits on the subject of long-distance trade are presented. After a definitely interesting break, you will then cycle to Landsberg am Lech with its colorful rows of houses. Look forward to the little town, because Landsberg am Lech is not known as the “Upper Bavarian Rothenburg” for nothing. Marvel at the impressive old town backdrop, the impressive Lechwehr, the numerous churches, towers and gates of the city and the historic town hall with its facade from the 18th century.

10. day Landsberg am Lech - Schongau, approx. 35 km

With the bike you dive into the Pfaffenwinkel today and with it into the flat Lechfelder Land, which slowly but surely merges into the hilly foothills of the Alps. Enjoy the gentle hilly landscape and the nature of the idyllic Pfaffenwinkel before you reach Schongau, which owes its origins to the Romans. Even in the Middle Ages, Schongau was an important hub and an important trading center. With its largely preserved city wall, the old town rises on a ridge and is idyllically surrounded by the Lech.

11. day Schongau - Schwangau/ Füssen, approx. 50 km

Look forward to your last cycling stage and to Schwangau with the world-famous castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. What is known today as Hohenschwangau Castle was first mentioned in the 12th century as Schwanstein Castle. The building was owned by the Knights of Schwangau until the 16th century, after which the owners changed frequently, and the castle was severely damaged several times in various wars. From 1833 to 1837, King Maximilian II had the castle converted into a palace in the neo-Gothic style. The interior is still adorned with numerous wall paintings with themes from medieval legends. Neuschwanstein Castle is also nearby. Today it is a magnet for visitors from all over the world. From the Marienbrücke you not only have a unique view of the fairytale castle, which is well worth seeing, but also of the imposing Pöllat Gorge (both castles can only be visited on guided tours). But also the city of Füssen - the romantic soul of Bavaria - inspires with medieval streets, historical buildings and the old city wall. Numerous cozy restaurants and cafes, shops and squares invite you to take a long stroll.

12. day Schwangau/ Füssen departure

The romantic time in the bicycle saddle passed far too quickly. We would be happy to book additional nights for you in beautiful Füssen so that you can visit the royal palaces in their full splendor. If you want to go back to Würzburg, you can also book a return transfer. Please ask us for the exact price for the return transfer.

prices & services

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Romantic Road: Würzburg - Füssen
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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duration:
12 days
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

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prices 2022

Prices are per person.

Season 1

20.04. – 30.04.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 899,00 €
Single room 1.229,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 999,00 €
Single room 1.339,00 €
 

Season 2

01.05. – 14.07.2022

16.08. – 05.10.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 1.168,00 €
Single room 1.498,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 1.268,00 €
Single room 1.608,00 €
 

Season 3

15.07. – 15.08.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 1.198,00 €
Single room 1.528,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 1.298,00 €
Single room 1.638,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
129,00 €
 
electric bike
259,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Würzburg Cat. B
Double room 69,00 €
Single room 99,00 €
 
Schwangau/ Füssen Cat. B
Double room 66,00 €
Single room 89,00 €
 
Würzburg Cat. A
Double room 79,00 €
Single room 109,00 €
 
Schwangau/ Füssen Cat. A
Double room 94,00 €
Single room 109,00 €
 

bookable additional services

Return transfer every Saturday at 9 a.m. (from 4 people)
129,00 €
Travel services
  • Night guard tour in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Entry into the Schaezlerpalais in Augsburg
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about the Würzburg - Füssen tour

Below you will find specific information about the bike tour on the Romantic Road from Würzburg to Füssen. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival options by train

Würzburg can be easily reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to get to our partner hotels in Würzburg is a short taxi ride from the train station. Current timetable information and price information can be found very practically at:

Train schedule

Parking in Würzburg

You will receive detailed information about the parking options at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey.

Some of the hotels have their own parking spaces directly at the building (e.g. parking spaces for approx. € 12.00 or underground parking spaces for approx. € 12.00 per day) or in the vicinity (e.g. public parking spaces, multi-storey car parks and Underground garages - free of charge or for a fee).

Available rental bikes

If you would like a rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose from 24-speed unisex bicycles with free-wheeling and 8-speed unisex electric bicycles with hub gears and free-wheeling.

The rental bikes are equipped with a waterproof, spacious saddlebag as well as a tool set, an air pump, an odometer and a lock. You will also receive a handlebar bag per room. On request, we will be happy to provide a second saddle bag for you. Simply state your bike requirements when booking.

Characteristics of the cycle paths

For the most part, the cycle route runs on small, quiet and paved country roads; it is partly on paved or sandy bike paths. In parts, the path runs in hilly terrain on well-signposted paths.

Return transfer to Würzburg

A return transfer from Schwangau / Füssen back to Würzburg by bus can be booked on request. In 2022 we will be offering a return transfer on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. This takes about 5 hours (at least 4 people).

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price

Any tourism tax that may be incurred is not part of the tour price and must therefore be paid on site at the hotel.

7 days hotline service

If the bicycle chain has broken, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available for you 7 days a week and will organize help as soon as possible.

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

tour highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Site Würzburg Residence

The Würzburg Residence is the main work of the South German Baroque and also one of the most important palaces in Europe. As early as 1981, UNESCO added it - as the third building in Germany - to the list of World Heritage objects. It was built between 1720 and 1744 according to plans by Balthasar Neumann.

Residence in Würzburg

Grafeneckart and the Town Hall of Würzburg

The Würzburg town hall is not a single complex, but a group of buildings originally of different purpose from different times ... In 1256, a municipal council is mentioned in Würzburg for the first time. The citizens are thus decisively involved in the administration of the city. In 1316, the mayor and council acquired the Grafeneckart - visible sign of bourgeois independence striving against the episcopal sovereign.

Grafeneckart & Town Hall of Würzburg

Glass museum, Wertheim

In the former "Kallenbach'sche Haus" (1577) as well as an adjacent half-timbered house, the glass museum houses exhibits from luxury glass from the ancient world to the glass industry. Special exhibitions are held regularly. Sights: glass bead cabinet, glass for science and industry, glass blowing demonstrations, Christmas exhibition in the Adventszeit. In the direction of the church, the church goes to the present Protestant church

Glass Museum Wertheim

Old Town Hall, Bad Mergentheim

The construction of the Old Town Hall is closely linked to the history of the Teutonic Order. The distinctive Renaissance building was built between 1562 and 1564 at the request of the German minister Wolfgang Schutzbar of the Teutonic Order.

Old Town Hall in Bad Mergentheim

Baumeisterhaus, Rothenburg o.d.Tauber

The work and dwelling-house of the stonemason Leonhard Weidmann, is located in the Oberen Schmiedgasse, just below the market square, and is probably one of the most beautiful patrician houses in Rothenburg with its Renaissance facade and the magnificent inner courtyard (1596).

Baumeisterhaus in Rothenburg o.d.T.

Christmas museum, Rothenburg o.d.Tauber

In the middle of the heart of the picturesque town of Rothenburg, the Tauber in the beautiful Franconia on a journey into the past. Let yourself be captivated step by step by the romance of long past Christmas festivals. Enjoy a true eye-and-eye smell in our traditionally committed exhibition, among others. With glittering Christmas tree balls, grim and cheerful Christmas men, countless nutcrackers and man-made pyramids.

Christmas museum in Rothenburg

Castle Schillingsfürst

Located on the edge of the town of the same name, Schillingsfürst Castle rises above a 545-meter-high mountain spur above the Mittelfränkischen Naturpark Frankenhöhe. Here is also the Danube-Rhine watershed. Thus the water flows from the western rainforests of the castle across the Rhine-Main system towards the North Sea; The rain, which collects itself on the eastern roofs of the castle, is carried over the Danube into the Black Sea. The name "Schillingsfürst" derives from the prominent location ("First" = "Fürst") of the castle on the highest point of the Franconian height as well as from the name of the builder ("Schilling") of the first castle built here. The lords of Schillingsfuerst belonged to the Franconian Uradel. After the extinction of the Schillingsfürster line, around 1300, the Hohenlohe family, also belonging to the Uradel family, took over the castle and its village Frankenheim.

Castle Schillingsfürst

Old Town Hall, Dinkelsbühl

The building, which has been designated as the "Old Town Hall" since 1855, is one of the most important buildings in Dinkelsbühl, both in terms of its former function and its particular urban development. It probably originated in a Staufian ministerial seat, on the foundation of which a residential tower was built at the beginning of the 14th century. 1361 it is called for the first time as "stainhaus" of the patrician family Berlin. The entire complex includes a four-wing system, which is grouped around a courtyard.

From autumn 2008, the "Haus der Geschichte Dinkelsbühl von Krieg und Frieden" (House of History) will be located there. The old town hall with Löwenbrunnen and the nearby Wörnitztor form the imposing backdrop of the "Kinderzeche" every year to the city transfer.

The Summer Festival of the Landestheater Dinkelsbühl takes place in the garden of the Künßberghaus at Altrathausplatz.

Old Town Hall Dinkelsbühl

Nördlingen

Nördlingen is a beautiful city, with its medieval city center is probably unique in the world. The all-round city wall, the church tower "Daniel", which still calls the warmer every evening the so called "So, G'sell, so", and the medieval cityscape, valuable art works and interesting museums will leave a lasting impression on you .

Nördlingen

Donauwörth

In the middle of Germany's well-known holiday route, the "Romantic Road" one meets the confluence of Danube and Wörnitz on Donauwörth, "Bavarian Swabian Donauperle on the Romantic Road". Due to its central location, the city is a popular destination for urban explorers and also an ideal starting point for excursions and sightseeing in the environs.

Donauwörth

Local history museum, Donauwörth

This former fisherman's house with Gothic friezes from the 15th century is now the local museum and provides information about fishing, metal crafts, clothing customs and home decor in the 19th century.

Local history museum, Donauwörth

Fuggerei, Augsburg

The Fuggerei is the oldest existing social housing estate in the world, a city within the city with 67 houses and 142 apartments as well as its own church. Jakob Fugger founded the Fuggerei in the name of his brothers in 1521.

Around 150 needy citizens of Augsburg of Catholic faith live here for an annual rent of € 0.88 and three prayers a day. The Fuggerei with museum, show apartment and World War II bunker can be visited daily for an admission fee.

Fuggerei, Augsburg

Roman road Via Claudia Augusta

It all started in 15 BC. When the Roman general Drusus the Elder, adopted son of Augustus, began to develop the paths of the Celts, Rhaetians and Etruscans into the first real road across the Alps. This immense work was only completed 60 years later, namely 46/47 AD, by Drusus son, Emperor Claudius, in order to enable rapid military supplies, but also the people on the Adriatic and the Po with those in the To connect the Danube plains in the north of the empire and to facilitate the movement of goods.

Roman road Via Claudia Augusta

Landsberg am Lech

It is not for nothing that Landsberg am Lech is known as the "Upper Bavarian Rothenburg". With its imposing old town backdrop, the impressive Lech weir and the numerous churches, towers and gates, the city provides a fascinating insight into bygone times. In the city center there are several historical pearls to be admired: the historic town hall with its facade from the 18th century, the Gothic Bayertor (1425), the New City Museum (1693), the city parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin (15th century) and the Holy Cross Church (18th century). Also impressive are the Herkomer Museum with the mother tower from 1884 designed by the artist Sir Hubert Herkomer himself, as well as the rather inconspicuous St. John's Church from the outside, which houses a unique high altar designed by Dominikus Zimmermann.

Landsberg am Lech

Schongau

The city of Schongau is located in Pfaffenwinkel in beautiful Upper Bavaria on the language border between Bavarian and Swabian. Schongau owes its existence to the Romans, and the former Roman road to Augsburg is very close by. Even in the Middle Ages, Schongau was an important hub and trading center. Located on the west bank of the Lech at around 725 meters above sea level, Schongau today offers its around 11900 inhabitants as well as numerous tourists and visitors a well-preserved old town with an almost complete historical city wall, numerous shops and restaurants and a view of the nearby Alps.

Schongau

Castle Neuschwanstein

The idyllic location of Neuschwanstein is unique. King Ludwig II had built the castle to withdraw from the public. Neuschwanstein is today one of the most visited castles and castles in Europe. Around 1.3 million people visit "the castle of the fairy tale king". In the summer, an average of more than 6,000 visitors daily pass through rooms designed for a single occupant.

Castle Neuschwanstein

Castle Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau Castle is located directly opposite Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau near Füssen. As a 18-year-old, Maximilian von Bayern, on a hike, discovered the Hohenschwangau castle ruins, which were called "Schwanstein". Spontaneously, he decided to buy and rebuild. In the years 1833 to 1837 he let the remains of the medieval castle to a romantic residential castle expand. The interior and exterior design, the furnishings of the rooms and the more than 90 wall paintings are coordinated with each other and form a harmonious whole. The complex, as Maximilian and his artist architect created it, has been preserved as an extraordinary architectural monument from the time of the Romantic period.

Castle Hohenschwangau

Füssen

Strolling through the romantic center of the 700-year-old town of Fuessen is a true delight. The town has plenty of shopping as well as a number of sights to see: baroque churches, the former Benedictine abbey of St. Mang, the municipal museum, the “High Castle” (Hohes Schloss) with its inner courtyard and wonderful frescoes as well as a branch of the Bavarian State Art Gallery.

Füssen

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