On my German castle trip the fact that i was stopping in Füssen was nearly an afterthought – logistically it was the closest town to Neuschwanstein Castle with reasonable hotels so it seemed like a good place to spend the night. After driving 300 miles that day the last thing I wanted to do was go find dinner but instead of eating at my hotel I pulled up the best restaurants in the city and went for a half mile walk to a top rated pizza place, and goodness was I not disappointed.
This town is situated just North of the Austrian border and from nearly everywhere in town you can see the majesty of the snowcapped alps – still with snow on them, even in the middle of summer. I understand between the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castles as well as the Tegelberg it is a popular destination year round. If I can, I like to stay at Marriott or Starwood hotels because I have status but in Fussen this was not an option (the nearest hotel was 62 km away) so I settled for a local spot called Hotel Filser which all in, including breakfast was under €100.
As Summer in Europe stays light for so long after both dinner and ice cream I took a wander around the town at sunset and stumbled a path behind the High Castle of Füssen down to the Lech River where I caught the most gorgeous pink sunset over the Alps. Take a look a this darling little town:
Would you want to visit Fussen (or Füssen if we are being really proper)?