Füssen is a small town two hours south of Munich. It is on the border of Austria, and in the Alps. I only spent a day trip from Munich here, however I wish I spent more as there is so much to do here. Kilometres of trekking the mountains sounds perfect to me and these mountains are absolutely incredible. The town is small, however there is an area which still has the old walls from the old city, and there is, like all towns in Germany at this time of the year, a Christmas market. This town is two hours by train from Munich, I couldn’t find a bus that went here. The train ticket is €25 for two people return (in the same day).
After exploring the small town to find food we took the 78 bus up to the Neuschwanstein castle and the Hohenschwangau castle which was €4.40 each return. We initially intended on going up the cable car at Tegelberg and trekking down to the castles, however this is closed for maintenance every year at this time. We had not booked our tickets for entering the castles, which were unfortunately booked out for Neuschwanstein, so we just went inside Hohenschwangau. The tours are very much controlled and guided, and while the one we went on was nice, the castle looked far more grand from the outside. The Alpsee lake was beautiful and a walk around that would have probably been a better use of my time than going inside the castle, after all, the castles were built in this area because the King’s loved the surrounding area so immensely. A long wait for the bus resulted in us having a beer in one of the restaurants, and then we left to get back to Munich.
Prices (all in Euro and current at time of posting)
Train return from Münich – 25/for two people; sandwich from bakery – 2.70; bus return to/from castles – 4.40; Gluhwein – 3/each