The Basilika St. Mang is a big, Baroque church which is a part of the St. Mang's Abbey. While the abbey is no longer functional and is operated as a museum, the church is still in operation, attracting scores of visitors due to its palace like design.
Located on a mountainside overlooking the Hohenschwangau valley, the Neuschwanstein Castle is a dream-like structure in an idyllic setting. Construction of the castle began in 1869 but was not completed until 1892. King Ludwig II commissioned its construction so that he could stay in a beautiful castle when he wanted to escape the royal courts. However, the king did not live to see the castle's completion. Visitors can explore the castle's Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic-inspired interior, including the third and fourth floors, which were supposed to have been the king’s residences. These floors house opulent murals and spectacular wood carvings. Tours of the castle are available throughout the day. Visitors must visit the nearby Mary's Bridge, from where the view of the castle and its surroundings is stunning.
Standing out amid the dense verdure of Bavaria, the imposing facade of the Hohenschwangau Castle looks nothing short of a castle from a fairytale. Dating back to the 19th Century and credited to Maximilian II of Bavaria, the castle was home to King Ludwig II when he was a child. The architecture and interiors of the castle are simply spectacular. The castle is open to public visitation throughout the year and also offers guided tours in several languages. The castle is one of the prime tourist attractions in the city. The Schloss Hohenschwangau is also one of the few castles in the country that remained unscathed during both World War I and World War II.
The Alpsee is situated in the quaint Bavarian mountainside, near the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles. This beautiful lake has a maximum depth of 62 meters (203.4 feet) and a short shoreline of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). It has become popular with tourists for its scenic Alpine and castle views, serene atmosphere, and pristine waters. The lake is an ideal spot for watching birds like wild swans floating calmly in the cold waters. Alpsee is also an idyllic lake to enjoy boating, and the surrounding area features exquisite trails that are waiting to be explored.
Tegelberg rises steeply from the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. This imposing, but the starkly beautiful range is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, ski enthusiasts, paragliding enthusiasts and other tourists. Within driving distance from the Neuschwanstein Castle, the mountain also has a popular cable car facility and panoramic restaurant where diners can have an unforgettable meal.
The highest elevated castle in the country, Falkenstein Castle and its ruins are located at a height of 1277 meters (4190 feet) in the Bavarian Alps. Built during the 13th Century and destroyed by the 17th Century, the castle was then purchased by King Ludwig II In 1883. He set into motion an elaborate plan to rebuild the castle under the guidance of the architect Christian Jank but the project fell through upon the King's death three years later. Today, the castle ruins make for an exhilarating hiking excursion, with a museum featuring informative and interesting exhibits located in the vicinity.
Located in Bavaria, Füssen is one of the last towns at the end of the Romantic Road, before the Germanic-Austrian border begins. The town is set in charming, romantic locales, with the Alps forming striking views in the backdrop, while the River Lech flows through the town's midst. Famous for its violin-making industry, Füssen is also home to the Hohes Schloss, a stately landmark and former summer residence of the Prince-Bishops of Augsburg that preserves several Renaissance and late Gothic artworks.
Located within the Hohes Schloss, in one of the prince-bishop's stately chambers, the State Gallery houses a range of late Gothic and Renaissance paintings and statues. It also features artworks from 19th-century romanticist painters like Spitzweg and some historical art from artist Franz Defregger. The Pocci Collection is displayed here as well, as is the iconic Salvator Mundi artwork by Leonardo da Vinci.
Hohe Schloss is perched atop a hill overlooking the town of Füssen. The impressive structure dates back to the 1200s and is considered to be among the best-preserved castles of Bavaria. Sporting a commanding, Gothic facade, the castle, was once the summer residence of the Prince Bishops of Augsburg. The place now houses a fantastic art collection, notable among which are the illusive paintings. Operated by the state government, Hohe Schloss is open for public viewing.
Altstadt von Fuessen is the historic heart of the charming town of Füssen. Its cobbled pathways are lined with several attractions of which the High Castle, the stunning City Museum and the Benedictine monastery of St. Mang are some of the notable places to visit. The old town is also surrounded by quaint cafes that are perfect for a enjoying a some refreshments while soaking in views of the city. The vibrantly painted houses are yet another draw if the old town, these make for a perfect muse for your cameras.