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.
Zugspitze is the highest mountain range in Germany and a famous ski resort. The mountain stands at an impressive 2,962 meters (9717 feet) above sea level. The area has a variety of activities and attractions to offer both skiers and non-skiers. While the ski enthusiasts might take to the snow-covered slopes of the white mountain, for the non-skiers, there is a tranquil igloo village and Germany's highest church to visit. Cable cars run up and down the mountain, making the peak accessible to skiers and non-skiers alike.
The Partnachklamm or Partnach Gorge is an incredible natural wonder, just a half an hour walk from the Olympic Stadium of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the gorge is the starting point for several hikes and trails. You'll get a chance to see the stunning waterfalls and rapids while following one of two paths, the Iron Bridge for the more adventurous tourists and the walking trail following the water. Particularly stunning in Winter, torch-lit guided tours are perfect to admire the dramatic natural beauty of the Partnachklamm.
The glorious azure lake of Forggensee is located a little North of the city center of Füssen. The lakeshore stretches to 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) in length and 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) in breadth and offers some of the best views Bavaria. One of the largest lakes in the state, Lake Forggensee is a thriving tourist attraction which also offers water sports and activities such as boating and cruises, while the terrestrial periphery of the lake is often used for activities such as hiking and biking.
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.
Perched atop a hill and the Swiss valley of Reutte, the Ehrenberg Castle of Austria is a popular attraction among tourists for its charming historical atmosphere and stunning woodland and city views. Accessed via a short hike, this ruinous castle is a perfect spot for a family day out and a must visit for history enthusiasts!
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.
Formerly the St.Mang's Monastery, built in the 9th Century for the Benedictine monks and later turned into an imposing Baroque Church, the building now houses the Fussen Heritage Museum and the Town Hall. The museum is a perfect place to start your exploration of Fussen's cultural heritage, as it houses a vast number of artifacts from over 1000 years of history including a fascinating display on the craft of Lute building built around Karl Leonhardt's collection, which Fussen was famous for till the 1800s. The building itself is a testament to Fussen's heritage, the main hall, refectory, cells, and the domed colloquium beautiful examples of architecture; as well as the stunning paintings and archaeological pieces that can be found in its permanent collections. The Fussen Heritage Museum is an absolute must-visit while in Fussen.
Located between the small town of Hopfen and Füssen proper, Lake Hopfensee forms a busy attraction in the Schwaben region. Offering breathtaking, unrestricted views of the Alps that surround it, Hopfensee is quite popular with tourists as well as locals, thanks to the several business establishments, restaurants and taverns that are located in the area. The lake is 4.6 meters (15 feet) deep and is a result of the Lechtal Glacier. The eastern part of the lakeshore also has camping facilities where friends and family can spend quality time while admiring the natural beauty that this region is blessed with. Come winter, the snow covers the lake's environs while the frozen lake looks enchanting and transforms into a natural ice rink for visitors.