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Hohenschwangau Castle

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.


Flowing through small mountain streams, Ferchensee is a scenic mountain lake in the municipality of Mittenwald. The views of the surrounding area are equally beautiful where tourists can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities such as sightseeing, swimming in the lake, hiking the nearby trails or relaxing at the refreshment areas around. During cold seasons, the lake is covered with ice where several skaters enjoy playing ice hockey.

Schlossbrauhaus Schwangau

Overlooking the Hohenschwangau Castle (Schloss Hohenschwangau), Schlossbrauhaus Schwangau is the place to be if you want to try regional beers and cuisine. This brewery and distillery offers tours where you can get a glimpse how their alcohol is made. With six distinct spaces, you can choose which suits you the best and enjoy their delights. Drop in their restaurant for a taste of Bavaria. This basement bar and eatery with its fireplaces, give a cozy ambiance to it. During summers, their beer garden is the ideal place to bask with a beer or wine in hand.

St. Mang's Abbey

A picturesque sight at once, St. Mang's Abbey was established in the 9th Century for the Prince-Bishops of Ausburg, on the site of Magnus of Füssen’s oratory and cell, where his untarnished body was found. Formerly a Benedictine abbey, it was built in Bavaria in Germany at a point of medieval strategic importance. The remains of the patron saint were finally interred at the now-dissolved monastery, in 1939. This elegant church's interiors are embellished with several spectacular religious paintings and artworks. The two wings of the structure are being used as a town hall and the Füssen Town Museum. Religious ceremonies, prayer services, and concerts are held here at regular intervals.


Designed by Johann Georg Fischer in 1749, the Heilig-Geist-Spitalkirche is located at the corner of Spitalgasse and Lechhalde. The charming church was built over the site of an older Gothic Church which was burnt to the ground in 1743. Dedicated to the Holy Spirit, the structure sports a pretty Rococo facade and is quite famous for its frescoes and the lovely altar paintings within. Although the exterior is bright red, the interiors take on subtle tones, which make the altars and relics even lovelier to look at.

St. Andreas

Encompassing an eventful history, St. Andreas serves as a serene place of repose and meditation for worshippers in the municipality of Roßhaupten. The present building dates from the 17th century and features an adjoining tower surmounted by an onion dome. Other impressive elements include frescoes which adorn the interior of the church and elaborate altars among others.

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