|| Bavaria | The Romantic Road|
|Füssen is a small village at the southern end of the Romantic Road, almost at the Austrian border: in fact, it sits in the shadow of the Alps. It's an old (dates back to Roman times), charming town, there are lakes close by, so relax with the kids and spend some time here.|
|Tip: If you're planning a day trip from Munich to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen is the train stop. From the train station, pick up a short bus ride to Hochenschwangau town and the castles.|
Explore the town – Take a walk through the cobblestone streets, lined with colorfully painted buildings. There's a pedestrian street that once was a Roman road, the town fountain with Fussen's patron saint, St. Magnus, fortified towers and city walls, and a monastery that dates to the 9th century. From the bridge, follow the path upstream along the Lech River for a nice stroll.
|Lake Forggensee – Forggensee is a large lake, where you can rent pedal boats, canoes or kayaks in summer. There's also swimming and easy hikes along the lake and through the pine forests.|
|Lake Bannwaldsee – Lake Bannwaldsee is a wildlife sanctuary. Lots of wildflowers and this is the warmest lake for swimming.|
|Lake Hopfensee – Forest paths around the lake and a children's playground.|