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South Africans in Germany

Füssen is probably most famous for the Neuschwanstein Castle in the village of Schwangau, but it has so much more to offer. It has a beautiful old town with traditional restaurants and the area is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and forests.  Füssen is also part of the Romantic Road.
Find out more from the official Tourism buro


There are two castles in the Schwangau village. The famous Neuschwanstein and then the lower castle of Hohenschwangau. Both are worth a visit, but can only be done as part of an organised tour


Füssen is in the Allgäu and is a nature lover’s paradise. There are mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests to explore.
The major lakes in the region are the Forggensee, Alpsee, Schwansee, Weißensee, Hopfensee and the Bannwaldsee. 
The Lech rivers forms the beautiful Lech Waterfalls


Tourist Attractions


Neuschwanstein Castle (April 2022) – For every musician that has ever listened to Wagner, this is a must-see. King Ludwig 2 had a personal relationship with Wagner and the artwork is out of this world, depicting most of Wagner’s Operas. From Augsburg, take a Bayern ticket for the day. Take the Regional train and 2 hours later in Füssen. At the station, you can book a tour of the castle. EUR 17,50 for adults and EUR 2,50 for children 0 till 17. From there, a bus ride of about 10 minutes gets you to the town where the castle is. You are not permitted inside the castle to wander through on your own. IMPORTANT: Your guided tour is booked in timeslots. If you are late you will NOT be allowed on that tour anymore. Personal experience!!!! The bus ticket is included in the Bayern ticket!! Take the horse cart (7,50 Euros per person) or walk up to the castle entrance. It is a very steep walk I must add, but if you have time, walk and take rests and some nice pictures and even a waterfall on the way. The way down costs only EUR 3,50 or stroll down. Easy day trip.