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When planning your time in Fussen and visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, try to plan time to visit the beautiful medieval town of Fussen with its historical High Palace, Museum and Gallery. For a relatively small town, Fussen also has many beautiful churches and family-own shops selling local products exclusive to Fussen or Bavaria.
The village of Hohenschwangau also offers its visitors much more than “just” a world-famous castle. Did you know that there are in fact two castles? The second, older castle – Hohenschwangau should not be missed. This is where King Ludwig II spent a lot of time both in his childhood and adulthood with his family, especially his mother Maria and brother Otto. Ludwig was also visited here by the renowned composer Richard Wagner, who influenced so much of Ludwig’s ideas for Neuschwanstein Castle and the sagas represented throughout the castle.
Another must see in Hohenschwangau is the Museum of Bavarian Kings. The museum will provide you with all the background history of the Bavarian Kings and their connections to other Royal families throughout Europe. It also has a great selection of artefacts that will help you imagine how the royal families lived in the 18th and 19th century.
There are various combination-tickets available if you have time to visit more than Neuschwanstein. The ticket for all three objects, The Swan Ticket, ensures you have an interesting and fascinating day out in Hohenschwangau.
Hohenschwangau also has a good selection of restaurants and food stands. You won’t go hungry or thirsty! You can sample local “Allgäuer” cuisine or for the not so adventurous, there is always an international option.
Also allow yourself time to visit the shops in the village, as each has its own speciality, as well as the popular magnets, t-shirts and steins.
The gifts available are of a very high standard.
In summer, it is worth giving yourself time for a picnic or just a walk along the banks of the Alpsee lake, with the views of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. It is a beautiful way to spend time admiring the spectacular landscapes. You can also hire a rowing boat on Alpsee lake or take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
If you are staying in the area, a great way to wind down after a day of touring is to visit the Royal Chrystal Thermal Spa with its various saunas, treatments and relaxing pools. We offer reduced price tickets and also information on how to get there.