Hohenschwangau, Austrian Alps
Get to Füssen
The best way to get to Füssen is by train or through an organized day tour from Munich. If you are arriving by train, plan to overnight in Füssen and then take the short 10 minute cab ride to the Neuschwanstein Castle entrance. An early morning visit will avoid the bus loads of tourists that start arriving by mid morning. Alternately, stay in a pension (bed and breakfast) closer to Neuschwanstein Castle. Füssen is 2 hours from Munich, 1.5 hours from Innsbruck and 3 hours from Zürich.
St Mang’s Abbey Ceiling
Day Trips from Füssen
Take a full day Bavarian Castles Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Honhenschwangau Castle, Linderhof Castle and the village of Oberammergau.
Fussen marks the beginning of the picturesque Romantic Road as it proceeds north to Ausburg and Wurzburg. The name refers to an ancient Roman trade route.
Füssen from Neuschwanstein Castle
Füssen and Neuschwanstein are summer tourist destinations. Average temperatures peak in July and August at 77 F (25 C), while lows are about 55 F (13 C). By December and January average highs are 40 F (4 C) and average lows are 25 F (-4 C). Rainfall increases in proportion to high temperatures, making July the rainiest month. May and September offer good Füssen weather, while avoiding to some extent the large crowds that flock to Neuschwanstein in the summer.