Fussen – Christmas markets and more

The next part of our trip was a late addition and out of whack with the rest of the itinerary. My daughter who was travelling with us wanted to visit Neuschwanstein Castle (pictured above) which geographically is much closer to Munich than it is to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. With so much to see in Munich, we just couldn’t fit it in. So, we caught a train from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Fussen along the Romantic Rd and for five hours we sat back and enjoyed the sights of this scenic part of Bavaria.

Fussen in the Bavarian Alps ratcheted our trip up to the next level of gorgeous Christmas villages. Besides being a fabulous base to explore the King’s Castles – Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, Fussen Old Town begs to be admired.

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Hohenschwangau Castle – stunning despite the lack of a winter coat of snow and ice

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Fussen Old Town
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Loved the facade of the chemist (apotheke) shop

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Monastery
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Cuckoo clocks for sale
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We stayed at the centrally located Hotel Schlosskrone which boasted the rather famous Kurcafe Pastry Shop. Thanks to the hotel website for this photo.

Fussen was wonderful. I just wanted to add that if you are taking the train from Rothenburg to Fussen, there are two tight connections (around 4-5 minutes). We thought that we may not make the connecting trains. Actually, it was quite easy to navigate ourselves from one platform to another.

Next stop: Strasbourg France

 

 

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