Memmingen, Germany - Memmingen Airport: 36 miles
Innsbruck, Austria - Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport: 37 miles
Augsburg, Germany - Augsburg Airport: 60 miles
Munich, Germany - Munich Airport: 73 miles
The railway station of Füssen is served every two hours by Regional-Express services on the Munich-Füssen route. Also, every two hours Regional bahn services run on the Augsburg-Füssen route. The two lines overlap so that there is an hourly service on the Buchloe-Füssen route.
The railway station of Füssen is located to the west of the town, about 0.1 miles (650 ft) northeast of central Füssen. On the south side of Bahnhofstrasse is the station parking area and the bus station. Being so close to the town center, it is an easy walk to get into town. Taxis are also available at the station if you need to go a further distance.
Füssen is small enough that taxis are not really needed. Taxis to the castles are about €10 each way and can be picked up at Füssen Bahnhof (train station).I will have a car in Füssen, where can I park?
Füssen is small enough that it is not necessary to have a car. However, there are some great areas nearby, like some of the lesser-known castles, could be easier to reach with your own car.
It is possible to rent a car in Füssen.
There is a fair amount of parking (at a charge) in town, just make sure to get a parking pass at the machines.
There is a bus to the castles, and there are trains to Munich and Augsburg. RVO buses 78 and 73 (www.rvo-bu.de) serve the castles from Füssen Bahnhof. The cost is about €4.40 return and takes about eight minutes, runs at least hourly. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.Is Füssen a dangerous city?
Füssen is not a city with a high crime rate. If you respect some simple rules, you shouldn`t have any problems. Beware of pickpockets, mostly in crowded buses and in the pedestrian streets. Do not leave any luggage out of view as it might disappear. If you`re taking the bus with a backpack, it`s better putting it between your feet than keeping it on your back.Can I pay/tip in US dollars?
The currency used in Füssen and all of Germany is the euro (€), US dollars are not accepted.
We recommend that you exchange a small amount of cash prior to your trip, enough for a cab ride or basic spending on arrival. It is also useful to remind your bank and credit card company that you will be travelling to make sure your cards will work while in France. We recommend you record all your credit card numbers, as well as the phone numbers to call if your cards are lost or stolen.
Under the euro system, there are seven notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros. Notes are the same for all countries. There are eight coins: 1 and 2 euros, plus 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents.
Tipping in Füssen, like elsewhere in Germany, is generally expected but the expectation is much lower than what you may be accustomed to in the US. For more information about tipping visit: Tipping in Germany
The weather in Füssen (in the Bavarian Alps) can be very cold and snowy in the winter months (from November to April). In fact, most days in the winter see about an inch of snowfall, and average temperatures are below freezing. Also, some of the services may be closed down during snowfall; this includes the bus-transport to the Neuschwanstein Castle. Mid-Winter (January and February) is the coldest time of the year, average temperatures are around 27 °F).
March and April are considered springtime. The temperatures during these months are chilly, typically up until Easter. Most days in March and half of all days in April dip below freezing. March sees about 60 inches of snow over the month; April sees about 20 inches.
The summer months (May - August) offer mild weather, but this is also the time when the crowds are at their highest. Average temperatures are about 60°F with highs of about 70°F.
The Fall (September and October) is a great time to visit when the weather is mild, averaging around 50°F with highs of about 64°F. These months see the least amount rainfall of the entire year.
German is the official language spoken in Füssen. Hotels, tourist attractions and restaurants in popular areas generally have staff that speaks some English. The cafes and restaurants are welcoming and the locals are very friendly. They are receptive to all languages, but always try to use German when you can. If you decide to do some traveling into the surrounding, more rural areas, or happen upon a restaurant off the beaten track then it`s a good idea to brush up on your German! We suggest you get a good English-German guidebook and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10.What is the food like?
Situated on the border between Bavaria and Austria, Füssen cuisine offers travelers many choices of Bavarian or Austrian specialties with a range of traditional and classic dishes. Bavarian cuisine includes many meats and Knödel dishes, and often uses flour. Cheese is often a main ingredient in these dishes, as the Allgäuis is one of Germany`s most famous cheese producing regions in Germany. All around Füssen there are still small cheese making dairies producing the handmade Allgäu Emmentals and Allgäu Alpine cheese.
Here is a list of food you must try when visiting Füssen and the surrounding areas:
Bagels with sausage: Bagels here are bigger than usual and the crispy brown crust outside with a soft warm dough inside make for a yummy tasty treat. The white veal sausages with pork fat and spices are a delicacy too, and with a pinch of weet mustard it taste even more spectacular.
Beer: Bavarians love their beer in all forms. They even have their own set of purity laws to ensure all beer is not only free of additives but brewed in accordance with the ancient traditions of Bavaria as well.
Apfelstrudel: This is one of the most beloved desserts of all time in Germany, because of the handmade tradition of making the strudel by rolling the entire widespread dough into sheets filled with apple mousse or crispy apple chunks. The crispy ultra-thin layer of dough is as delicious as any pie and great taste even better with a dollop of cream on top.
Sauerkraut: The pickled cabbage is a real favorite among Bavarians. The traditional cooked sauerkraut is heated until it reaches the perfect caramel color and sided with beer, sausages and potatoes.
Germknödel: With vanilla sauce, this is usually served with dessert, but can also pass at times for an entire meal due to its gigantic size. The knödel is a typical dish in Bavaria, with some Austrian influences. It is a steamed yeast dumpling filled with powidl, a kind of plum sauce. It is typically served with creamy pudding, vanilla sauce and poppy seeds on top.
Pork chops with red-cabbage dumplings: This is a caramelized pork chop is an absolute delicacy, where the meat is tender and the crust is brown and sweet, sided by bread dumplings of generous size and seasoned with red cabbage. The sauce of this dish is made of traditional broth with a pinch of dark beer for flavor.
Lard: Lard is a spread typically served with crispy dry onions or apple falks. The spread is usually served for breakfast or in between meals, served with roasted, full wheat bread with sunflower seeds.
In summer, the historic center of Füssen is transformed into an open-air restaurant with the town center beer gardens and numerous street-side cafés providing plenty of opportunities for a relaxing break and some good food. In winter, there are so many historic taverns to enjoy and charming coffee houses.
A popular year-round meeting place is the market hall in the gothic `Kornhaus` that was built in 1483. Here visitors can browse the market stalls, sit and drink, try a range of local specialties or just people watch. The market is a great spot to grab a quick lunch (or picnic supplies) and drink at reasonable prices. It`s open weekdays 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.
Füssen is not an actual shopping destination, but there are however, many small shops in the historical old town. Here you will find a number of international and regional shopping stores and boutiques. The main shopping street `Reichenstrasse`, is where you will find a majority of these stores.What should I do if I need medical assistance or need to go to the hospital?
Important phone numbers in an emergency (dial without any local prefix all over Germany/always free of charge):
112 = Medical emergency and fire department
110 = Police
Innere Abteilung - Stadtbleiche 1, 87629 Füssen, Germany, Tel +49 8362 500366