Standing in sharp contrast to the bustling metropolises of Germany, Fussen Germany is a remarkable town nestled at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. Despite the town's comparatively small size--14,357--Fussen tourism is quite strong because of its amazing vistas and the remarkable historic attractions nearby. Two historic castles are also located nearby--Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Fussen Germany.Helena
Schloss Neuschwanstein ("New Swan Stone Castle") is one of the most beautiful and famous castles in Germany. Originally ordered to be built by King Ludwig II, this fairy tale castle is the epitome of neo-romantic style. The famous German castle overlooks the picturesque Hohenschwangau valley and is located only a short distance from the popular tourist town, Fussen.
Neuschwanstein Castle Travel, Fussen Tourist Attractions
The Romantic Road--a road that runs across the countryside and features beautiful old walled towns, gorgeous meadows, and picturesque villages--comes to its end in Fussen, and what an end it is. Looking out upon the hills and mountains of Germany is breathtaking, and you haven't even seen the castles yet.
Neuschwanstein Castle Attractions
The second castle is perhaps the more famous of the two: New Swan Stone Castle, or Neuschwanstein Fussen Germany. With its spiraling towers and brilliant walls, this castle looks like it was brought straight out of a fairytale. Beauty and elegance intertwine to create a breathtaking treat for the eyes. Ludwig II originally ordered construction on the great building in 1869, but it was never completely finished. The King was a tremendous fan of Richard Wagner and the castle was named after the Swan Knight in Wagner's opera. Ludwig's love of the composer is quite evident as you walk through Neuschwanstein's luxurious passageways--many paintings hang on the walls that depict scenes from Wagner's operas. The best view of this enchanting castle, and the waterfall, is from the nearby Mary's Bridge. Be sure to bring your camera, because your friends will be astounded by the pictures of Neuschwanstein Fussen Germany.