After my brief moment in Memmingen, I hopped on a few trains and a bus to get to the charming town of Füssen. Billed as the “Romantic Soul of Bavaria” (due largely to being a terminal city on the Romantic Road route, I presume). Similar to Memmingen, the old city was peppered with lovely pastel buildings, narrow cobblestone streets, and historic buildings. I stayed at the Old Kings Hostel, which was really nice! While hearing the gentle and not-so-gentle snores of 7 other humans at night is different from my normal sleeping situation, the hostel was clean and well-maintained and the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. As I arrived a few hours before check-in, I wandered the streets to find some of the architectural treasures of this small Bavarian gem.
This is tons of historic bits, very old, and very impressive, but I unfortunately deleted those files from my brain, so I will just share some pictures of the old city wall and bits of the Benedictine monastery of St Mang and Füssen’s High Palace [Hohes Schloss], and you can just imagine all the impressive facts that go along with these pictures. Many of the buildings boast beautiful painted frescos, some of them are apparently very old.Füssen is nestled in the foothills of the alps, flanked by lush rolling hills and the jagged grey peaks of the mountains. Within moments of leaving the downtown, you can already find yourself in some of the most beautiful nature. Auf Wiedersehen, meine Freunde!