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Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle

King Ludwig II's world-famous castles stand proudly against the spectacular backdrop of the Alps. Neuschwanstein, his fairytale castle, is the most-visited building in Germany, and was designed to resemble a medieval German knight's castle.

Spectacular castles in a stunning setting
The "fairytale" king's castle has an audacious and other-worldly feel. A tribute to Wagner's operas and German heroic legends, Neuschwanstein is a testament to the ideals and yearnings of King Ludwig II. Neo-Gothic Hohenschwangau Castle meanwhile has a romantic and welcoming appearance and was the former summer residence of the royal family. The magnificent alpine backdrop is straight out of a picturebook, with lush green meadows and dark forests.
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Füssen Heritage Museum, copyright Füssen Tourismus und Marketing
The Füssen Heritage Museum in the former monastery of St. Mang is particularly worth a visit, with historical lutes and violins and the painting of the "Füssen Dance of Death" displayed in St. Anna Chapel. Fine examples of late-Gothic and Renaissance art can be found in the Bavarian State Gallery in Hohes Schloss Castle. Model railway enthusiasts will love the Zeitschienen Model Railway Museum.
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Füssen Vielsaitig Festival, copyright Füssen Tourismus und Marketing
Füssen boasts an impressively varied programme of events, including the annual Fürstensaal concerts, its three-day Kaiserfest medieval festival and many more prestigious individual events, including a number staged in honour of King Ludwig II.
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