Aug 4, 2014

Füssen, Germany


Late last summer, D and I took a little trip down to Liechtenstein...well...just to say we'd been to Liechtenstein. When in Europe, right? ;) After sight-seeing there, we drove along the Alps back to Germany for a little Bavarian R&R. I have gobs and gobs of gorgeous photos from our short 18-hour stay in Liechtenstein (a diamond in the rough, that country!), but I was feeling a little nostalgic for a Germany recap post, so I'm skipping Liechtenstein for now and sharing the last part of that weekend trip today. Füssen is a small Bavarian town just a hop, skip, and jump away from a very famous castle you all should be familiar with thanks to Walt Disney (say it with me NEU-SCHWAN-STEIN). We had plans to visit this castle for a second time, hoping for better views this go-round, so we decided to stay near the castle and in the vicinity of a few more attractions to get the most vacation for our time and money. Füssen just happened to be one of those attractive towns worth exploring!

In true Germany fashion, the gray clouds hovered and the rain drizzled off and on during our visit. It was also unseasonably cold for this particular time of year. I'm talking late-August and it was chilly and windy enough to need a light jacket and scarf. Like the good travelers we are, we grabbed our umbrellas and headed out to explore anyway! We wandered the almost empty streets, stopped by Hohes Schloss (local castle), admired the turquoise river that winded along the edge of town, and ate a yummy lunch at a small Greek restaurant when the rain began to pour. Simple day for a simple town just below the Alps. While not my favorite Bavarian city, it was nice reprieve from the tourist-filled area of Neuschwanstein...especially on a rainy Sunday. Füssen is small enough to do in one day and kitschy enough to feel perfectly German. Grab a cup of coffee at any one of their quaint cafes and you'll be feeling like a local in no time. Germany's good at that. :)


To explore more of our adventures in Germany, visit my WANDERLUST page!

18 comments:

  1. SO gorgeous. UGH! I'm so jealous of your travels! Everything looks so neat and tidy in Fussen! Are you missing Germany now?

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  2. Wow! Absolutely beautiful. We're hoping to make it to Munich + Berlin next summer. Germany just seems like a dream!

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    1. Oh fun!! You guys will LOVE Munich. Bavaria is such a stunning place!!

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  3. such a pretty town. The Neuschwanstein castle is on my bucket list.

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  5. I can honestly say that your blog has made me so extremely excited for our big move to Germany in October. I have learned so much about the country just from reading and I cannot wait to have my own adventures abroad. Thank you for such a wonderful reading! I have shared it with all my friends! :D

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    1. Heck, I'm excited for you!! And admittedly a smidge jealous. I miss it so much there! You're going to have the best time living in Germany...can't wait to hear about all your adventures! Thanks for sharing, too! :)

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  6. It seems like country is beautiful no matter where you are! I've been to Munich and LOVED it. Hopefully we can spend more time in Germany one day!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful! Even with the rain, it looks like a lovely place to visit and enjoy a beer :)

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    1. It's amazing how much we were still able to enjoy every ounce of exploring Germany, even with all the rain we encountered! The beer definitely helped! :)

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  8. I adored Fussen! We flew into Munich and took a train up there to see the castle and it was so perfect and quaint (Fussen, that is). I loved all the colors - perfection. But it was incredibly warm that day and I was jet-lagged and going on being awake for around 24 hours so you can imagine how that was! Love your photos. xo!

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  9. WOW! The multi-colored buildings are so gorgeous!! I miss that about Europe!

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  10. Ok so one day when we get to have an awesome blate you are going to show me how you do your hair and then I will have great looking hair in all my pictures too!

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  11. That looks like such a beautiful place. :)

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    1. It is! Bavaria (and quite a lot of other regions in Germany) is filled to the brim with picturesque towns and villages. You really can't go wrong traveling all over that country!

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  12. I'm planning on going to the Neuschwanstein castle and Füssen this winter, and this post really makes me look forward to that trip! Though if it was that cold in August, I will have to brace myself for what it will be like in a few months!

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