If there’s one thing I’d change about my recent trip to Germany it would be to spend a few nights in this perfectly adorable town. Fussen is over 2000 years old and I absolutely loved the old town vibes and how picturesque it was.
Some of the noteworthy sites include the Hohes Schloss (High Castle) which houses part of the Bavarian State Collection of Paintings, with most of the artwork from the late Gothic and Renaissance period. St Mang’s Basilica is home to Germany’s oldest fresco which dates back to 980AD. On St Mang’s Feast Day (September 6th) a holy mass is held in the Basilica, followed by a torch-lit procession through the old town. During the week of the feast, special ‘Magnus Wine’ is sold, with only 500 bottles produced.
I also loved the traditional huge ‘snowball’ sweets pictured below. These are fried biscuits shaped into a ball and rolled in chocolate, sugar or nuts and often stuffed with ganache!