I had almost forgotten about this place until I stumbled across
the photos on my laptop.
Ten seconds later I was right back there,
in the most picturesque little town,
like something out of a Bavarian fairytale,
at the foothill of Neuschwanstein Castle.
We arrived after a short two hour drive from my Tante & Onkel’s (Aunt & Uncle) place in Kulmbach, where we had stayed the night before. I had last seen them when I was 11 years old when they came to visit us in Australia. It was the best experience to rock up to their house and try and catch up in broken English and poorly executed German!
We took a stroll along lake Forggensee, which is a man-made lake to help prevent flooding in the surrounding basin from the melted snow following winter. We passed gorgeous Bavianesque houses.
As with all German towns, Fussen has historic cobblestone streets, perfect for walking along after dinner on a Spring evening.
As with most of the places we stayed on our European trip, we picked Hotel Hirsch from website Wotif. It was a gorgeous stay!
After a long day sightseeing we got a little tipsy on schnapps and took silly photos in the antique-filled hotel hallways…
Don’t judge my ensemble…it was 2007!
We ate lenchen spaetzle, just like my Oma made, in this gorgeous little booth!
The crazy Williams kids!
The next morning we went up the mountain to visit the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein! You may recognise it from the Disney logo!
The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to the operatic composer Richard Wagner. It took 20-odd years to build and is made of oak beams, cement & brick with limestone cladding that actually whitens as it ages.
I now have a bad case of wanderlust!