Southern Germany boasts a myriad things to see and do, including the fairytale-like castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. The charming village of Füssen is only a 10-minute drive from both and is the perfect gateway location to exploring some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes at the foothills of the German Alps. For where to stay, check out our list of the best hotels in Füssen.
Located at the heart of Füssen’s old town and only 10 minutes from the beach, Hotel Schlosskrone scores with a premium location. That’s not the only aspect travellers love, however, as the rooms are designed in a colourful Bavarian style and equipped with en-suite bathrooms, a TV and air condition. Additionally, an in-house wellness centre with a Finnish sauna, steam room, bookable spa treatments, two jacuzzis and free WiFi are available for all guests. Breakfast is served as a buffet and the Himmelsstube restaurant dishes up both regional and international specialities in the evening, while the Chili restaurant focuses on Mediterranean cuisine.
Another city-centre hotel with raving reviews is Hotel Hirsch. Run as a family business, the interior of this four-star hotel is designed with lots of attention to detail: Bavarian-style antiques serve as furniture, while wood-panelled walls, colourful rugs and selected artwork make for a homely feel. All rooms have private bathrooms and a flat-screen TV. Guests start the day with a sumptuous buffet-style breakfast, while the restaurant serves contemporary à la carte dishes for dinner. If you fancy trying some traditional food as well, you can do so in the Bierstüberl, or enjoy a cold draft beer in the beer garden.
Wellness-lovers are in for a treat when they book at Hotel Sommer. This four-star hotel is situated right at the waterfront of the Forggensee lake and boasts an impressive set of spa and wellness facilities, including several saunas, steam rooms and both an indoor and outdoor pool with views of the Alps. Additionally, guests can book massages, beauty treatments and yoga classes. All rooms are beautifully decorated, have modern furnishings and a balcony for more stunning vistas. Days are kicked off with a healthy breakfast, followed by Bavarian and international dishes for dinner, which can either be ordered as a four-course meal or self-designed at the buffet.
Attentive staff, a city-centre location, a spa and wellness centre with various saunas, jacuzzis, a gym and a whole list of additional treatments on offer are some of the reasons Luitpoldpark-Hotel has earned stellar reviews across all platforms. Guests can choose between three room categories, all of which come with their own bathroom, flat-screen TV, WiFI access and a desk. The two suites each come with a private sauna. Breakfast is already included in the room price, and guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to dinner: buffet or à la carte, Bavarian or international cuisine, inside or outside seating.
Panoramic views are guaranteed at Hotel Fantasia. The Superior hotel occupies the rooms of a dreamy Art Nouveau villa on the eastern fringe of Füssen’s city centre and focuses on fun and feel-good vibes. The rooms are compact but feature a youthful design, en-suite bathroom and WiFi access, while some of them have a balcony that grants views of the Bavarian Alps and the Hohes Schloss (the High Castle). The wellness area is equipped with a steam room, Finnish sauna and gym. Surprisingly, the price tag for this place is quite modest.
This gem of a hotel is located in Hopfen am See, five kilometres (3.1 miles) north of downtown Füssen, and overlooks the Hopfensee lake. The charming Hotel Geiger looks like a typical Bavarian house, with fresh flowers decorating the windowsills, a lounge designed around a country-house theme and cosy rooms with modern-day amenities. After a day’s worth of sightseeing or outdoorsy adventures, guests can use the sauna and steam room and enjoy homemade cakes at tea time and regional specialities for dinner at the restaurant.
Another top-notch spot at Hopfensee lake is occupied by Hotel am Hopfensee. After undergoing extensive refurbishments in 2010, the hotel now boasts a modern, high-end interior – from the lobby, rooms and suites through to the spa and wellness centre, which impresses with steam rooms, a sauna, rainforest showers, bookable massages and hammam treatments. The rooms and apartments come with en-suite bathrooms, a TV, WiFi and balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the Alps. Food-lovers will be delighted with the in-house restaurant, which has won over food critics with delightful German and Italian dishes and a huge wine and beer selection.