Hohenschwangau Castle, with its eye-catching yellow exterior walls, stands on a hill overlooking the Alp and Schwan lakes in Schwangau. It was the summer residence of King Maximilian II of Bavaria, whose son Ludwig II, famous for building the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle, grew up here. Visitors can tour the gleaming interior of the castle, including walls painted with various stories that influenced his life.
Füssen is the terminus of the Romantic Road, which runs from central to southern Germany. It is a small town nestled on the banks of the Lech River, a tributary of the Danube. The landmark High Castle and the pastel-colored streets are perfect for strolling. Füssen is also a bustling hub for visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, a nearby tourist attraction, with its many hotels and restaurants.