Where to stay in Fussen [Best Places to Stay for 2024]

The area around Fussen is so beautiful that King Ludwig II chose to build one of his castles here and yet, most people now visit Neuschwanstein Castle on a day trip from Munich.

This is a shame because there is so much more to explore besides the castle. Whether you are staying in Fussen for one night to get a head start on tourists visiting the castle, or staying longer to explore this stretch of Bavarian Alps, we can help you decide where to stay in Fussen. 

Scenic summer view of ancient Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

We will cover off all types of Fussen accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Fussen hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Fussen 2024.

This guide shows the best Fussen hotels, best places in Fussen to visit, the best places to stay in Fussen, hotels near Fussen attractions, Fussen neighborhood guide and many more.

Below are 4 of the best neighborhoods in Fussen to help you make the right decision when trying to work out best areas to stay in Fussen for you. We have tried to make the guide as easy to follow as possible.

Top 5 favorites accommodation options for Fussen

❤️ Best Area first timersFussen Old Town
💸 Best Luxury HotelDas König Ludwig Inspiration SPA
👪 Best Hotel for For FamiliesAMERON Neuschwanstein Alpsee Resort & Spa
🏨 Best Mid-Range HotelHotel Schlosskrone
🛏️ Best Budget HotelLizzi Mountain Apartments
✨ Best Hostelmy Hostel Füssen

We have also included some things to do or places to visit as well as some eatery suggestions of either our favourite places or some funky places to eat at within the areas in Fussen so you can use this as a go to guide to pick the best accommodation in Fussen Germany for you.

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Fussen Town – Where to stay in Fussen for tourists

Fussen Germany is a charming village and an excellent place to stay and experience Bavarian culture for a few days. If you prefer smaller towns over large cities and just want a low-key destination in the Alps, then Fussen is perfect.

The Old Town squares fill up with people in the summer, as sidewalk cafes pop up amongst the brightly colored buildings. Fussen has a castle, Hohes Schloss, as well as museums and many hotels to choose from.

Old Town Fussen is the best area for tourists who want to stay awhile, explore the region and see more than the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. It’s a great home base for exploring nearby towns like Garmisch, Konstanz, and even Innsbruck.

Fussen is also where you’ll find the highest concentration of accommodation, from budget-friendly guesthouses to family-friendly hotels and accommodation near Neuschwanstein castle. 

Map of Fussen Town

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Fussen, Germany. Old town Fussen at night.

Schwangau – Where to stay in Fusen for Snow Bunnies

Just five minutes from Fussen is the Bavarian town of Schwangau. At just a quarter of the population of Fussen, Shwangau is even more quaint and a smidge closer to Neuschwanstein. Known as the “village of the Royal castles,” Schwangau is an outdoor paradise.

Forggensee is the fifth largest lake in Bavaria, and the Tegelbergbahn mountain cable car offers access to hiking and mountain biking trails or ski slopes in the winter.

The famed Romantic Road ends (or begins) at Schwangau and Fussen, offering several beautiful German villages within a days’ reach. If you are deciding where to stay near Neuschwanstein Castle but would like other things to do, Schwangau is an excellent choice. 

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Alpsee - Alpine lake and the Hohenschwangau Village, Schwangau, Ostallgau district, Bavaria, Germany. It is located near the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau – Where to stay near Neuschwanstein Castle

Hohenschwangau is the name of the castle where King Ludwig II grew up, and now the name for the village surrounding the castle.

The name roughly means “above Schwangau” as Schwangau was the main village near the castle at the time. Just three kilometers from Schwangau, this is where to stay when visiting Neuschwanstein Castle on an overnight trip or if you want to be the first one at the castle.

There are a few hotels and restaurants, but it is a pretty sleepy village and is the main train stop for travelers visiting Neuschwanstein on a day trip from Munich or elsewhere. Of course, you may also want to visit Hohenschwangau Schloss while you’re here and see where Ludwig II got his start. 

Map of Hohenschwangau

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Hohenschwangau Castle (Schloss Hohenschwangau or Upper Swan County Palace) in Germany

Hopfen am See – Where to stay in Fussen on a budget

If a lakeside resort town is more your speed, check out the village of Hopfen am See, on Hopfensee lake. Only six kilometers from Fussen, the lake has been drawing travelers for years.

Whether you prefer boating, hiking or cycling, there are many outdoor activities easily accessed from Hopfen am See.

There are even campgrounds along the lake if you are looking for super budget-friendly accommodations.

If you are more of a luxury traveler, Hopfen am See is a spa town with wellness resorts waiting to welcome you. Waterfront restaurants and hotels will “wow” you with stunning mountain views. 

Map of Hopfen am see

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View of the Hopfensee with Hopfen am See and the Alps in the background

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