After visiting Neuschwanstein Castle we headed to Fussen, the southern end of the Romantic Road.
Fussen began as a Roman trading fort. Its medieval town center is framed by the majestic Alps, rising above the the river Lech, and it is surrounded by lakes. It has a late-gothic castle, baroque cathedrals and the oldest preserved fresco in Bavaria.
Below is St. Mang’s Basilica. It has the oldest fresco in Germany in its crypt, dating back to 980.
We then drove back to the small Bavarian village we were staying in, and went for dinner at a local restaurant recommended by our Airbnb hosts. We tried authentic Bavarian dishes and the local beer. Our waitress was very friendly and we muddled through with our minimal German:)
The next day (yesterday) we left for Verona, Italy. We drove though spectacular Alpine scenery…past Innsbruck, Austria…into the Dolomites, and on to Verona.
Today we are doing a day trip to Lake Garda…gotta run!