Looking for a lovely place for a weekend getaway? Two hours away from Stuttgart lies Füssen, a cute Bavarian town in the Allgäu. And that’s where I have spent my last weekend together with my girl friends.
Füssen is nestled between snowy mountain peaks and appealing landscapes. The old town center is approximately 700 years old and offers narrow streets, little shops and traditional restaurants. My favourite place to relax and have a coffee is the Stadtcafé Würkert in the Reichenstrasse.
They have a huge variety of cakes and all of them taste equally delicious.
When you order coffee or tea, you’ll find out that they use differently painted cups – very cute! 🙂
I recommend sitting upstairs because the room is designed in the style of an Vienna coffee-house.
Before we left, I couldn’t resist and bought some christmas cookies.
Another very special place in Füssen is the pharmacy. The facade of the building is elaborately painted…
… and the inside looks like out of medieval times.
So don’t worry if you’ve forgotten some drugs when visiting Füssen, it only gives you a great opportunity to step inside and have a look 😉
We roamed the streets a little more…
…and came past a Weltladen where they sell fair trade goods from different countries. They had everything, tea, coffee, chocolate, toys, music, clothes, bags, vases, jewellery… I got myself a green necklace.
It got dark already but you cannot visit Füssen without stopping by at Giovannis Weinladen. It’s situated in Lechhalde 2, next to a lovely painted church.
Giovannis’ real name is Jürgen. However, as he travels to Italy frequently and nobody there can pronounce “Jürgen” properly, he found himself another name – moreover, it just works better with his little wine shop, I reckon 😉
In Giovannis Weinladen you’ll find all sorts of wine but also spirits and exquisite olive oils. The owner is very helpful and directs you to just the perfect wine for you. And there is a lot of tasting the wine as well!
As we stayed in Füssen for only one night, we didn’t do much more sightseeing. But there are so many more things to do and explore around here: The castle Neuschwanstein, the Alps, lakes, hiking trails, thermal baths and much more. As I am visiting this place at least once a year, more posts about Füssen will follow in the future.
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