In the heart of Füssen's old quarter, festive decorations transform the baroque inner courtyard of St. Magnus abbey into a delightful setting for the town's Christmas market. The stalls – packed with arts and crafts from the Allgäu, seasonal merchandise and tasty Christmas treats – fit in with the surrounding medieval architecture. To experience Füssen at its most mystical, nothing beats an atmospheric walk with flickering torches in the narrow lanes of the old town.
In Füssen New Year’s is celebrated big on the Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz with live music in a homely atmosphere on both evenings. All you have to do is come and join in the fun. There will be mulled wine (glühwein), 'hot Hugos' and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a selection of delicious food.
Be there too for the traditional torch-lit swim (1Jan 2016, 16pm), when 50 hardy souls carrying flickering torches brave the icy river Lech and drift with the current to Theresienbrücke bridge before the fireworks are let off.
Christmas market - opening times:
04 - 06 and 11 -13 Dec 2015
Fri 2pm - 8pm
Sat 11am - 8pm
Sun - Mon 2pm - 8pm
New Year’s celebration: 30 and 31 Dec 2015, 8.30pm
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