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.
As the year comes to a close, Füssen hosts extensive celebrations on Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz square, with live outdoor music performed in a cosy atmosphere on not just one evening but two. All you have to do is come and join in the fun. There'll be glühwein, 'hot Hugos' and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a selection of delicious food.
Be there too for the traditional torch-lit swim, 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
5 - 7 and 12 - 14 Dec 2014
Fri 2pm - 8pm,
Sat 11am - 8pm,
Sun - Mon 2pm - 8pm