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 (1 Jan 2019, 4pm), 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:
06 - 08 Dec and 13 - 15 Dec 2019
Fri (06 Dec): 5pm - 8pm
Fri (13 Dec): 2pm - 8pm
Sat (07 Dec and 14 Dec): 11am - 8pm
Sun (08 Dec): 11am - 8pm
Sun (15 Dec): 11am - 7pm
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