Museums and Exhibitions

from lute making to illusionistic painting

A small city with a large culture – describes Füssen in Allgäu perfectly. Discover the origin of professional lute building and follow the traces of music from this gentle instrument. Its history is found in the State Museum, and at the local violin and plucked instrument builders.

Visible above the rooves of Füssen is of course the castle. In the former summer residence of the Augsburger prince bishops is the branch gallery of the Bavarian State Collection of Paintings. Here illusionistic painting enchant the beholder. 

The baroque setting of the former benedictine monastry St. Mang is well worth a visit. Referring here to the imperial hall with its fresco paintings, the extraordinary monastry library and the Magnus crypt. Many more churches and chapels in the area house interesting works of art.