"HOHES SCHLOSS" Hohes Schloss - High Castle Tip by balhannah

Hohes Schloss - High Castle, Füssen: 9 reviews and 30 photos

  HOHES SCHLOSS
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  • HOHES SCHLOSS - Füssen
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  • HOHES SCHLOSS - Füssen
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  • HOHES SCHLOSS - Füssen
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  • HOHES SCHLOSS - Füssen
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  • View from Hohes Schloss - Füssen
      View from Hohes Schloss
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The 13th century Hohes Schloss, also known as the High Castle, was the former summer residence of the Lord Bishops of Augsburg. Classified as one of the largest and best preserved late-gothic castle complexes in Swabia, I just had to find my way to the top!
It sits high upon a hill in Fuessen, overlooking the medevial old town, the River and surrounding Mountains.
You just can't miss it!

The walk is fairly demanding to the top [for older people], but I stopped and took in the town views on the way up. Once passing through the Tower Arch, I couldn't believe what I saw, which was a building with delightful Luftlmalerei wall paintings on the facades of the Innenhof, including numerous "oriel windows" which looked real! Wow!..... it was wonderful!
Late-Gothic and Renaissance works of art are exhibited in the northern section, and in the courtyard were more works of art. I thought this Schloss was quite impressive from the outside, I didn't wish to view the inside.

If you go inside the State Gallery, expect to see the Knight's Hall which has a carved wooden ceiling, plus collections of paintings, gothic, renaissance, and sculptures and special exhibition's.
OPEN......
April to October: Tuesdays to Sundays: 11 a.m. ? 4 p.m.
November to March: Fridays to Sundays: 1 p.m. ? 4 p.m.

ADMISSION.......Adults 3 euros

Website: http://www.fuessen.de/hohes_schloss.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 11, 2011
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