Füssen: The cradle of European lute – and violin-making
In the history of European music Füssen acquired outstanding importance thanks to its lute- and violin-makers. Thus Füssen is regarded as the cradle of lute-making on a commercial scale: in 1562 it was here that Europe’s first lute-makers gild was founded.
Open air festivals in the historic center
During the summer months the people of Füssen love to celebrate with open air festivals in the historic centre of the town or on the shore of one of the lakes nearby. These festivals are a gala of live music, hearty traditional dishes such as pork hock with dumplings or sausages all accompanied by a glass of cool, refreshing Bavarian beer. The town offers a warm welcome to one and all both locals and visitors from abroad alike.