Altstadthotel Zum Hechten
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Today was a royal day. In the morning we went to Schwangau to visit King Maximillian II's castle, Hohenschwangau, and King Ludwig II's castle, Neuschwanstein. HOLY COW. (hint, that is the English translation of earlier German...). It was raining like crazy - typical Bavaria but felt just like home. We had to buy umbrellas! Hohenschwangau made me …
... this in an effort to make extra dollars with extra tours. Last time I visited it was in the school term period and the weather was cold and generally miserable. But, in saying that I had a better general experience and filled in the gaps for Cal from what I could remember about the place. The castles are genuinely brilliant and serve well as a museum considering all the furniture is authentic and the place was left 'as is'. It's truly like being in a fairy tale and would wait in ...
So enjoyed our time with Andrew, Sara and Emerson but all good things come to an end. Up early as they were all setting off for the mountains so Andrew could go mountain biking with a friend and "the girls" could go shopping. Said goodbye to them and to Ursula, and to Gerhard and family next door, then set off for Austria. Lunch on the shore of Bodensee at Rorschach, watching ...
... round the castle were at 5pm, we decided against going inside (the €23 each ticket price also helped) and walked up to have a closer look - it was a half hour walk up the hill, the castle was very impressive and so were the views around... Alot of people were just sitting around waiting for there slot to go inside....
From there we headed to an overnight stop in Lechbruck a few miles North..
... Glenn was doing big panic about missing tour. Finally we got on a very cramped bus and made our way up to the castle. Hooray, they let us go on a later tour. It was lovely inside, although very dark. The castle was actually unfinished, a whole floor not fitted out, but what was there was magnificent. We ended up walking back down the mountain. Thankfully the rain seemed to have have stopped, and the views had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Altstadthotel Zum Hechten Füssen
Such a cute place!
We stayed here for one night prior to our trip to see King Ludwig's castles. It is in a great location right in the middle of town and close to lots of restaurants and shops. The lady who checked us in was so friendly and nice! The room was really cute, with a nice little balcony facing the Fussen castle. Breakfast was good too. We would definitely stay here again!
A very nice stay
We have just returned from three nights in Fussen, Bavaria, satying at the Hotel Zum Hechten in the Aldstat of the town, about 5 minutes walk from the station.
This is very nice hotel and Wolf and his family ( the hotel is run under family membership of two families) made us feel very welcome. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and we received both caring and efficient service.
The hotel looks small from the front but goes back a long way and the rooms look over an inner courtyard, ours, number 34, had the additional bonus of a castle view (no, not THE Castle just up the road).
The room was large, bright, well decorated, spotlessly clean and had a large shower room adjacent.
Light sleepers may want to bring ear plugs simply because the inner courtyard arrangement does tend to magnify normal noise ie car doors, people talking. This was not a concern to us though.
There is an excellent restaurant on the first floor of the Hotel which serves top quality local specialities and verry compettitve prices; again we were very looked after - including a schnapps on the house on Sunday, my birthday.
We also ate (and drank) out at a number other places, all of which are good value and I can supply further information if needs be.
Fussen is a delightful small town (don't be put off by the less than inspiring architecture as the train rolls in) the Aldstat is atmospheric and easily explored on foot with a number of quaint streets, alleyways and a good selection of shops.
Getting to Fussen is easy, hourly direct train from Munich - check the excellent D Bahn website for timings; one train you have to change but one is the through train so is the easiest option - just stay on in Munich for an hour an have a beer.
If you fly to Munich - check out the availabilty of the Bavaria Ticket up to 5 people + 2 kids anywhere in Bavaria that day for 24 Euros - a bargain - also valid on the municipal transportation networks -very handy for the Munich S Bahn to and from the Airport, so don't pay twice !
I'm more than happy to share any travel tips to Fussen, don't forget you can book your ticket for the Royal Castles on line as well - the Bus 78 from the station takes you there and then it is a 30 minute hike uphill. We walked back to Fussen, took about an hour on the flat.
We stayed here for 2 nights in mid-July. The rooms were spacious, recently renovated, and spotless. We found the breakfast to be ample and delicious with a wide variety of breads, meats, cheeses, cereal, yogurt, etc. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the food and service in the restaurant were very good. We found it a little tricky to find by car, but once we figured it out, it is easy to get to. We had free parking while there. The location is terriffic - within easy walking distance of the shopping and restaurants in Fussen, several beautiful parks and biking/hiking trails, and the old Fussen castle. Neuschwanstein is about a 5-10 minute drive. Would love to stay here again.
Great location - middle of town. We had a triple which contained 3 single beds. The room was long but narrow. Definitely nothing fancy - but it was clean and reasonably priced. The breakfast was nice - nothing special. The woman who checked us in was very friendly.
Good place, good price
This was a nice, clean hotel in a good location in Fussen - right underneath the Fussen Castle (not Neuschewanstein or Hohenschwangau). The breakfast was excellent and the room was clean and spacious.
Perfect room, view and service!!
Staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home. Room was very comfortable with beautiful views of courtyard, Schloss and streets of Fussen. Highly Recommended!!
Highly reccomend the Zum Hecht Hotel
Stayed there in June 2003Management very friendly and helpful.Hotel centrally located. Good dining.Good German atmosphere!
Stayed there in October - very nice
We arrived at the hotel just as it started to snow in October 2003 and were very pleased with our reception, our room and the dining room. The room was truly non-smoking and newly remodeled. It was very large and nicely done. The restaurant had a non-smoking section (rare) and both the food and service were very good. We had a car and there was plenty of parking and good directions from the hotel staff.
Good and Bad
Rented 2 rooms for family. One was very small for 2 people. The other was average size but no telephone and a broken TV. Family run hotel.
Clean rooms and English is spoken by some employees. Hotel food just passable. Greek restaurant within a 3 minute walk from hotel was very good and with pleasant but slow service. Too many diners and not enough servers but that is Europe.
Location was great. Internet cafe - 1 minute walk. Five minute walk to train station and a five minute taxi ride to the Neuschwanstein castle.
Bus to the castle was 8 euros for 4 people. Taxi was ten euros. Called the cab driver on his cell phone when we finished the castle tour and he picked us up in 5 minutes.
Checked on the Hotel Hirsh. Rooms were more impressive but it was booked on one of the nights we needed it. Taxi driver said it was the best in town. Rates were reasonable.
Romantic Inn centrally situated
This hotel sits in the town centre below the Schloss, perfect for exploring the small narrow streets. The hotel has room in ther main hotel building and across the courtyard in a second building. rooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated. extremely clean and the family are friendly that run the hotel. Hotel has its own restaurant. Highly recommended for making a bse for this lovely part of Bavaria. For Film buffs, the famous Steve Mcqueen motorbike sequences in The Great Escape were filmed in the fields just outside the town. Scloss Neuwanstein is 8 mins drive away.