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Füssen is not just known as a historical town and the starting point for a visit to the Castle of Neuschwanstein; the region also offers a top-class range of events the whole year round. 

The caste concerts held in September of each year in the Singers‘ Hall at Neuschwanstein are mainly dedicated to the operas of Richard Wagner. Internationally renowned musicians can also be heard in Füssen during the summer Imperial Hall Concert Series held in the baroque surroundings of the Festival Hall of the Abbey of St. Mang, at the vielsaitig string festival, at “Füssen goes Jazz” and at the Füssen Festival Theatre. The romantic old town centre and the numerous lakes that surround the town provide an atmospheric backdrop for traditional festivals and unusual sporting events.

May to September 2015
Imperial Hall Concert Series
Classical, jazz and contemporary music in the baroque Festival Hall of the Abbey of St. Mang. Concerts begin at 8.00 pm. 

Monday, 1 June 2015
Start of the Forggensee boat ride season
Nine round trips each day until mid-October around Bavaria’s biggest man-made lake; starts at Füssen harbour. 

Friday, 26 June to Sunday, 28 June 2015
European Music Days
With bands and soloists from various European nationalities.
Concerts in Füssen Festival Theatre and at other locations around the town.

Sunday, 19 July 2015
15th Royal Castles Romantic Marathon
One of the most beautiful marathon routes in Germany, in the shadow of Neuschwanstein Castle. Starts and finishes in Füssen town centre. 

Friday, 24 July 2015
7th Altstadtkriterium
A bicycle race with the town of Füssen as a prize. The 800 metre circuit leads directly through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town.
Starts 7.00 pm. in Reichenstraße.

Friday, 24 July to Sunday, 26 July 2015
Traditional Costume Festival, Oberer Lechgau-Verband e.V.
In the Hopfen am See district of Füssen with a typical Bavarian festival tent, brass brands and a great festive parade on Sunday afternoon with more than 3,000 participants in traditional costumes.

Thursday, 30 July to Sunday, 2 August 2015
Füssen goes Jazz
Jazz festival with international acts, open-air in Füssen's old town centre.
30.07: Riverboat Shuffle on Forggensee Lake (starts 7.00 pm)
31.07 and 01.08: Jazz bands on the Old Town Stage (starts 8.00 pm)
02.08: Jazz bands on various squares in the old town (starts 11.00 am) 

Saturday, 8 August 2015
Traditional beer festival with live music.
Starts 4.00 pm on Schrannenplatz in Füssen's old town centre.

Saturday, 15. August and Sunday, 16 August
Town Festival
Live bands in all of Füssen’s old town squares. The restaurants in the old town centre will serve speciality beers and delicious treats from their kitchens.
Saturday from 5.00 pm, Sunday from 11.00 am.

Wednesday, 2 September to Saturday, 12 September 2015
Vielsaitig Festival
Concerts and music events with international ensembles – this year’s theme: “Baroque”.
Concerts at 8.00 pm in the Imperial Hall of the Abbey of St. Mang in Füssen. 

Friday, 4 December to Sunday, 6 December 2015 and
Friday, 11 December to Sunday, 13 December 2015
Füssen Advent Market
An atmospheric Bavarian Christmas market in the baroque courtyard of the Abbey of St. Mang: Handcrafts, food and plenty of music to get you in the mood for the Christmas season.
Opening hours: Friday 2.00 – 8.00 pm, Saturday/Sunday 11.00 am – 8.00 pm. 

Wednesday, 30 December and Thursday, 31 December 2015
Füssen New Year Party
Two-day open air New Year party with live music around the winter bar.
Starting at 8.00 pm each day on Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz in front of Füssen Tourist Information Office. 

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