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The history of the region can be traced back to ancient times. Füssen is located  directly next to the roman road via claudia augusta. Already in the 3rd century it was an elementary fort of the roman military.

At that time it was still known as Foetibus and grew from an antique military camp to the Füssen of today, which carries it's name since 1424. During the centuries the camp grew into a picturesque walled city, which gained a castle in the 16th century. Today's architecture and cultural monuments still show almost 2000 years of history of this city.

Due to it's idyllic atmosphere and it's location next to the alps, an interesting and lively craft culture developed over the centuries. Craftsmen were drawn to the picturesque city and travelers as well as pilgrims created the demand for a flourishing trade. Füssen is still known for it's manufacturers and production areas. The city is known to be the birthplace of the lute, which is still manufactured there to this day.

The christian influence is noticeable as well. Christian scientists as well as high ranking members of the catholic church were a part of Füssen, as for example Karlheinz Knebel, the vicar general of the city of Augsburg, as well as the famous scholar Benedikt Maria von Werkmeister.

The city is also know for it's intercultural exchange. Through the establishment of partner cities, exhibitions and partner programs with other cities and countries regularly take place. Among them are the Italian city of Palestrina, the Japanese city of Numata or the city of Helen in the state of Georgia of the USA.

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