The magnificent Benedictine monastery of St. Mang in Füssen has existed since the 8th century and is today considered one of Germany’s nationally valuable cultural monuments. The baroque complex rises majestically on the high bank of the Lech and today houses the museum of the town of Füssen, the town administration and the parish church of St. Mang. A visit to the emperor’s hall, the monastery library, the colloquium and the chapter house is particularly recommended. In the museum you will find historic lutes and violins that remind you of Füssen’s role as the cradle of European lute making. In addition, the Füssen Dance of Death, which was created in 1602 during the plague raging on the Lech, can be seen in the baroque Anna Chapel.