Bavaria evokes timber-framed gingerbread houses around quaint cobbled plazas, biergartens illuminated by strands of lights where you can don your dirndl and sip from your stein, fairytale castles, and magical mountains begging you to yodel from their peaks. The best way to explore Bavaria is via romantic road trip down the Romantische Strasse. Starting in Würzburg, famed for its rolling vineyards and sprawling palace, the road works its way south to the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Take the cable car to the summit where you can step onto a vertigo-inducing viewing platform that just may provide the best view in Europe. Don't miss the stunning Schloss Neuschwanstein, built by mad Ludwig and the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle. Munich, more than just host to Oktoberfest, is also home to the incredible palaces of the Residenzmuseum and the Schloss Nymphenburg, plus the giant cuckoo clock of the Glockenspiel with its fantastic figurines telling stories as the clock bells chime. Further north, Nuremberg enchants visitors with its annual Christmas market. Wherever your travels take you, one of our hotels in Bavaria will make your perfect home base.
Food & Drink:
Try a traditional Bavarian breakfast of a soft pretzel accompanied with sweet brown mustard and weisswurst, a savoury white sausage flavoured with herbs and onions. For a sweet option, try kaiserschmarrn, a shredded pancake topped with icing sugar. Tuck into typical Bavarian comfort food of schweinshaxe, tender roast pig knuckle with a crackly crust served with a potato dumpling to soak up all the scrumptious juices. Nosh on schnitzel, veal pounded thin, breaded and fried, with a side of kase spaetzle, cheesy noodle dumplings. To wash it all down, you can't go wrong with a Bavarian beer, or a glass of fine Franconian wine.
So, if Bavaria is beckoning you, take the next step and book one of our hotels in Bavaria!