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Are you the kind of person who wants to enjoy an amazing scenery? Perhaps some place cold, with mountainous ranges and lakes? Perhaps some place with ice, snow capped mountains and glaciers? Especially somewhere which is is not very crowded or flocked by tourists.
Does such a place even exist? In short and to break the ice, yes, it does. The place that you are looking for is known by the name of ‘Bavarian Alps.’ The Bavarian Alps is a section of the Alps, specifically the Eastern Alps, that falls under Germany. It is named the Bavarian Alps after the German state of Bavaria. Below are all that you need to know to plan a spectacular trip to the Bavarian Alps.
Best Time To Visit Bavarian Alps
The best time of the year to visit the Bavarian Alps would be between the months of June through September. Since Bavaria is surrounded by snow capped mountains and is located at a high altitude, the climate is generally cold. The mornings and afternoons are especially cold, with midnight conditions being freezing cold. But nevertheless, this is an amazing honeymoon destination and the best time to beat the crowds would be the months of August and September.
3 Best Places To Visit In Bavaria
Bavaria is a beautiful land that one should definitely visit. If not for the climate, for its amazing and scenic locations. Bavaria offers some of the most scenic views in Germany and a truly romantic experience for couples.
1. The Zugspitze
Zugspitze is the tallest mountain in Germany and among the mountains in the Bavarian Alps. Zugspitze stands at 2,962 metres. This is a popular spot for skiers and hikers located at Zugspitze-Westgipfel Station (2,950 metres), is a restaurant that offers one of the most iconic views of the Bavarian Alps.
The Zugspitze also offers an incredible ecotourism opportunity; on its flanks are 3 glaciers, the Bavarian Alps form valleys (on which many beautiful Bavarian villages are built), numerous lakes, and the Zugspitze also has 3 peaks. Together this forms a very unique alpine experience that you should not miss out on.
Have you ever wondered about the architecture during the medieval times? Or perhaps about the culture of people during the Medieval times? Then travel to Rothenburg, one of the best medieval towns in Europe that have been preserved well over centuries. What makes Rothenburg famous is its half timbered houses and cobblestone lanes. This scenic town is sure to leave you mesmerized by its awesome architecture and climate that help create a romantic backdrop.
Munich is the capital of Bavaria and forms the third largest city in Germany. Munich is home to buildings that are centuries old, numerous museum and the annual Oktoberfest Beer Festival. Munich is home to one of the largest and oldest science museums in the world, ‘the Deutsches Museum’, which is located on the River Isar. Munich is also home to breathtaking architecture that are especially manifested in its churches.
3 Best Things To Do In Bavaria:
Here a few amazing things to get involved in while on your trip to Bavaria. You must get involved in either of the things:
1. Skiing At The Bavarian Alps
Schneefernerhaus is the ultimate skiing destination for skiers. It is one of the best skiing spots in all of Europe and the highest skiing spot in Germany. Traverse the snow of the Bavarian Alps on skis for the ultimate adrenaline rush experience. But not only skiing, the Bavarian Alps offer some of the most exquisite hiking opportunities. You can also choose to enjoy tobogganing with friends and family, and hot air balloon rides that offer some of the most scenic and panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps and Bavaria.
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2. Exploring Neuschwanstein Castle
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a Romanesque-style palace built on a hill, that was initially commissioned by King Ludwiig II of Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. The Neuschwanstein Castle offers guided tours about the castle, its history and all its purpose. But what makes the Neuschwanstein Castle even a hit among children is the fact that it was used as an inspiration for the designing of the castles of Disney’s Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
3. Christmas Celebrations At Munich
Christmas in Munich is a truly unique and spectacular experience. Some of the best Christmas experiences of Munich include: Traditional Christmas Markets, the Tollwood Winter Festival, the Munich Ice Magic and Christmas Village. The Traditional Christmas Market is an amazing seasonal market where one can buy wine, infamous gingerbread and wonderful handmade wooden crafts, toys and ornaments. Tollwood Winter Festival is an amazing festival that celebrates food and music.
Another fun experience would be ice skating at Munich’s largest open air ice skating rink, ‘the Munich Ice Magic’. Last but not the least, the Christmas Village of Munich that is located at it Royal Residence every Christmas, showcases amazing carols, a life-sized nativity scene, traditional artisans, carousels and a chance to meet the German Santa Claus, Nikolaus.
3 Best Places To Stay In Bavaria
Bavaria offers some of the most amazing lodging experiences. Its climate and scenery combined with the extraordinary hospitality of Bavaria’s hotels to create a truly magical vacation for its guests.
1. Hotel Laimer Hof
Have you ever dreamt of living in a century old villa? Relive that fantasy at Hotel Laimer Hof, a neo-Renaissance Villa that is more than a century old. The family run hotel has some beautifully designed rooms that are emanate comfort. It is fitted with a wide variety of amenities and offers some of the best hospitality. The hotel has only 23 rooms. It is located in Nymphenburg, Munich. But a very unique feature of Hotel Laimer Hof is that it is pet friendly.
2. Hotel Weinbauer
Hotel Weinbauer is located only 4 km away from Neuschwanstein Castle. Hotel Weinbauer offers a homely feel to its guests. It has been open since 1865. The hotel has some of the most amazing rooms and the verandas offer the most breathtaking views of mountains and castles. Hotel Weinbauer also has an inhouse pub, international restaurant, wine garden and beer garden. But a truly exceptional feature of Hotel Weinbauer is that it offers a truly relaxing spa.
3. Prinzhotel Rothenburg
Prinzhotel Rothenburg is a hotel that offers world class service and incredible hospitality. It offers guests cozy rooms available in a variety of upgradations. Other amenities include a regional/Mediterranean restaurant, pool and conferencing facilities. But what makes it truly exceptional is its location; being close to various historic landmarks and museums.
Travelling To Bavarian Alps
You can travel via 3 major modes of transportation including air, road and train.
By Air: There is an international airport in Bavaria, Munich International Airport.
By Road: One can rent a car and drive to the Bavarian Alps from Berlin (a 5 hour journey) or travel by bus from Germany.
By Train: One can travel to the Bavarian Alps from Munich in 1.5 hours by train.
The Bavarian Alps are an awesome place to try out new things and have that amazing spark you expect from a vacation. While you plan your trip to Bavarian Alps, we would be glad to fulfill your expectations based on tailor-made needs. We emphasize on you having a wonderful time and so you shall.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bavarian Alps
How to get a visa to visit Bavaria?
One can obtain a visa to visit Bavaria from the German Embassy.
Are there frequent avalanche accidents in the Bavarian Alps?
Avalanche accidents do happen in the Bavarian Alps but they are not frequent in occurrence and precautions are being taken by the Bavarian Government to issue avalanche warnings before hand and to protect the settlements there.
Is skiing safe in Schneefernerhaus?
Yes, skiing is safe in Schneefernerhaus as it meets the standards of safety.
What is the legal drinking age in Bavaria?
Legal drinking age in Bavaria is 16 years but only 18 years and above individuals are allowed to drink spirits.
Is it possible to hike to the summit of Zugspitze?
There are 5 hiking trails to the summit of Zugspitze, each differing in terms of difficulty, but on an average they take between 8 to 10 hours to complete, and may be split across 2 days.
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