Southern Germany – Bavaria & Baden-Wuttemburg
Germany is a beautiful country. Out of all the amazing places to see in Germany. If you only have a couple weeks to spend in Germany the places that I recommend the most is the state of Bavaria and the Black Forest which are located within the state Baden-Wurtemberg. Within Bavaria, the capital city Munich, there is much to see! The romantic road goes through Bavaria and Baden-Wuttemburg giving AMAZING views of the country.
The Black Forest has a fairy-tale-like feel and it’s not a surprise because the Grimm brothers used the black forest as an inspiration to many of the original tales.
Why is it called the black forest? The large number of trees that line the forest floor are so thick in the forest that the light is blocked from coming through making the forest dark.
If you only have a couple weeks to spend in Southern Germany- here is where you need to go:
Drive the Romantic Road (Romantische Straße)- “The Divergent Travelers” have an excellent guide to enjoying a car trip through the romantic road- definitely check this out if you plan on driving in Germany at all.
Build in the mid- 1800s this Romanesque Revival was built by King Ludwig II and is now a popular Bavarian tourist destination.
From Neuschwanstein Castle hike up to Marienbrucke (Queen Mary’s bridge). From Marienburcke, you will have an amazing vantage point to take some of those amazing photos of Neuschwanstein!
This is a salt mine! The current fee for an adult is 16.50 Euros. The tour takes about an hour plus time for putting on and taking off special clothes you need to wear to go into the mines. It is open to the public daily, with the exception of a few holidays. The salt mine has been in use for over 500 years!
Located in central Munich Marienplatz (Mary’s square) is the current city center and has been since the 12th century! If you visit within the weeks before Christmas you can see the Christkindmarkt with all kinds of fantastic things to buy for Christmas gifts.
The daily food market, Vikualienmarkt, originally located within Marienplatz but moved out years ago when the market outgrew the square.
Baden-Wurtemberg’s capital city. Here you can find museums, zoos, shops, and so much more to do!
This castle had been reconstructed in the early 19th century after being destroyed, rebuilt, and then ruined. It is open all year round for the public, except a few holidays each year.
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Here are a few helpful German phrases:
Hello – Guten Tag
How are you – Wie geht es dir?
I’m good thanks, and you? – Mir geht es gut, danke und dir?
Thank you – Danke
You’re welcome – Bitte
Where is the restroom? – Wo ist die toilette?
What is your name? – Wie heißen Sie?
My name is… Ich heiße….
Do you speak English? Sprechen sie Englisch?
Thanks for visiting! See you soon!
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