Bavaria is also a favourite vacation spot amongst the Germans, and it's not hard to see why; with art, culture, castles, the great outdoors, and even spas, it is an ideal place to get away and rediscover the world from one of the private rental properties and apartments on offer.
Bavaria is a large state of Germany in the South East, forming roughly 20% of the entire country. Its capital is Munich, which is where the famous Munich Oktoberfest takes place, and there are plenty of Bavarian holiday cottages available to book here. A nice outdoor activity is visiting the Englischer Garten, a large public park which is in fact much bigger than Central Park in New York. Biking tours are available. Nymphenburg Palace, also known as the Castle of the Nymph, used to be the summer residence for royalty, and is now a Baroque palace and a park. Not to be missed is the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in the southwest, which was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Car lovers will enjoy the BMW museum, where visitors can drive simulation cars. Being in a fairly central position in Europe makes Bavaria a good destination if you want to travel to other regions close by, for example it is possible to hop on a train for just a few hours to get you over the border to Pilsen in West Bohemian Czech Republic, or further south-west to the Lake Zurich Region of Switzerland.
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Skiing or a summer break - Bavaria is always the right decision
Equally popular are the Bavarian Alps, and in upper Bavaria, tourists can see the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze. Skiers and snowboarders can find rentals such as a Bavaria holiday cottage in a great location close to the slopes. Großer Arber is in the Bavarian Forest and has been called the "Mont Blanc" of Germany. Inzell is located in a valley and is perfect for cross-country skiing and speed skating. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen a tour of the famous Olympic ski jump is available.
Bavaria also houses some crystal-clear lakes and waterfalls, which are well worth seeing no matter what the season. The Fünf-Seen-Land (Five Lakes Region) is a first-rate site for watersports. Lake Spitzingsee is the highest lake in Germany above sea level, the Röthbach waterfall is the tallest in the country, and the Kuhflucht waterfall in Farchant is also a breath-taking sight. This makes for one of the best destinations to book a self catering rental property for a romantic week to stay with that special someone.
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Bavaria holiday cottages are available in cities and towns throughout Bavaria. Passau is located in central Bavaria and here three rivers – the Danube, the Ilz and the Inn – come together, and river tours are available. The city has an Italian Baroque style to it, and the Bavarian apartments available to rent here are quite stylish and comfortable. Self-catering Bavarian accommodation is available for travellers who want to do their own exploring. Burgenstraße road leads to Coburg, a town full of enchanting castles such as the Veste Coburg fortress, Ehrenburg Palace, Rosenau Castle, and Callenberg Castle. There is also a spa in Bad Rodach, and the town is great for walking. If you're a walking enthusiast, you could always travel over the border from your holiday lettings in Bavaria and go to Vorarlberg in nearby Austria, where the stunning scenery is bound to make you want to run right up the mountains to get the best possible view! If you'd like to go on more of a city trip, head to the capital Vienna, a location whose city centre is so precious it has even been given the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A perfect romance in Bavaria
When it comes to romantic holidays, Germany may not be the first thing that comes to mind but upon closer inspection it truly holds some lovely destinations that will captivate your imagination and leave you returning home with some fantastic memories of your time together. While Bavaria is perhaps best known for its yearly Oktoberfest, the region holds some beautiful sights that make it ideal for a romantic trip with that special someone.
Bavaria’s crown jewel is certainly the Neuschwanstein castle. Serving as the inspiration for Disnep’s logo, the castle is one of Germany’s best-loved attractions, bringing in visitors from all over the world. Commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria who sadly never saw it completed, the Romanesque revivalist stylings and beautiful spires are surrounded by mountains and Lake Alpsee which lies below it. After touring the castle, you can take a boat trip below and admire the stunning scenery. The Alps are in themselves a wonderful attraction and hiking through the valleys is always popular with visitors who are drawn in by the natural beauty of the tall, snow-covered peaks of the mountain ranges.
Munich itself is a thoroughly modern and sleek city that provides plenty for tourists to do. The Frauenkirche or Cathedral Church of Our Lady is a lovely gothic building which contrasts with the design of Marienplatz in the centre, which holds the New Town Hall. Opera was popular in Bavaria due to the extravaganze of the nobility of the region and what better way to spend an evening than visiting one of the opera houses in the city centre! The National theater was the host premieres of many of Wagner’s masterpieces, from Tristan and Isolde to Die Walküre, making it a venue worthwhile visiting. Alternatively visit the Cuvilliés Theater for a slightly more Baroque experience.
Bavaria is a wonderfully diverse region, full of natural and man-made beauty and idyllic towns and cities to explore. Whether you prefer day trips or hiking in the outdoors, Bavaria will provide you with an unforgettable romantic getaway that will leave you wanting to return as soon as possible. Whether you choose a rural holiday cottage or a modern apartment, Bavaria will inspire you and hold a special place in your heart forever!