Romantic Holidays 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.
Along the whole stretch of the Bavarian Alps lie castles and picturesque towns to explore and you will never feel like you are running out of places to visit during your romantic trip to Bavaria. Schloss Nymphenburg in contrast displays inspiration from France, while the park features Baroque pavilions and gardens. Inside the park Amalienburg or the Hall of Mirrors is an iconic feature. The porcelain museum in the grounds also contains collections dating back to the 18th century and celebrates the tradition of porcelain making in Nyphemburg. If you are on a honeymoon or want to bring back something really special to serve as a reminder of your time in Bavaria, bringing back some Nymphenburg Porcelain will really give your living or dining room some authentic ambience and charm.
Münich 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 home to a number of fascinating citites, making day trips an important part of the Bavarian experience and Augsburg and Würzberg are both rich with history and sights for a day out. Augsburg as the home of the Reformation is full of old buildings and fountains on the “Imperial Mile,”while Würzberg is similarly home to some amazing monuments and narrow medieval streets. Franconia is one of Germany’s top wine producing regions, so be sure to do some wine tasting during your visit to Würzberg. Franconian wines are renowned for their dry and sophisticated flavour and if you are in the area at the right time of year, there are wine festivals in many of the towns where independent winemakers will allow you to sample their delicious produce.
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!