Germany is one of Europe’s treasures. Some of this has to do with the German people who are methodical and extremely particular about everything. German villages are all “picture-perfect” with flowers overflowing in flower boxes, well-kept homes and buildings, and clean streets.
We spent most of our time in Bavaria, the large province that occupies the southeastern part of the country. It is probably the most popular section of Germany for tourists.
The Romantic Road which winds through Bavaria makes a great road trip. There are numerous villages to explore, castles to admire, museums to savor, and many other activities to delight travelers. We particularly loved Neuschwanstein Castle, near the Austrian border.
The wonderful city of Munich features an Old Town Square that is a fantastic place to people-watch. The square is known as Marienplatz and features some of the city’s most famous buildings.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most charming medieval villages in Europe.
The village of Mittenwald is known for its painted buildings.
Regensburg is the home of a major university and is rich in history.
There are a number of religious buildings in Bavaria which are noteworthy. One of them is Ettal Monastery.
The interior of the Wieskirche is truly special.
Linderhof is another of Mad King Ludwig’s castles (Neuschwanstein, mentioned above, is one, too).
Fussen, located near Neuschwanstein, is another village that deserves some attention. Its castle is an interesting design..