Bavaria – the beauty of alpine nature and medieval monuments
Bavaria is the largest state of all 16 German federal states, and many visitors to Germany consider it to be the most beautiful as well. The mountainous scenery is breathtaking, and the friendly locals towards tourists make you want to stay there longer.
The area of Bavaria is so large that you would spend at least a week there to get to know all its charms. Of course, the most convenient way to explore Land is by car, and even better by a modern and well-equipped car from PANEK Rent a Car. From Warsaw, the best way to get here is via the S8 and A4 motorway towards Dresden, and then south towards Munich.
Before we get there, we first go to Nuremberg, a special city not only for the history of Germany, but also for Europe. It was there that the trials of the Nazis took place after the Second World War. The city will surely appeal to lovers of historic architecture. One of the most magnificent buildings is the Imperial Castle, which remembers all German Emperors from 1050 to 1571. The symbol of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was partially destroyed during the Allied bombing, but was rebuilt for the glory of future generations. It is also worth visiting the Imperial Chapel and the Church of Our Lady.
Without Munich, there is no Bavaria
Munich is often said to be the most northerly Italian city and in fact, thanks to the Renaissance and Baroque architecture you can feel like in sunny Italy. The showcase of the city is Mariacki Square, which brings together the most important monuments of the city. They are Stary Dwór and two Town Halls. It was at Marienplatz that the most important tournaments of celebrations took place over the years. Munich is, of course, the capital of German beer. The famous Oktoberfest takes place in the city at the turn of September and October, attracting golden drink lovers from all over the world.
The most beautiful in all of Germany
You can’t say you’ve been to Bavaria if you haven’t visited the town of Rothenburg. It is one of the smallest and most beautiful places in all of Bavaria. Whatever you say about it, it is certainly one of the “sweetest”. A tiny market square, medieval buildings and floral compositions pouring out from everywhere make the salty pretzel washed down with cold wheat beer tastes better anywhere.
An important point on the map of Bavaria is the Berchtesgadenerland region, which is a “bag” that cuts into Austria. This alpine land enchants with a variety of attractions. There are snow-capped peaks, the idyllic mountain lake Konigsee with electric boats, waterfalls, rushing streams, as well as a salt mine and thermal springs. In this context, it is not at all surprising that Hitler chose this site (Berghof and Mount Kehlstein) as his headquarters. For lovers of views, we especially recommend the drive to the Rossfeld mountain, from where there is a stunning view of the Alpine peaks and Austrian Salzburg.
The south of Germany wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the amazing castles overlooking everyone. One of the most magnificent and famous is Neuschwanstein near Schwangau. Built as a medieval knight’s castle for the Bavarian King Ludwig II Wittelsbach, it later became an aspiration for the design of the Snow White Palace in Disney.
To visit Bavaria you would have to spend at least a month here, and anyway visits to other locations would be better than what you knew so far. Cities such as Bamberg, Ruhpolding, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ingolstadt, and Regensburg invite you to visit, and the breathtaking views of the Alps and shimmering lakes allow you to catch your breath before the next portion of attractions. This time we will not present the culinary specialties of Bavaria. You will discover them for yourself on your journey through southern Germany. Some are certain, there are no bad choices here.