By Henrik Bekker
Bavaria is through a long way the most well-liked vacation spot in Germany for either foreign and household travelers. this can be no genuine shock because it comprises this sort of wide variety of sights. Castles, palaces, monasteries, church buildings and old cities abound. Nuremberg, with its Nazi historical past, is in Bavaria, as are the idyllic Alpine villages of Berchtesgaden and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, let alone the Romantic highway, with Dinkelsbuhl, Augsburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. however the region's major charm is Munich, which has an excellent variety of fine museums, conventional beer gardens and beer halls, in addition to a number of eating places serving every little thing from foreign fast-food to scrumptious haute delicacies. the town hosts classical song live shows and the unique Oktoberfest each year. past cultural adventures is the nice open air. a variety of rivers provide nice watersports; the Alps are recognized for wintry weather actions; forested mountain levels are criss-crossed by way of motorcycle routes and mountaineering trails galore. This consultant visits all of the top castles (including Neuschwanstein, domestic of Mad King Ludwig), the museums, church buildings and historical websites, with sensible commute recommendation and suggestions that just a neighborhood may provide. colour thoughout.
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Munich). BMW (Munich) and Audi (Ingolstadt) have their own museums but for the finest overview of more than a century of German cars visit the EFA German Automobile Museum in Amerang in the Chiemgau. (Oberbayern). Exhibitions on torture implements seem almost obligatory in most castles but for the most thorough treatment of the subject visit the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. (Mittelfranken). Great Castles The Veste Coburg is one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Germany.
Weißwurst is mostly veal but, as with any kind of sausage, it is best not to get into specifics. In mostly rural Bavaria, Brotzeit (literally, bread time) is usually a low-cost meal served in the late afternoon, but it can also be late morning, and consists of bread, cold meats and cheese. It is especially com- Tipping n 47 mon in hiking areas and is served by most guesthouses after 4 pm only. Beer is still hugely popular in Germany and nowhere more so than in Bavaria. Around 600 breweries operate in Bavaria and beer is exported to over 140 countries.
Apfelsaftschorle, a mixture of apple juice and soda water, is the most popular non-alcoholic drink served in Germany after water. It is low in calories and socially acceptable on any occasion. Although other soft drinks and colas are generally available, it is seldom drunk with a meal. Although all municipal water is safe to drink, and actually has higher safety requirements than bottled water, many Germans prefer to drink bottled water. Do not expect tap water to be served in restaurants. Water, beer, soft drinks, and Schorle usually cost about the same in restaurants, with beer often slightly cheaper.
Adventure Guide: Munich & Bavaria (Hunter Travel Guides) by Henrik Bekker