We began our stay in Germany by spending a few days in Munich, and then Fussen. From there, we did as most Bavarian road-tripping tourists do and headed North to explore the Romantic Road.
“Rainwater shower, fresh garden and a prerequisite for loving animals.” This was all I needed to read before immediately booking a night at Bettina’s Arthouse- a peaceful, 7 acre escape in Ohlstadt, Germany (only 40 minutes from Munich).
Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber is Germany’s best preserved walled town. This picturesque medieval village is one of the highlights on the Romantic Road, and it receives over 2.5 million visitors a year.
Germany’s Romantic Road is a popular tourist route that spans 220 miles (350km) between Wurzburg and Fussen. Along the way, you have the option to stop at dozens of picturesque villages and medieval walled towns.
Fussen is a charming Bavarian town at the end (or beginning) of the Romantic Road. Just about everyone passes through here on their way to Neuschwanstein Castle, but most don’t stop. Nick and I decided to stay the night in Füssen at an AirBnB, and I’m so glad we did.
Nestled in the hills of Bavaria, just above the village of Hohenschwangau, lies a beautiful fairytale castle fit for the pages a story-book. Neuschwanstein Castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II in 1869.
Our trip has been pretty packed with WWII sites. We’ve been to Auschwitz, The Krakow Ghetto, and Schindler’s Factory. It’s been emotionally heavy and I think Nick is ready for some lighter activities.
With so many beer halls/gardens in Munich and only three days in the city, we had to narrow down our options. A German friend highly recommended the Chinesischer Turm beer garden in Munich’s English Garden, so we put it at the top of our list. This place did not disappoint.