Hi everyone! Even though summer is already over, I still want to share my experience and tell you all about my trip to Germany. I spent a week of August in South Germany, Bavaria with my parents. Because we were on the south side, the weather was still very summer like (unlike here in Lithuania at that time), but we did caught a lot of rain too. In fact, we were caught by a hazardous storm whilst we were driving on the mountain, but it was all alright at the end.
On our first day we arrived early in the morning to Munich’s airport and rented a car. From Munich we drove straight to a small city Lindau. It was so lovely there. I love how colorful the buildings of these little Bavaria cities are. It definitely reminded me of the small towns in Italy, which I adore, so I obviously loved it there. We strolled around Lindau all afternoon and also had a lunch there. Here you can see the town’s harbour. It’s not very big, but it’s beautifully arranged and looks pristine. You can go on a 1-2 hour boat trip around the lake, but we actually did that in another city.
Afterwards that same day we drove to our next destination – Füssen. The main reason why we wanted to visit this town is because it is very close to the famous castles: Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, which we went to see the next day. Hohenschwangau Castle is a 19th-century palace in southern Germany. It was the childhood residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria.
In 1869 King Ludwig II of Bavaria started building his own castle – Neuschwanstein, which is high above his parent’s castle. He was looking into his castle‘s construction from his father‘s bedroom window. The castles were both build in a romanticism style, so they were very precisely decorated in the inside. They are painted and decorated in such bright, bold colors, in contrast to their outside. The heraldic symbol of these castles is the swan, which you can see all around the castles and decorations. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures on the inside, but here you can see how they look from the outside.
The castles are surrounded by the view of mountains and are built next to the lake Alpsee. The whole view of this place is breathtaking and looks like a true fairytale. We took all day to walk around the castles and the place and it surely was a day well spent.
The following day we drove to Berchtesgaden, which is a municipality in the German Bavarian Alps. We visited the Hitler‘s “Eagle’s Nest”, the Kehlsteinhaus that now has a restaurant with the alpine views. From the top of the mountain you can see the panorama of the beautiful german nature, its lakes and mountains.
For the next day we had planned a boat tour on the Königssee. The Königssee is Germany’s third deepest and also the cleanest lake. It was a day of enjoying the beautiful nature and fresh air.
Our final destination of the trip was Munich. We took a sight-seeing bus to look around the city. We didn‘t have enough time to do it all by foot, but I personally really like the bus tours because you listen to the history of the town and buildings while you see the view all at once. It‘s an easy and quick way to learn about a place. We spent most of the time in and around Marienplatz, which is the main square in Munich and the best shopping area. On our last day we still had a lot of time until the flight back home, so we decided to visit the BMW Museum and I, as fan of old/vintage cars (as well as the newest ones, of course) enjoyed it a lot. After that we bought the last souvenirs and said our goodbyes at the airport.
I hope you enjoyed, until next time! xo