Bavaria, the stereotype landscape in southern Germany. It’s the German state that always felt and was a bit different than the rest of the country. If you’re looking for green hills, great nature and hiking in the mountain scape of the beautiful Alps you’re in the right place! Bavaria is a wonderful, calm place with its rural landscape and historical cities full of stories and famous personalities from medieval times to modern history.
In the eastern part of the Allgäu, a region in southern Bavaria stands the world-famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. Embedded in the fantastic mountains of the Alps König Ludwig II realized a fantastic architectural monument of the late 19ths century. Only parts were finished before he died in 1886. Still, he managed to integrate electric light and one of the first telephones in Germany.
Close to Garmisch Patenkirchen, you find the highest mountain of Germany, the Zugspitze, dropping its shadow on the famous Eibsee with its emerald, mirrorlike reflecting waters.
Just between Oberammergau and Garmisch Patenkirchen stands Ettal Abbey. Through history an important place for Christian education in the world.
Bavarian cities need a blogpost for themselves. Traditional architecture combined with the rural landscapes and great beer gardens. More to come in the future.