48 Hours in Bavaria

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Bavaria, you’re alright with us.

We don’t mind driving along your autobahn at 160km/hr and having Porsche drivers fly past us. We also don’t mind your delightfully smoked beer. We don’t hate your beautiful walled cities and we certainly don’t mind your castles.

Or your alps.

Or your friendly inhabitants.

In fact, other than the red-light-district we accidentally booked for accommodation in Frankfurt, you’re pretty much flawless.

After our relatively sketchy first night in Frankfurt, it was time to make the most of our weekend in Germany.

The mission was relatively simple; make our way down to Neuschwanstein Castle, and see some Bavarian towns along the way.

In short, mission accomplished. It was such a tightly-packed weekend with so much to see, taste and experience. Now, here’s the pics to prove it!

First stop, the side of the road.

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Honestly, when there’s fields of yellow, what are you supposed to do?

Next stop, Bamberg.
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Bamberg was a whirlwind of beautiful buildings, second-hand markets, smoked beer, someone’s wedding and German sausages.

It was pretty packed with tourists (ourselves included), but it was a real gem of a city.

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After grabbing some lunch (pictured above), it was time for us to visit our next destination.

Next stop, Rothenburg.

We were only in Rothenburg for half an hour (I mentioned this trip was tight, didn’t I?)

It’s a city that feels more like a movie set than a real place where people live and work. Walled city with Bavarian goodness every which way you look!

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Next Stop, Fussen.
After Rothenburg, we drove along the Romantic road for an hour, only to find out we were headed in the opposite direction of our destination.

Brilliant. Eventually, after many hours of country music, throwback playlists and a little bit of help from some junk food, we arrived at Fussen for the night.

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Next stop, Neuschwanstein Castle.
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This. Is. What. Dreams. Are. Made. Of.

Built in the late 1800’s, Neuschwanstein is set at the foot of the Alps in Southern Germany. It was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland, and it’s surreal to see in person.

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Next stop, the side of the road.
Because forest.
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Also, when there’s a meadow with flowers and a castle at the foot of the Alps in the background, what are you supposed to do?

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From here, we took a quick trip into Austria for lunch.

I know, that statement sounds ridiculous to me too. No pics to share, just an unbelievable memory of sipping on Austrian beer and enjoying a Cordon Bleu.

After this, it was time to get back in the car for the long journey home. It turns out the whole of Germany was on the Autobahn that Sunday, and a five hour journey took eight hours.

From here, another flight, then another two trains and a walk home left us wondering if the whole weekend really every happened.

P.S. Thank you Dr Denim for the clothes!


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