A Bavarian weekend in 4 stops


This year, head to south-eastern Germany and hop between metropolises, while soaking up nature. 

Cover photo: Daniel Seßler / Unsplash


First stop: Nuremberg

Photo: @visit_nuremberg on Instagram


Explore the market, stroll along the canal, climb to the top of the castle: there are so many things to do here! If you stop by in winter, don’t miss the Christmas market. And if you’re a foodie, be sure to book a table at Koch und Kellner, a one Michelin star restaurant. 

Ob. Seitenstraße 4, 90429 Nuremberg


Second stop: Augsburg

Photo: @pantheon_cafe_bar on Instagram


Head to the city’s botanical garden to discover the Japanese garden, the apothecary’s garden and the vegetable garden. A peaceful getaway after hitting the city streets and admiring the Bavarian architecture. To wind down at the end of the day, relax at Pantheon, a modern cocktail bar in a historic building. 

Botanical garden
Dr.-Ziegenspeck-Weg 10, 86161, Augsburg

Maximilianstraße 67, 86150, Augsburg


Third stop: Munich 

Photo: @mo_munich on Instagram


In the region’s capital, stop at Marienplatz, right at the heart of the city, before going to Mahjong Roof Garden, a rooftop restaurant and bar with a gorgeous view of the cityscape and sunset. 

Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 Munich 


Fourth stop: Schwangau

Photo: @soullivity and @myfavoritebars on Instagram


Bavaria whisks you away to a fairy tale world that is like no other area on the planet. Drive two hours from Munich to discover Neuschwanstein Castle, perched 200 metres above the valley and surrounded by lush forests. Nearby, Riwa restaurant, which is also a confectionery, is perfect to enjoy a meal after a morning visit.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau 

Riwa bar & restaurant
Prinzregentenpl. 1, 87629 Füssen


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