A stroll to South Bavaria
South Bavaria! Natural surroundings, healthy air. Medieval castles, magnificent palaces and baroque churches. Sparkling lakes and national parks. The German Alps with the tallest peak in Germany, Mount Zugspitze. Attractions include King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle, the ensembles of Wieskirche pilgrimage church, the Roman Limes, Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg. And for the beer lovers the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich.
Do you know that ..
before the construction of Disneyland, Walt Disney and his wife Lillian took a European tour. The time he spent at Neuschwanstein Castle was indeed the inspiration behind the Sleeping Beauty Castle!
Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest is not a beer festival, but the anniversary celebration of the wedding between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and his wife, Princess Therese of Saxony. When they hitched in 1810, the royals commemorated the event with a public party where not a single drop of the beer was spilled! It wasn't until 1819 that the horse races were replaced by beer vendors.