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Taking day trips from Munich, Germany and seeing the best sights that the region has to offer has never been this so easy. This is thanks to the city’s close proximity to the locations and the country’s vast train system.
All you need is literally one Bayern ticket to see some of the most unbelievable tourist spots located just beyond the city’s outskirts. And with Munich as your starting point, you’d likely be overwhelmed with the vast travel destination choices available at hand. Still, choosing the best destination shouldn’t be that hard. This post should make your selection process easy as we help narrow down the best options.
We hope you get to like our list of the 10 best day trips from Munich, Germany!
Stand in awe as you get to see the fairy tale-like castle of King Ludwig II – the Neuschwanstein Castle. Set on top of a hill, above the village (and a castle) of Hohenschwangau, the Neuschwanstein Schloss attracts visitors by the millions. Per day, the site caters around 10,000 sightseers, lining up to see the castle in its full glory. Fun fact: the Neuschwanstein castle is said to have inspired Disney World’s Sleeping Beauty castle.
There are so many things to love at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The natural wonders, the idyllic villages, and the breath-taking sights are all but just a few highlights to consider when visiting this famous Winter Olympics venue.
8Salzburg (Sound of Music)
Detach yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city and seek refuge in the tranquillity of “The Sound of Music.” Satiate the amazing view of the Lower Bavarian Alps as you travel along south to Salzburg. Explore the town’s magnificent churches and squares. And yes, don’t forget to see the locations to where the beloved movie, “Sound of Music,” was filmed.
Discover picturesque sights and views at Königssee near Berchtesgaden. Nothing beats the feeling of zen and serenity that you will get once you see the emerald-green lake, sitting idly between the steep walls of the rocky mountains. You can find yourself spending hours on end, just admiring the natural wonders surrounding you.
The Magical Christmas Market in Nuremberg
Despite having an infamous historical background (being the site of Hitler’s propaganda rallies), Nuremberg still deserves some attention and love. Take a guided tour to see the city’s attractions. Your guide can fill you in with the details. Or you can just stroll around and admire the wonderful structures like the Congress Hall and the medieval old town.
5Rothenburg ob der Tauber
If you’re wondering what the old, medieval Europe looks like, then you need to visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This town is one of the features of the Romantic Road Trail. It’s basically a trail which features some of the most interesting places to visit here in Germany. Rothenburg, in particular, is known for its well-preserved medieval charm. The town hall, the city gates, the wall, the marketplace – they will surely take you back in time during the feudal Europe.
Of course, no one should forget Rothenburg’s famous Christmas shop, which is open for business all year round.
4Legoland Deutschland (Gunzburg)
Kyle definitely had a wonderful time visiting Germany’s Legoland Park. There’s so many things to see and so much things to do here. Some of the park’s highlights are the rides like the Legoland Express Train, the Safari Rides, and the Driving School for Kids, just to name a few. Legoland’s Atlantis is also worth checking out. Your kids will definitely love it here! See our post with Kyle visiting Legoland Park Germany.
3Therme Erding in Erding, Germany
Our Wet and Wild Adventure at Galaxy Erding
When you and your family just want to go wet and wild in the summer, or at any given time, then head over to Therme Erding. Dubbed as “Europe’s biggest water slide world,” this water park is a heaven made on earth. Kids of ages 7 to 77 will definitely have tons of fun here. There are a lot of water slide varieties that your crew can try to ride. Guaranteed, you won’t run out of things to do in Therme Erding.
Above Berchtesgaden is Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Again, despite its dark and horrifying past, the place is still worth visiting because of its inherent beauty and grandeur. It was once the dictator’s mini fortress, a seat of his vast power. Today, a restaurant is serving travellers not only with the best dishes but also a 120 mile view of the incredible Bavarian mountain ranges.
Let your breath be taken away when you visit this beautiful Austrian town. Never in my whole life was I ever impressed seeing some of the most unbelievable Alpine houses, shops, and alleyways. The lake, meanwhile, adds more magic to its charm.
Do you agree with our list of the best day trips from Munich? Which one would you love to visit or may have already tried? Sound them off in the comments section below.
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