Fall brings out mega chrome colours

We love this fall picture of Neuschwanstein Castle. As the days get shorter and the wafts of mist hover around the caste, it can often be seen in its typical mystical look.

But when the sun is out, especially during our famous “golden October”, the sight of the castle surrounded by its forest is just outright gorgeous, with when autumn having painted the leaves with its polychrome hues.

Surely this is also a reason, why visitors from around the globe continue to travel to Schwangau to see the castle. One of the internationally most popular travel guides has now confirmed: Bavaria is one of the world’s top 10 regions in their book “Best in Travel 2016”. The winner is Transylvania in Rumania. In the city ranking, Kotor (Montenegro) won the top spot, following 2015 winner Washington DC. The winning country is Botswana, 2015 it was Singapore.

The Bavaria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Germany guidebook reads as follows: “From the cloud-shredding Alps to the fertile Danube plain, Bavaria is a place that keeps its clichéd promises, yet offers much more than the chocolate-box idyll. There’s an untranslatable feel-good air that makes exploring the region an easy-going experience.” The guide book lists the following “must-go’s”:

  • indulge your romantic fantasies at fairy-tale Schloss Neuschwanstein
  • rack-and-pinion your way to the top of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak
  • perch at the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden to enjoy show-stopping Alpine vistas

Coverage includes: Bavarian Alps, Füssen, Wieskirche, Schloss Linderhof, Oberammergau, Ettal, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Oberstdorf, Bad Tölz, Berchtesgaden, the Romantic Road, Würzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Donauwörth, Augsburg, Landsberg am Lech, Nuremberg & Franconia, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Coburg, Altmühltal Nature Park, Eichstätt, Regensburg & around, the Danube, Ingolstadt, Landshut, Passau and Bavarian Forest.

Photocredit: Timo Steiger

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.