Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner.
Passau / Germany is a Bavarian city at the Austrian border. Passau is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. On our tour we start at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring distinctive onion-domed towers and an organ with 17,974 pipes. We walk down to the banks of the Inn river and check out the the old town which is known for its baroque architecture. Soon we are at the Three River Conjunction (Dreiflüsseeck) from where we walk back along the Danube (Donau) river on the Donaukai. This leads us back to the central city where we get to the train station and end our Passau tour.
Timeline: 0:00 St. Stephen’s Cathedral 4:30 Along the Inn river 10:00 Back to the Old Town 17:00 Three River Conjunction (Dreiflüsseeck) 21:00 Donaukai 26:00 Central Old Town 28:30 Old Town Hall 29:30 Walking West 37:30 Western Old Town 44:00 Modern City Center 49:00 To the Train Station
Würzburg is a city in Germany’s Bavaria region. It’s known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, particularly the 18th-century Residenz palace, with ornate rooms, a huge fresco by Venetian artist Tiepolo and an elaborate staircase. Home to numerous wine bars, cellars and wineries, Würzburg is the center of the Franconian wine country, with its distinctive bocksbeutel (bottles with flattened round shapes).
Nördlingen is a town in Bavaria, Germany. Its old town is encircled by well-preserved medieval walls with towers and covered parapet paths. The city center is anchored by the massive Gothic St. George’s Church. Its tower, called the Daniel, has views across town. The Rathaus (town hall), with its gabled roof and towers, is one of several medieval buildings, some half-timbered, on the main square.
Rosenheim is a city in Bavaria, southeastern Germany. Its Lokschuppen Rosenheim arts center hosts exhibits in a converted 19th-century railway depot. Max-Josefs-Platz, the market square, is surrounded by arcades, cafes and centuries-old townhouses. The Municipal Museum has displays of local history, including Roman relics. To the east, Simssee is a lake with trails in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.
Bayreuth is a town on the Red Main river in Bavaria, Germany. At its center is the Richard Wagner Museum in the composer’s former home, Villa Wahnfried. Wagner’s operas are performed at the Bayreuther Festspielhaus, home of the annual Bayreuth Festival. On the eastern outskirts, the Hermitage Gardens surrounds the Altes Schloss Eremitage palace and the Temple of the Sun (Sonnentempel), honoring the god Apollo.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a German ski resort in Bavaria, formed when 2 towns united in 1935. It’s a prominent destination for skiing and ice skating as well as hiking. The town lies near the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, with a 2,962m summit accessed by cogwheel train and cable car. Garmisch is considered the more fashionable section, while Partenkirchen’s cobblestone streets retain a traditional Bavarian feel.
Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century.
Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. Its old town preserves structures from the 11th to 19th centuries including the muraled Altes Rathaus (town hall), which occupies an island in the Regnitz reached by arched bridges. The Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral, begun in the 11th century, features 4 towers and numerous stone carvings.
Kulmbach is the capital of the district of Kulmbach in Bavaria in Germany. The town is famous for Plassenburg Castle, which houses the largest tin soldier museum in the world, and for its sausages, or Bratwürste.
Video timeline: Timeline: 0:00 Dr.-Stammberger-Halle 1:00 Uphill to White Tower 4:00 Red Tower and View 6:30 Downhill to Petrikirche 10:00 Some Back Alleys 14:00 Market Square 16:00 Kulmbach Central Streets 18:00 Zinnsfelderbrunnen & More Center 22:30 Back to the White Tower & Starting Point