Un­ravel the Jew­els of Ro­man­tic Europe

Nes­tled amidst the mighty Alps, Europe has the best ro­man­tic sites, es­pe­cially the re­gions of Bavaria, Tirol and Salzburg. Ex­plore Jew­els of Ro­man­tic Europe through Mu­nich, the Bavar­ian Coun­try­side and more...

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Cos­mopoli­tan Mu­nich

The Bavar­ian cap­i­tal has its own charm as it prom­ises a life that is tra­di­tional, yet mod­ern. The city has many at­trac­tions on of­fer, in­clud­ing Frauenkirche, the Gothic cathe­dral that has the hall­mark onion-shaped domes; Hof­bräuhaus, which is the world’s most fa­mous beer hall and restau­rant; Schloss Nym­phen­burg, the Baroque sum­mer palace and birth­place of King Lud­wig II; as well as BMW Welt, BMW Mu­seum and BMW Mu­nich Plant, which al­low vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence the fa­mous BMW brand and its ori­gin.

The 5-star Mu­nich Air­port

The Mu­nich In­ter­na­tional Air­port is known as Europe’s most mod­ern air­port, of­fer­ing a min­i­mum con­nect­ing time of just 30 min­utes. Boast­ing 200 shops with down­town prices, short dis­tances be­tween gates, and easy tax re­fund pro­ce­dures, it is the per­fect bet for tran­sit pas­sen­gers. The air­port gets over 3800 weekly flights to more than 150 des­ti­na­tions.

On top of Zugspitze

The high­est peak in Ger­many, the 2962-me­tre-high Zugspitze of­fers a 360° view of around 400 peaks in four coun­tries—Ger­many, Aus­tria, Switzer­land and Italy. Vis­i­tors can reach the top through a cog­wheel rail­road and three dif­fer­ent ca­ble cars, and is per­fect for moun­taineers, hik­ers, fam­i­lies, cou­ples, chil­dren as well as se­nior cit­i­zens.

Ho­hen­schwan­gau Cas­tle and Mu­seum of the Bavar­ian Kings

King Max II of Bavaria, fa­ther of King Lud­wig II, ac­quired the di­lap­i­dated cas­tle Sch­wanstein and got it re­built in a neogothic style. Since then, Ho­hen­schwan­gau Cas­tle has been one of the sum­mer and hunt­ing res­i­dences of the royal fam­ily, with pri­vate apart­ments and some per­sonal ob­jects still pre­served. The Mu­seum of the Bavar­ian Kings has an ex­hi­bi­tion area of 1000 sq m, and presents the age of the Bavar­ian kings from 1806 to 1918. It also houses one orig­i­nal coat of King Lud­wig II.

Tirol in the heart of the Alps

The land in the moun­tains–Tirol has ev­ery­thing for those who plan a trip with their beloved. Lofty moun­tains, pic­turesque val­leys, rugged peaks, rolling Alpine pas­tures and spec­tac­u­lar glaciers, it’s all here, mak­ing this place a one-of-its-kind des­ti­na­tion.

Lovely Inns­bruck

Hav­ing fea­tured in record books as the only city in the world to host three Olympic Games, Inns­bruck is known for its Alpine charm and warm hos­pi­tal­ity. The 800-year-old city cen­tre here is the hub of cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties, blend­ing seam­lessly with a young, ur­ban lifestyle.

Daz­zling Swarovski Kristall­wel­ten

Daniel Swarovski’s brain­child, Swarovski Kristall­wel­ten of­fers a liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence through Swarovski crys­tals, which is con­stantly be­ing recre­ated for vis­i­tors. One can find the cre­ations of world-renowned de­sign­ers and ar­chi­tects in Cham­bers of Won­der and the ex­pan­sive gar­den.

Salt Mine Ber­cht­es­gaden

Thronged by a huge num­ber of tourists through­out the year, Salt Mine Ber­cht­es­gaden, a 500-year-old salt mine that is still ac­tive; and Old Salt Works Bad Re­ichen­hall, with its Salt Mu­seum, are two sights mak­ing it to ev­ery Europe itin­er­ary.

Scin­til­lat­ing Salzburg

Home to famed com­poser Mozart, Salzburg has also been fea­tured ex­ten­sively in Hol­ly­wood mu­si­cal—The Sound of Mu­sic. Known for its his­toric city cen­tre (listed as a UNESCO World Her­itage Site), the city is dis­tin­guished for its nar­row streets and spa­cious square, im­pres­sive mon­u­ments and gar­dens, as well as the Salzburg Fes­ti­val and the stun­ning moun­tain panorama.

Prien am Chiem­see

Sit­u­ated be­tween Mu­nich and Salzburg, Prien at Lake Chiem­see is a pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion for hol­i­days in Bavaria. Those vis­it­ing this breath-tak­ing land­scape of the Chiem­gau re­gion and the Up­per Bavar­ian Alps can in­dulge in an ar­ray of sport­ing, leisure and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties.

Kul­turgut AG

An­other amaz­ing lo­ca­tion in Bavaria, Kul­turGut of­fers cre­ations of fa­mous de­sign­ers, and ev­ery prod­uct and de­sign here is a story, of­fer­ing vis­i­tors the chance to take a piece of Bavaria home. One can pick from a choice of aes­thet­i­cally de­signed silk scarves, cush­ions, bags, nap­kins, dec­o­ra­tive bot­tles and even lo­cally made porce­lain.

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