Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle

To a friend who had never been to Germany and had only enough time to see a single city or region, we would recommend the countryside of southern Bavaria. Enjoy extraordinary beauty, several Michelin three-star sights, and restaurants and hotel prices that are among the lowest in the country.

Best Towns

Top Sights

Suggested Activity

Drive the backroads, staying off the Deutsche Alpenstrasse as much as possible.

A Place to Stay

Gasthof Fraundorfer in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Ludwigstrasse 24, tel. +49/08821/9279, fax 92799, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Doubles $68 to $84.

A Place to Dine

Dinner at Gasthof Fraundorfer in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.