Festivals & Fairy Tales on a Bavarian Road Trip

Back in May, Chris and I had the opportunity to visit Munich, Germany. (Read about my adventures in Munich here!) After spending a few days there, we figured we’d spend the weekend road tripping through Bavaria! We stopped in the village of Füssen first (read about our visit to Neuschwanstein Castle here!) then made our way to the beautiful Bavarian villages of Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Dinkelsbühl is a small, historical village (with a very fun name, don’t you agree?) in southern Germany. I had read about it while researching what to do in Bavaria, and I’m so glad we decided to go! This lovely little village felt like something straight out of a fairy tale!!


The village was adorable and we quickly discovered we had arrived on a day when a festival was taking place! We had tons of fun exploring the area, checking out the traditional costumes, watching the dances, and listening to the bands. What a day!


We spent the night nearby, then headed to the small, medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber the following day. We were delighted to discover that there was some kind of festival going on there, too! We grabbed some coffee and a pastry at a little cafe and watched costumed villagers parade around us. After we ate, we started exploring the village, stopping to take photos of the fascinating people and architecture.


At one point, it started to drizzle, so we climbed the stairs up to a tower that overlooked the adorable medieval village. The sights were incredible! I loved the apricot-colored, sharply-pitched roofs.


After taking a few photos at the top, we climbed down a level and began to walk along the covered wall that surrounds the village, taking in the scenes below as we walked.


It was still raining as we climbed back down from the wall and started weaving our way back through the village to find some lunch.


After grabbing a quick German lunch, our Bavarian adventures had come to an end and it was time to head to the airport. It had been a wonderful week in Germany!

Auf Wiedersehen for now, Beautiful Bavaria!




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