Ablaze in the Alps: Experience Bavaria in Autumn
When it comes to exploring Germany during the autumn season, Bavaria is the place to be. Besides the fact that there are numerous outdoor activities to choose from, there are also approximately 25 historic castles and palaces in the region, such as the Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace, Nuremberg Castle and the Burghausen Castle. Bavaria also hosts many harvest festivals during the fall such as the popular Oktoberfest in Munich, which draws in more than 6.2 million visitors each year, or the Rosenheim Fall Festival, the largest festival in southwestern Upper Bavaria.
Autumn Activities in Bavaria
Some of the many activities to experience during autumn in Bavaria include hiking in the Alps, enrolling in a bike tour, taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or sampling the local wines at a Bavarian winery. Visitors can also take a scenic drive along the Romantic Road, a 350 km long historic trade route which runs through many of Bavaria's medieval towns. Starting in Würzburg, the road winds down from the Franconia wine country, past historic villages like Augsburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and ends in Füssen, a small town nestled near the Alps and in close proximity to both the Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles.
Relaxing Getaways in Bavaria
For visitors hoping to attend some of the many Bavarian festivals this fall, or for those simply looking for a relaxing holiday near the Alps while visiting the region’s medieval castles, there are various spa hotels to choose from in Bavaria. Many spa hotels in the area offer facilities which range from spa massages and thermal pools, to foot salt scrubs, sports and leisure programs and much more. Whether guests wish to experience a traditional beer or harvest festival in Bavaria this fall, or to enjoy a relaxing vacation at a spa hotel, Bavaria in autumn can tailor to any visitor's needs.