Germany is a globetrotter’s paradise. With refined culture, a rich history, cosmopolitan cities, architectural marvels, and vibrant festivals, Germany has something for everyone. Although North Germany offers a stunning coastline, bustling beaches, and unique tourist cities like Lubeck, Bremen, and Wismar, Southern Germany, undoubtedly, stands out in terms of the variety of experiences it offers. So, if you have been planning to travel to Germany this 2023, our crisp guide is here to help.


The south of Germany is not only the country’s most economically robust region but is also home to some of the most picturesque places, such as the Alps, the Black Forest, the Danube and Rhine rivers, etc. Some of the must-visit places in Southern Germany include –


It is the most popular and ‘touristy’ city in Southern Germany, especially renowned for Oktoberfest. Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is perched along the Isar River and is the gateway to the German Alps. It is bound by breathtaking architecture and offers a fascinating concoction of traditional Bavarian culture, modern living, and innovative industries. Despite its phenomenal economic growth and modern developments in recent years, you can still glimpse the bygone era through the buildings in Munch’s City Centre. Other top-tier places in the region include the English Garden and the Olympic Village.


In case you have been planning to travel to Germany, a visit to Nuremberg should be a must in your itinerary. It is the second-largest city in Bavaria and brimming with history. From the Imperial Castle, which was the traditional residence of German emperors, to the Old Town mushroomed with timber-framed houses, Nuremberg is an experience unlike any other. Other important sites to look out for include the Home of painter and printmaker Albrecht Durer and the Nazi Rally Party Grounds.


If you love nature, then Garmisch-Partenkirchen in South Germany is a place that will sweep you off your feet. It is located on the Southern fringe of Germany at Zugspitze and is an ideal spot for summer and winter tourism. From December to March, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a hotspot for winter sports, and multiple skiing championships are organized. Likewise, when the snow clears, and the sun blooms bright, it becomes an ideal place to hike around and stroll through beautiful greenery amidst nature’s lap.


Germany’s fairytale castle – Neuschwanstein – is nestled in the Bavarian Alps in the country’s southern region. It is probably the world’s most famous castle and has been an inspiration and muse for artists for centuries. For instance, Walt Disney was inspired by Neuschwanstein for his Sleeping Beauty Castle. One of the fascinating aspects of the castle is that, unlike most of its counterparts, it was not constructed for defence but for pleasure. The Bavarian King Ludwig II built Neuschwanstein as his private summer retreat. How lucky are we to be able to experience and explore this historical and architectural magnum opus with our own eyes?

So, there we have it, the four best places to visit in Southern Germany when you travel to Germany in 2023. 

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