- Other Towns
- Top Experiences in Bavaria (except for Munich)
This post has information about some places in Bavaria, excluding the capital city, Munich. For Munich, check my other post here.
The places mentioned here are in no particular order.
Landshut is a city located around 75 km from Munich, and it's in Lower Bavaria.
|View from the Burg Trausnitz|
are undeniably the castle and
the old town.
|Church of St Martin|
is located pretty close to the
Old Town (Altstadt). The collection of buildings is pretty
nice to look at. Since it's on a
hill, there's a viewpoint
overlooking the city, but at the time of visit, there was some construction work going on so the viewpoint was inaccessible. You can go inside the castle where there is a museum with artifacts from various places such as Turkey, Egypt and Sri Lanka. Photography is not allowed.
|Inside Church of St Martin|
|Another church; outside the Altstadt|
This road is the main tourist street in town and has everything you might need: shops, restaurants, banks etc.
Passau is another city very close to the Austrian border. The city is touted as the "Venice of Bavaria". Three rivers flow into this city, the Danube (Donau), the Inn and the Ilz. Two of them converge in the city while the third converges with this stream a little beyond.
|Passau; from the river cruise|
A popular tour here is a river cruise in the Danube lasting approximately 40 minutes. Enjoy good views of the city whilst digging into some food, maybe an Apfelstrudel (apple strudel)?
The main attraction in Passau is the Dom (cathedral). Built in a very Italian style, the cathedral has a very beautiful interior. The cathedral is located at Domplatz (Cathedral Square).
Before reaching the Domplatz from where the river cruise stops, you will reach the Rathaus (Town Hall). This area is the Old Town, and has pretty and narrow streets.
|Inside the Dom|
|Another church near Ludwigstrasse|
the nice architecture and there are many shops and restaurants around.
There's a mall nearby too. It's pretty big (5 floors) and has the usual brands and shopping besides a big electronic store called Saturn.
Chiemsee is a lake located around 90 km from Munich.
Gardens at Schloss Herrenchiemsee-
slightly reminiscent of Jardin du
Luxembourg in Paris
visit in good weather!
After disembarkation at the island, there are a few shops- souvenirs and food. The palace is a 10 min walk away.
Visiting the palace is by guided tour only. Photography isn't permitted.
The tour shows various rooms including Ludwig's bedroom, his bathroom and the room where his throne is located.
A city with excellent medieval architecture, located around 120 km from Munich, is Regensburg.
|The main cathedral (Dom)|
|The stone bridge|
|View from the stone bridge|
|The Altes Rathaus|
|Inside the Dom|
|Church at Landau|
|Inside the church at Landau|
|Church in Resiebach|
|A ride at the Volksfest|